Dr. Lori Miller received a BA from the University of California (UC) Riverside in 1967, an MA from California State University, Northridge in 1971, and a PhD in English Literature and Rhetoric from International College, Los Angeles in 1983.

Over her 25 plus years as a Humanities Educator, Dr. Miller spearheaded a career in composition course development and teaching, first as a faculty member of the English Department and as a Director of Freshman Composition, Upper Division Writing and Humanities Core at UC Irvine (1985 to 1997).She returned to UCI from 2006-2009 as Writing Director of the First-year Integrated Program. 

She also taught upper division Writing for Advertising courses at California State University at Fullerton. Most recently, she has been a faculty member at Moreno Valley College, teaching hybrid and online English composition courses. 

Dr. Miller attributes her successful career to perseverance and a passion for learning, and to the inspiration of  colleagues, friends, and her mentors, meditation teacher Shinzen Young and her Ph.D. dissertation director, Dr. Deena Metzger. She is a recent recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.

Dr. Miller currently works as a professional editor and mentor to college applicants. If interested in her services as an editor or tutor, email her at drlorimiller50@gmail.com.