Jean Miller

Jean Miller
Assistant Professor of Communication
Room 303
600 21st Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Kenneth Burke
  • Public Speaking

Current Research

Dr. Miller is currently exploring overdose photography as an enactment of social order that reinforces stigma even as it has the potential to humanize those with substance use disorders. Dr. Miller is also developing pedagogical guidance for teaching the work of Kenneth Burke to undergraduates.


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
B.S., Towson State University


Miller, Jean C. (2016). Review of The Making of Barack Obama: The Politics of Persuasion. KB Journal (Journal of the Kenneth Burke Society), 11 (2), online.

Miller, Jean Costanza. (2013). “From the Parlor to the Barnyard: Obama and Holder on Race, Communication Quarterly, 61 (3), 349-373.


In 2013, the Capital Speakers Club of Washington D.C., Inc. renamed their annual scholarship in Dr. Miller’s honor, with the award now known as the Jean C. Miller and Hester B. Provensen Scholarship. Dr. Miller was recently invited to present to the Leadership Forum Series at the University Club of Washington, D.C.

Classes Taught

Undergraduate Courses
COMM 1025 - Intro to Communication Studies
COMM 3110 - Research Methods
COMM 3174 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 4199 - Senior Seminar

Graduate Courses
COMM 6171 - Professional Communication