Susan Miller, professor, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University

Public policy specialist to join School of Public Affairs faculty


Mark J. Scarp

A political scientist specializing in public administration and public policy will be joining the School of Public Affairs (SPA) faculty in January 2021.

Susan Miller comes to ASU from the University of South Carolina, where she taught political science at its College of Arts and Sciences since 2013. She will be a tenured associate professor at SPA, said school director Donald Siegel.

Miller received her doctorate from the University of Missouri and her bachelor of arts degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

While at South Carolina, Miller’s research focused on “the consequences of institutional and program design for policy implementation and outcomes,” according to the College of Arts and Sciences website. Her work has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Political Research Quarterly and Legislative Studies Quarterly.

Before South Carolina, Miller was an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University and at Ohio State University.

“We are delighted that Professor Susan Miller is joining our faculty as a tenured associate professor,” Siegel said. “Susan is one of nation’s leading scholars on institutional and program design for policy implementation and outcomes, which enhances our strength in public management.”

ASU’s School of Public Affairs was recently ranked No. 6 in the nation in this category, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Mark J. Scarp is media relations officer for the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.