Dr. John Miller
Dr. Miller, now Professor Emeritus at Bucknell University, was Christian R. Lindback Professor of Management until his retirement in 2005. He was visiting professor at École Supérieure de Commerce du Centre in Tours, France and at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan; Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at Yale University’s School of Organization and Management; and a consultant to theAmerican Management Association’s A merican Foundation for Management Research.
Miller also served as Academic Director of the National Urban Fellows programs at Yale and Bucknell. He is a Fellow of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Miller holds an A. B. in Economics (with honors) from Stanford University, a Diplom–Certificate in German Studies from the University of Munich, an MBA from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration; Fontainebleau, France) and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Rochester.
The Journal of Management Education, Newsweek, BusinessWeek and The Chronicle of Higher Education have featured Miller’s experiential learning model, and Miller has spoken about it at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.
Miller’s experiential learning model is in use at dozens of institutions of higher education. These include the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Babson College, the University of Oklahoma and Bucknell University, in the wildly popular experiential management class that Miller started some 30 years ago.
Jay Tift, M.Ed.
Jay has worked in the field of human development for more than ten years in a variety of settings. His passion for this field has often led him to work with teens and young adults as they explore the lenses through which they view themselves, their world and the people in it. He believes in the need to match reflection and discussion with action and experimentation in order to fully explore and learn.
Since 2001, Jay has helped with a variety of leadership programs, guiding students as they explore leadership, service, teamwork, and self through games, personal and team challenges, group and individual reflection, and educational sessions.
A National Certified Counselor, Jay is currently working towards licensure in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor. He holds a M.Ed. in clinical mental health counseling from Vanderbilt University, a M.Ed. in organizational leadership and communication from Belmont University, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Puget Sound.
For the past 15 years, David has organized and run RYLA youth leadership conferences for Rotary International. More than 1,700 teen leaders have passed through his program, the core of which has been highlighted at national and international Rotary symposia.
As part of PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ New York-based management consulting practice, David implemented large scale information technology projects for clients including UPS, JPMorganChase and Aetna. He later managed national technical support operations for NJ.com, a $10M regional news and information website.
Now a resident of Nashville, David is a writer, strategist, serial entrepreneur and founding partner of Countdown Group LLC, a firm that commercializes intellectual property, and of TernionM LLC.
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