Rich Miller, DBA

Dr. Miller spent 8 years as a Process Engineer and Engineering Manager at two Tier 1 automotive suppliers. The first company was a Japanese transplant that supplied transmission casings, water and oil pumps, and valve covers to Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. At the second company, Rich was the Engineering Manager where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the tooling suppliers, internal capital projects, productivity, quality improvements, and problem solving across the supply chain, new product development coordination for the plant, customer (Ford, GM, and Dana-Spicer) technical relations, and implementation of Lean.

Recent Courses

BUS 1302 - Finite Math
BUS 3330 - Operations Management
OPER 6305 - Management of Operations
DBA 8360 - The Sustainable Enterprise

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship and the start-up and operations of complex ventures.
The social impacts of stakeholders on supply chain management.
The transition of successful industry experiences to pedagogy.

Selected Publications

Munoz, L. Miller, R. J., & Martin Poole, S. (2016). Who are you going after? A practical typology to generate engagement in professional student organizations. Marketing Education Review. 26(2). 105-118. Pedagogical research, peer reviewed.

Miller, R. J. & Maellaro, R. (2016). Getting to the root of the problem in experiential learning: Using problem solving and collective reflection to improve learning outcomes. Journal of Management Education. 40(2). 170-193. Pedagogical research, peer reviewed.

Munoz, L. Miller, R. J., & Martin Poole, S. (2016). Professional student organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives student intention to participate? Journal of Business for Education. 91(1). 45-51. Pedagogical research, peer reviewed.

Miller, R. J. (2015). Conducting service learning projects on a lean budget: Overcoming a non-profit’s zero-dollar budget request. Operations Management Education Review. 9(1). 89-108. Pedagogical research, peer reviewed.


Miller, R. J. Reward structure’s impact on buyer practices for sustainable supplier selection. (2016, November). Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, Austin, Texas. 

Miller, R. J. & Munoz, L. (2016, January). Complex start-ups: A thematic analysis into entrepreneur-opportunity fit concept. Presented at USASBE Meeting. San Diego, California.

Miller, R. J., Bell, R.G., Fodness, D., & Whittington, J.L, (2015, August). Sustainability through stakeholder value creation: The University of Dallas MBA. Panel Discussion at Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Awards & Honors

Fritz Roethlisberger Award for 2016 – Given to the best article in the Journal of Management Education