Senior Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Thomas Kenan (Tom) Miller III is Senior Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship at NC State University. Dr. Miller has oversight responsibility for NC State Entrepreneurship, an alliance model that includes academics to co-curricular and extracurricular offerings, and has allowed NC State to expand entrepreneurship engagement across disciplines, supporting an increasing number of students as they develop entrepreneurial mindsets.
Previously, Miller served as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship, leading Digital Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) since 2000 and providing oversight for the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education. Miller’s philosophy in growing DELTA was that distance education (DE) and face-to-face instruction would eventually become seamlessly integrated and digital technologies would serve all students, not just those who enrolled in DE courses. Because of his efforts, the 2021 U.S. News and World Report gave a national ranking to 15 NC State online and distance education programs, 13 of which are in the top 20 in the country.
Since 1982, he has been a member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is the McPherson Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship, and a member of the university’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers. In July of 2008, Dr. Miller was named Executive Director of the NC State University Entrepreneurship Initiative, a campus-wide effort to empower students as entrepreneurial thinkers, leaders and doers. He is the author or co-author of more than 50 technical publications.
Miller received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and chemistry, as well as a Master of Science and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and mathematics, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.