Peter Miller is a retired educator who spent his forty-year career in a variety of higher education classrooms. Upon graduation with a B.A. in Visual Design and a M.A. in Industrial Design from Purdue University, he was hired by his Alma mater to teach in the Engineering Graphics Department. By the time he left Purdue, twenty years later, he had taught courses ranging from drafting and spatial graphics for engineering students, to perspective and rendering techniques for interior design majors to mechanical rendering methods for Industrial Illustration majors. He also served the department as academic advisor while achieving Associate Professor status with tenure.
A family move south provided him with the opportunity to begin his doctoral studies and the last twenty years of his career at The Art Institute of Atlanta and The Art Institute of Tampa. These two employment opportunities opened the door to the world of the computer and instruction in all areas of Graphic Design. While navigating the new world of computer instruction, he completed and successfully defended his dissertation—An Investigation of Assessment Practices: Project-Based Learning in Higher Education Graphic Design at Proprietary Institutions. He took great pride in completing this educational lifetime goal, smiled and retired two years later.
In January 2018 he found his call to creativity in a colored pencil drawing class and began his journey through this new challenge. He has gained a level of proficiency and awards in this new field. He is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and his subject matter interest led him to membership in the American Society of Botanical Artists and eventually the Florida Society of Botanical Artists.