Research

Dr. Miller


Nancy J. Miller, professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University, has made numerous contributions to the field of textiles and clothing through research involving small businesses and entrepreneurship, rural marketplace exchange, family-owned businesses, minority owned businesses, business networks, older consumers, and international marketing of apparel products. She is the author of over 50 journal publications and has received over $2M in funding for multi-state, multi-disciplinary research from agencies such as USDA’s National Research Initiative, Fund for Rural America, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Miller’s research has been integrated with teaching and outreach in a variety of ways. She has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Apparel Merchandising with emphasis on small business and entrepreneurship opportunities. Research findings have served independent apparel store owners in rural communities and several former students have started small apparel store businesses. Dr. Miller was recognized by the International Textiles and Apparel Association as the 2010 Pearson Prentice Hall Lecturer for Outstanding Contributions to the Field, and made an ITAA Fellow in 2014