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Dr. Chris J. Miller
Dr. Chris J. Miller
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Chris Miller teaches courses in American politics and public policy, constitutional law, and environmental policy. Before joining the University of Richmond in 2020, he spent several years working in Chicago’s nonprofit sector focusing on election oversight, youth organizing, and civil liberties advocacy work, then earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University’s O’Neill School (SPEA) focusing on climate change policy. His current research interests include national and subnational environmental policy, the intersections of ideological polarization and economic inequality, and the influence of media literacy on public opinion.

Grants and Fellowships

John Gillespie Fellowship, Indiana University, 2019
F&E Payne Fellowship, Indiana University, 2019
Doctoral Research Grant, Indiana University, 2018
Sustainability Research Development Grant, Indiana University, 2013


Carley, Sanya, Sean Nicholson-Crotty, and Chris J. Miller. 2017. “Adoption, Reinvention, and Amendment of Renewable Portfolio Standards in the American States.” Journal of Public Policy 37(4): 431-458.

Carley, Sanya, and Chris J. Miller. 2012. “Regulatory Stringency and Policy Drivers: A Reassessment of Renewable Portfolio Standards.” Policy Studies Journal 40(4): 730-756.

Ph.D., O┬┐Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
A.B., University of Chicago
Contact Information
109 Weinstein Hall
(804) 289-8535
Areas of Expertise
American Politics
Public Policy
Environmental Policy
Constitutional Law
Civil Rights and Liberties
Politics of Climate Change