Thomas Kenan Miller III received the B.A. degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. He received the M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics in 1980, and the Ph.D. in 1982, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. Since 1982 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he holds the rank of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering. He is currently serving as Vice Provost for Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA). In his role as Vice Provost, Dr. Miller is responsible for strategy, deployment, and implementation of the university’s learning technologies and distance education programs.
Dr. Miller has taught courses in digital systems, computer architecture, microprocessor systems design, and C and C++ programming. He instituted and directs the NC State University Engineering Entrepreneurs Program. He is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at North Carolina State University and recipient of the 1995 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator award from the IEEE. He was named ‘Tar Heel of the Week’ in January of 2000 for his work with engineering student entrepreneurs. He also founded and served as president of X Engineering Software Systems Corporation, developer of first native X-Window spreadsheet.