The Department of Political Science provides critical knowledge and understanding of politics, governments, and public policies to students and the EIU community. Through classes and applied learning, students gain essential research, writing, communication, and professional skills, preparing them for careers in government and the public sector, nonprofits, legal fields, higher education, and the corporate world. We are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence as we strive to prepare students to be responsible citizens in a diverse world.
Dr. Miller received her B.A. and M.A. from Eastern Illinois University. She received her M.P.P. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University with a focus in American Government and Public Policy.
Professor Miller's current research project is a program evaluation of the Missoula County Foster Care Program in Missoula, MT.
Wikstrom, Kris, Trisha Miller, Heather Campbell, and Mike Tschudi. (2019). “Environmental Inequities And Water Policy During A Drought: Burdened Communities, Minority Residents, And Cutback Assignments. Review of Policy Research. Volume 36, Issue 1. 4-27.
Keynote Speaker, “Public Health Professionals as Leaders in the Policy Arena” For the MT CAHN (Center to Advance Health Through Nursing) Nursing Education and Practice Summit. June 7, 2019 at Carroll College, Helena, MT.
“Environmental Justice and Water Policy During a Drought Event: Community Fragility and Cut-Back Assignments.” Kris Wikstrom, Trisha Miller, Heather Campbell (Main Presenter: Kris Wikstrom). Presented at the Harvey Mudd Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solution October 2016 in Claremont, CA. Also, presentation at APPAM Fall of 2017.
“Poisoning the Well: The Rhetoric of Fear and Anger in the 2008 Presidential Campaign.” Alex Hindman, Trisha Miller (Main Presenter: Alex Hindman). Poster Presentation at American Political Science Association conference August, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
“Scriptural Speech: Partisan Differences in Religious Rhetoric during the 2008 Presidential Election.” Alex Hindman, Trisha Miller. Presented at Christians in Political Science conference May 31, 2014 at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.
“Talking the Talk: Partisan Differences in the Use of Religious Rhetoric.” Presented at the Western Political Science Association conference April 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Trisha Miller, Jean Schroedel, and Moana Vercoe.
Professor Miller is excited to be teaching an online graduate course, Ethics in Public Administration, this fall.
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