J. William Miller, Jr.

Professor Emeritus
157 Rhoades-Robinson Hall
828.251.6441

Dr. Miller retired in 2013 but still dabbles in reserch and consulting, is currently serving on the NC Board of Licensing of geologists, and continues to acquire boulders for the University educational rock garden. 


Education

  • B.S.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • M.S.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D.  University of Georgia

Professional Interests

  • Investigations of metals in sediments, surface and ground waters
  • Textural and geochemical studies of ores
  • Geology of the Blue Ridge
  • Geoarchaeology

Recent Publications [*Denotes student authors]

  • Babuin*, J.L., J.W. Miller, K.K. Moorhead, and J.R. Craig.  [2014].  "Corrosion mineralogy of common bird shot types in north Carolina [USA]."  CANADIAN MINERALOGIST 52:487-500.
  • Gaillard*, S., R. Mensah-Biney, & J.W. Miller.  [2013].  "Use of quarry fines to make a construction aggregate."  MINING ENGINEERING  65:57-64.
  • Miller, J.W., L.B. Dlugolecki*, & K.K. Moorhead.  [2008].  "Path of the Nantahala River, Western North Carolina."  SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY 46:37-42.
  • Schleicher*, L.S., J.W. Miller, S. Watkins-Kenney, L.F. Carnes-McNaughton,&  M.U. Wilde-Ramsing.  [2008].  "Non-destructive chemical characterization of ceramic sherds from Shipwreck 31CR314 and Brunswick Town, North Carolina."  JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH  35:2824-2838.
  • Nagle*, J.P., J. Van Jahnke, & J.W. Miller.  [2006].  "Evaluation and production of a North Carolina piedmont clay deposit, Montgomery County, North Carolina."  NORTH CAROLINA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INFORMATION CIRCULAR 34. pp. 66-77.
  • Mensah-Biney, R., L.A. Carpenter*, J.W. Miller, & J.C. Reid.  [2005].  "Suitability of Pinehurst Formation as a glass sand, Richmond County, North Carolina."  NORTH CAROLINA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INFORMATION CIRCULAR 33,  29 p.
  • Miller, J.W., J.E. Callahan, J.R. Craig, & K.H. Whatley.  [2005].  "'Ruling Theories Linger':  Questioning the identity of the Beaufort Inlet shipwreck:  A Discussion."  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY  34:339-341.
  • Miller, J.W. & C.W. Allen*.  [2004].  "Mineralology and history of the Ray mica mine, Yancey County, North Carolina."  NORTH CAROLINA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEONOTE 8, 8 p.
  • Kline, S.W., W. Phiukao*, M. Griffin*, & J.W. Miller.  [2004].  "Evaluation of the sodium sulfate soundness test for qualifying dolomites of northern Arkansas for construction aggregate:  Proceedings of the 40th forum on the geology of industrial minerals, Bloomington, Indiana."  INDIANA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OCCASIONAL PAPER 67, pp. 115-128.
  • Miller, J.W., J.E. Callahan, & J.R. Craig.  [2002].  "Mercury interactions with a simulated gold placer."   APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY  17:21-28.
  • Miller, J.W., K.M. Whatley, J.E. Callahan, & J.R. Craig.  [2001].  "Ballast stone studies from North Carolina Shipwreck 003BUI, The Queen Anne's Revenge:  Mossbauer Spectroscopy."  SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY  40:59-64.
  • Callahan, J.E., J.W. Miller, & J.R. Craig.  [2001].  "Balast stone studies from North Carolina Shipwreck 003BUI, The Queen Anne's Revenge:  hand specimen, X-ray, chemical, petrography, paramagnetic , and K-Ar age date studies."  SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY  40:49-58.
  • Craig, J.R., J.E. Callahan, J.W. Miller, & W.R. Lasardi.  [2001].  "Preliminary studies of some bse and precious metals from the Queen Anne's Revenge."  SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY  40:41-48.
  • Miller, J.W., & K.H. Fryer.  [2008].  "Bedrock Geologic Map of the Asheville 7.5 minute Quandrangle, North Carolina."  NORTH CAROLINA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY:  GEOLOGIC MAP SERIES 14.