Dean's Office

College of Science and Health Professions

Dr. Scott E. Miller, Interim Dean of the College of Science and Health Professions, has more than 20 years higher education experience in teaching and research, as well as over 15 years in higher education administration at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Welcome to the College of Science and Health Professions

If you are a problem-solver with critical thinking skills, this is the place for you. As the largest school at PennWest Edinboro, we offer all students extensive opportunities and many pathways to rewarding careers.

Whether you are pursuing an Associate degree in the applied sciences or plan to use your PennWest Edinboro Bachelor’s degree as a springboard to medical or professional school or one of our acclaimed advanced degrees, you will receive hands-on experience under the supervision of experienced faculty mentors. You may be surprised to know that our laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment used in your undergraduate programs rival those of highly ranked graduate schools, and our clinical experiences are second to none.

There’s a spirit of camaraderie here, with many student clubs and organizations that allow you to learn more about your field of interest while you make life-long friendships with like-minded students. I encourage you to explore them all!

We take great pride in our graduates. Employers tell us they are not only hard working and responsible, but well prepared for the jobs of the 21st century. Soon you will be among them.

In the meantime, we look forward to sharing your journey as a Fighting Scot. You can rest assured that your professors, faculty advisors, and this office are always available to help you make the most of your time here.

Go Boro! 

Dr. Scott E. Miller, Dean


Meet the Dean

Scott Miller

Dr. Miller has served in the Dean’s Office of the Edinboro’s ACBSP-accredited School of Business since 2012. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Business and Economics and also filled in as the Acting Director of Admissions in 2013–2014. Prior to joining the Edinboro family, Dr. Miller served in various capacities, teaching advanced accounting topics and business law at the undergraduate and graduate level including accounting program director, director of graduate programs and associate director of the School of Business at his prior institution.

In April 2014, Dr. Miller was honored by the American Association of University Administrators with the Robert W. MacVittie Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes individuals with outstanding potential for higher education leadership.

Dr. Miller has more than 15 years of administrative experience in higher education, complemented by more than 30 years of professional business experience advising individuals and businesses in various economic matters, including taxation, complex mergers and acquisitions, real estate and estate planning, and probate, representing clients throughout the United States in transactions on three continents.

To continue to bring real-world experience to the School’s programs, Dr. Miller remains active in the legal and accounting profession as an attorney. Dr. Miller has given presentations throughout the country to professional and nonprofit organizations on accounting, legal and organizational efficiency issues. He is also frequently asked to conduct financial planning seminars to members of nonprofit organizations who face chronic financial barriers. Dr. Miller is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in Pennsylvania, holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, and is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and Ohio with additional bar admissions to the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, Dr. Miller has served in leadership positions on numerous regional, state and national boards for nonprofit and governmental entities.

Dr. Miller continues to maintain a scholarly agenda and has presented academic papers throughout the United States and at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. In addition, he has published peer-reviewed articles in U.S. and international journals. He is an invited lecturer in the doctoral program at Anderson University, where he serves on and chairs dissertation committees for doctoral students. His research interests are primarily in corporate governance. Dr. Miller’s research has also focused on the financial crises in the United States, accounting ethics and taxation.

Dr. Miller holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pa., and a Doctor of Business Administration in accounting from Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Dr. Miller's CV


Contact Us

College of Science and Health Professions
R. Benjamin Wiley Arts and Sciences Center
200 Cooper Circle
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2440

Dr. Scott Miller
Interim Dean
102 R. Benjamin Wiley Arts and Sciences Center
Phone: 814-732-2400