Carol Miller receives 2023 national business law professor’s Distinguished Career Achievement Award

Carol J. Miller was honored with the 2023 national business law professors’ Distinguished Career Achievement Award at the national meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) in San Diego this summer.  One senior professor is selected nationally to receive this annual award.  She is an ALSB past president.

Carol Miller earned her J.D., ’78, from the University of Missouri, as well as B.A. and M.B.A. from Mizzou and a B.S. in social science from Northwest Missouri State University.

Carol Miller is in her 40th year of teaching environmental law and business law at Missouri State University (MSU), where she has the rank of Distinguished Professor.  Among her 30+ awards are the campuswide MSU Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, the MSU Foundation Excellence Research Award (4 times), the Board of Governors’ Public Affairs Award and the Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Women’s Justice Legal Scholar Award. She has published over 100 articles during her career, with her most recent law review articles focusing on the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act issues.

Former MSU Faculty Senate Chairperson Rhonda Ridinger stated that : “Dr. Carol Miller is the consummate professional. I can think of no colleague across the university who has rivaled Carol Miller’s distinguished record of performance. As an academician she advanced to Distinguished Professor in 2005 and then to PSIP Professor Plus in 2014. These advanced faculty ranks are not only indicators of her prowess and stature in her profession but also to her dedication to students, to the mission of the University, and to purposeful dissemination of published works to the public good.  She has continued a steady, prestigious productivity. Excellence in everything she does is her hallmark.”

Student comment regarding teaching: “Professor Miller’s goals and class presentations are clear, concise, and always applicable to the material at hand.  She is by far the most organized professor I have had with MSU.  She is always well prepared and has sincere love of the topic.”