Professor, Department of Social and Decision Sciences
John H. Miller received a B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado in 1982, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1988, where he worked with Ted Bergstrom and Hal Varian. In 1988 he joined the Santa Fe Institute as their first post doctoral fellow. He started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in 1990, becoming an Associate Professor in 1995, and Professor in 2000. He has been a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute since 1989, and in 2003 he was appointed as a Research Professor at the Institute. He currently splits his time between Carnegie Mellon University and the Santa Fe Institute. From 1998 to 2001 he was the head of the undergraduate Information Systems Program at CMU, in 2002 he became the head of the Department of Social and Decision Sciences, and in 2004 he was appointed as interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Santa Fe Institute. In 1982 he was awarded the Val B. Fischer Award in Social Sciences from the University of Colorado and in 1995 he received the Elliot Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado---the fourth generation of a family of ranchers.