Miller selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Apr 18, 2014
Photo by: Donated Monica Miller

Monica Miller, a graduate student in the Ph.D. program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisian, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Miller is one of three graduate students chosen to participate in an institute titled "Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor."  The four-week program will be held in Milledgeville, Georgia, at Georgia College & State University, co-directed by Prof. Marshall Bruce Gentry of Georgia College & State University and by Prof. Robert Donahoo of Sam Houston State University.

Monica is the daughter of Melinda Bramlett Joyner, of Hiawassee, Georgia, and St. Pete Beach, Florida; granddaughter of the late Martin Vaughn Bramlett Jr, and Violet Owen Bramlett; the great-granddaughter of the late Robert J. Owen and Gussie Robinson Owen, and the late Martin Vaughn Bramlett Sr., all former residents of Haywood County.

The approximately 437 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 113,925 American students the following year.