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About Bryan Lee Miller

Dr. Miller’s research has evaluated prescription drug abuse and regulations, drug panics, and restrictions on ex-offenders reintegrating into the community. His recent research has focused on novel drug use and perceptions of use. The main focus of this research is to evaluate the relationship between deviant peers and novel drug use. He is currently working on evaluating the use of novel psychoactive drugs among those in community corrections.  He is an author or co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications in criminal justice, criminology, medical, and drug journals, as well as the book Emerging Trends in Drug Use and Distribution (2014, Springer).  Recent publications have appeared in scholarly journals such as PediatricsJournal of Research in Crime and DelinquencyPunishment & Society, Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Drug Issues.


2014 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of
2012 - 2014 Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
2010 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Scholar, Health Disparities Mentoring Program Excellence Grant (2015-2016). National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (P20MD006901), National Institute of Health
  • Recipient of the University Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction (2014-2015), Georgia Southern University
  • Recipient of the Nutter Dissertation Fellowship (2009), University of Florida
  • Recipient of the Graduate Student Teaching Award (2008-2009), University of Florida


  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • Qualitative Research Design
  • Theories of Crime and Deviance
  • Drugs, Crime, and Policy
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Senior Seminar
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Corrections
  • Drugs and Society
  • Criminal Behavior


2005 - 2010 PhD, University of Florida ‐ Sociology and Criminology & Law

Peer-reviewed Publications (35)