Title: Assistant Professor & Department Chair of Business Administration
Company: Benedict College
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Melvin T. Miller, PhD, assistant professor and department chair of business administration at Benedict College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business administration.
With 21 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Miller has excelled as assistant professor and department chair of business administration at Benedict College since 2012. He began her career as vice president, small business banker, retail financial advisor, and market manager for Downtown Cola at Wachovia Corp. from 1993 to 2003. He worked as vice president, consumer/professional and executive banking manager at South Carolina Community Bank from 2003 to 2008. He established himself as vice president of business and finance at Allen University from 2008 to 2011 before transitioning to Webster University as an adjunct full professor since 2002. He served as a mentor at the University of Southern California School of Business.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Miller pursued an education at the University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1988. He continued his academic efforts at Walden University, graduating with a Master of Business Administration in 1999, a Master of Philosophy in management in 2019, and a PhD in applied management and decision sciences in 2020.
Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Miller has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He held the role of liaison for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and served on the curriculum committee, the athletic committee and the library committee at Benedict College. At the Benedict College School of Business and Entrepreneurship, he excelled as the curriculum committee chair. Additionally, he served on the social action committee at the local district and international level of Omega Psi Phi.
In addition to his primary vocation, Dr. Miller remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He held executive and leadership roles at the Carolina Uplift Foundation, Spark and Steam, and was a member of the National Black MBA Association, the National Society of Leadership and Success, Delta Mu Delta, the Golden Key International Honor Society, and the Central City Optimist Club.
In light of his impressive undertakings, Dr. Miller has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was named to the Forbes Black Committee of Forbes Magazine in 2023 and recognized as the Omega Man of the Year by Omicron 5 Chapter in 2012. He received the Trailblazer Award in North Carolina and the Leaving the Legacy Award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. He was nominated for the William T. Camper Award for Excellence in Teaching by Webster University, which also recognized him as Faculty of the Year from 2004 to 2005.