Harding University names director of sponsored programs

Harding University provost Larry Long today named Dr. Brad Miller as director of the Office of Sponsored Programs for the University effective Jan. 1, 2015. Miller is associate professor and associate chair in the department of engineering and physics.

The position is new to the University and will report to the Office of the Provost. As director of sponsored programs, Miller will facilitate and administer all grants that are awarded to the University and faculty members. Although he will not serve as grant writer, he will help guide and support those who are seeking grants to reinforce University and regulatory policies, and after grants are awarded, he will monitor their compliance with University, state and federal regulations.

“I am confident that he will develop this new office as a center that will guide, encourage, facilitate and manage grants that will help our faculty and students grow their research and scholarly activities and provide additional university funding,” Long said.

Miller has been at Harding since 2007 and will continue to serve as associate professor and associate chair. He earned his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech in 2000. He came to Harding after teaching and research experience at the University of Missouri-Rolla and in industry.