Raymond C. Miller (2008)
Raymond C. Miller is a past president, journal editor, and longtime member of AIS. He is also the past president of the Society for International Development and Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Social Science at San Francisco State University. He received his PhD from Syracuse University and MA from the University of Chicago. His culminating work, International Political Economy: Contrasting World Views, was published by Routledge in 2008 (see listing in Recent AIS-connected Publications on Interdisciplinary). His most significant early publication on interdisciplinary was his 1982 Issues in Integrative Studies article: “Varieties of Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Social Sciences (click here). At his university Miller was the founding chair (1980) of the University Interdisciplinary Council on which he served until his retirement in 2006. Miller’s “courage in the service to the public good” was cited as a key feature of his commitment to creating social change, another criterion of the prestigious Boulding award. He served for over a decade on his city’s governing body with three terms as mayor (Brisbane, California). He was also the founding chair of the joint powers organization that encompassed all 20 cities in San Mateo County.