Biographical Information




Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 1998

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Chemistry, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 1994


Teaching Experience:




Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2004-Present

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2000-2004

Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1998-1999


Courses Taught:









General Chemistry I (CHM 103) lecture and laboratory

General Chemistry II (CHM 104) lecture and laboratory

Analytical Chemistry (CHM 301) laboratory

Survey of Organic Chemistry (CHM 300) lecture and laboratory

Organic Chemistry Theory I (CHM 303)

Organic Chemistry Theory II (CHM 304)

Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHM 305)

Industrial Chemistry (CHM 330)

Polymer Chemistry (CHM 422) lecture and laboratory


Professional Affiliations:






American Chemical Society member since 1995

·   Executive Council, Immediate Past Chair January 2003-December 2003

·   Chair, La Crosse-Winona section June 2001-December 2002

·   Chair-Elect, La Crosse-Winona section January-June 2001

Phi Lambda Upsilon member since 1995

Council on Undergraduate research member since 1999














Gusse, A. C., Miller, P. D. and Volk, T. J.  White-rot fungi demonstrate first biodegradation of Phenolic resin. Environ. Sci. & Technol., 2006, 40, 4196-4199.

Ford, W. T. and Miller, P. D.   “Functional polymer colloids as catalysts” Chapter 15 in “Microbeads, Microcapsules and Liposomes, Volume 4: Functional Colloids and Fine Particles.”  Ed. A. Guyot and R. Arshady.  London: Citus Books. 2002. Pages 171-201.

Miller, P. D. and Ford, W. T.  A survey of alkyl methacrylate latexes as aqueous catalytic media.  Langmuir, 2000, 16, 1592-1596.

Miller, P. D.; Spivey, H. O.; Copeland, S. L.; Sanders, R.; Woodruff, A.; Gearhart, D.; Ford, W. T. Analysis of the kinetics of hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl alkanoates in colloidal polymer dispersions by an ion-exchange model.  Langmuir, 2000, 16, 1108-1114.

Sedaghat-Herati, M. R.; Miller, P. D.; Kozolowski, A.; Harris, J. M.  Synthesis of methoxypoly(oxy-ethylene)propionic acid. Polymer Bulletin, 1999, 43, 35-41.

Krassimir, V.; Miller, P. D.; Kreider, J.; Ford, W. T.  Poly(propylene imine) dendrimer complexes of Cu(II), Zn(II), and Co(III) as catalysts of hydrolysis of bis-(p-nitrophenyl)phosphate.  Reactive & Functional Polymers, 1999, 41, 205-212.

Miller, P. D. and Ford, W. T.  Parallel synthesis of alkyl methacrylates for use as catalytic media.  J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun., 1998, 1151-1152.

Miller, P. D. and Ford, W. T. Sterically stabilized polystyrene latexes.  Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng., 1997, 76, 318-320.

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