Meet the Provost


Dr. Scott Miller is the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost.

Scott Miller

Dr. Scott E. Miller has been selected as senior vice president of Academic Affairs and provost for Pennsylvania Western University, effective July 1, 2022.

In this role, he will lead PennWest from an academic affairs perspective, including budgeting, personnel and institutional planning. He will direct all academic programs and lead the development of new programs that support the mission of the integrated university and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. As a core member of the strategic leadership team, he will be responsible for providing direction for other members of the academic leadership team across all campuses, and he will partner with other divisions to ensure quality academic support systems for students.

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.

Contact Us

Office of the Provost
Reeder Hall
219 Meadville St.
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2729