Dr. Robert Miller

Dr. Robert C. Miller

Arts and Sciences Division
Professor
English


Email: millerr@tntemple.edu

 

Education


  • D.A., English, Middle Tennessee State University, 1975
  • M.A., English, Middle Tennessee State University, 1972
  • B.A., English / History, LeTourneau University, 1967
  • Post-graduate: Performer, Masters Class, University of Michigan, 1978
  • M.M. Piano Recital, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1982
 

Academic Experiences


  • 1967-present Tennessee Temple University (appointed Professor of English, 1984)
  • 1996-present The McCallie School (Adjunct Piano Professor, Choral Accompanist)
  • 1976-1979 Chattanooga State (Adjunct Instructor of English)
  • 1973-1974 Middle Tennessee State university (English Fellow Instructor)
  • HUMANITIES: Survey of Humanities
  • ONLINE LEARNING: English Composition I, English Composition II, British Literature I, British Literature II, American Literature I, Literary Criticism, Survey of Humanities
 

Teaching Specializations


  • ENGLISH: Composition; Introduction to Literature; surveys of American, English, and World literatures; studies in Poetry and Drama; Literary Criticism; Advanced Grammar; Shakespeare; Creative Writing; Romantic Literature; Victorian Literature; Studies in Film and Literature: Science Fiction; Studies in Major Authors: C. S. Lewis; Independent Studies in English: Directed Research/Writing
  • MUSIC: Music History; Keyboard Harmony; Applied Music; Piano Lab; Recital
 

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • Organist: Kingwood Baptist Church and Signal Mt. Baptist Church
  • Member: National Teachers of English, Tennessee Philological Association (officer) American Guild of Organists, Chattanooga Music Club (officer of Music Scholarship Award), National Guild of Piano Teachers, The MacDowell Music Club Writing Workshops in literature and English pedagogy in Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama
  • Judge for National Guild of Piano Teachers and various schools in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama
  • Accompanist for Chattanooga Symphony and Opera auditions
 

Publications & Presentations


  • Presentations
    • "Dialogue: Antigone," The Temple Players
    • "Readings," Ready Writer’s Guild, Chattanooga
    • "Unrelieved Comic Relief in Shakespeare’s Lost Play," Tennessee Philological Association
    • "Variations on a Theme," The Well-Tempered Pen
    • "A Lover’s Hindsight," College Poetry Review
    • Incidental and program music, The Comedy of Errors, Tennessee Temple Players
    • "The Practice Session," Clavier
    • "Robert Frost: Sentimental Anti-Sentimentalist," Tennessee Philological Association
    • "On Keats and Music Unheard," American Guild of Organists
    • "Star Trek: Journey into Allusion," Tennessee Philological Association
    • "Grimes Composes Allusive Novel," Book Review, Chattanooga Free Press
    • "Focus on Gershwin," Book Review, Chattanooga Free Press
    • "Adventure Continues in Star Trek," Book Review, Chattanooga Free Press
    • "Clarke Imagines Asteroid Threat," Book Review, Chattanooga Free Press
    • "Elie Wiesel," Book Review, Chattanooga Free Press
    • "Amy Beach and Her Chamber Music," Book Review, Scarecrow Press
    • "George Herbert and the Risk of Commitment," Tennessee Philological Association
    • "Music and Death," Tennessee Philological Association
    • "’Poetry Isn’t My Cup of Tea’: Verse Isn’t Poetry," Tennessee Philological Association
    • "Emily Dickinson: She ‘fumbles at your Soul,’" Tennessee Philological Association
    • "Chopin’s Rainbow," piano solo, Discovery Music
    • "Chromatic Etude," piano solo, Discovery Music
    • "Pumping Piano," piano solo, Discovery Music
    • "Melancholy Meanderings," piano solo, Discovery Music
    • "Because He Lives," piano solo, Discovery Music
    • "Children’s Medley," piano solo, Discovery Music
    • How Do I Merry Christmas Thee? Let Me Play the Ways! piano solo collection, Discovery Music
    • The Joy of Carols, piano solo collection, Discovery Music
    • Sacred Classics, piano solo collection, Discovery Music
    • He Is My Exceeding Joy, arranger and accompanist, LP and cassette recording
    • Mina Ogelsby Sings Fanny Crosby, arranger and accompanist, LP and cassette recording
    • The Potter’s Hands, arranger and accompanist, LP and cassette recording
    • The Virtuous Woman, Mina Oglesby, arranger and accompanist, LP and cassette recording
    • David Johnson Sings! arranger and accompanist, LP and cassette tape recording
    • Meditation One, cassette tape recording
    • Keyboard Creations Volume I, cassette tape recording
    • Keyboard Creations Volume II, cassette tape recording
    • Merry Christmas from Bob Miller, cassette tape recording
    • Christmas Sketches, cassette tape recording
 

Recognitions


  • Who's Who Among American Teachers
  • One Hundred Best-Dressed Men in Chattanooga
  • First-place violinist in YFC International
  • TTU Yearbook teacher dedication recipient
 

Family


  • Married to Marjorie for 47 years. The father of two children and grandfather of five grandchildren.