Austin Miller Faculty Profile

Austin Miller

Assistant Professor - Quantitative Analysis; Program Director -MSBA

Austin Miller is a behavioral economist who specializes both in data analysis and in judgment and decision making. He primarily teaches courses in business analytics, policy analysis, and computational science. His current research interests include the intersections of decision making with health, criminal justice, and social policy. Prior to joining the community at Hamline University, he worked as a research assistant, an adjunct professor in economics, and in independent analytical consultant.

Austin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington State University. He also has an M.P.P. in Public Policy Analysis and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Austin encourages student interaction in every aspect of education. He believes that it is through connecting and engaging with students that educators can best understand student needs and how best to meet those needs. He recognizes that education is about developing useful thought habits as well as learning challenging material, and he seeks to provide students with ample opportunities to get help both in and outside of the classroom.

In any class that he teaches, Austin attempts to illustrate how the topics fit into the larger purposes of education. He emphasizes the importance of scientific and statistical literacy in all areas of learning.