Miller, Benjamin


Instructional Technology Fellow


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Benjamin Miller is a 7th-year ABD Ph.D. candidate in the English program of the CUNY Graduate Center, where in addition to passing orals and submitting his prospectus, he has completed all requirements for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy certificate program. He is currently an Instructional Technology Fellow for the Macaulay Honors College, working with faculty and students at Lehman College to enhance teaching and learning through digital tools. Ben’s dissertation uses distant reading techniques to examine the dynamics of research- and discourse­ communities within recent doctoral-level scholarship in composition and rhetoric.

A past cochair of the GC Composition and Rhetoric Community, Ben has led workshops on writing pedagogy for both the English program and the MAGNET fellows. Prior to becoming an ITF, Ben was a Writing Fellow at Lehman College, working with professors in biology and theatre; before that, he was a graduate teaching fellow at Hunter College, teaching Theory and Practice of Expository Writing (Eng 301) as well as First-Year Composition (Eng 120); before that, he taught both academic and creative writing at Columbia University, where he earned an MFA in poetry. His first book of poems, Without Compass, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2014.

See Ben’s productive procrastination projects online at (a crowdsourced academic genealogy for comp/rhet) and (the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, now in its fourth issue, and open to submissions year-round)!