A longtime member of the Saint Louis University community has passed away. Elwood Miller, Ph.D., professor of accounting, died May 12. He was 86.
Dr. Miller joined the SLU faculty in 1975 as an associate professor of accounting and went on to become a full professor and also served as the chairman of the accounting department. He retired in December 1990.
Prior to coming to SLU, Miller served as a civilian administrator for the United States Air Force Military Airlift Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and went on to earn his graduate and doctoral degrees at Saint Louis University.
Ellen Harshman, J.D., dean of the John Cook School of Business, remembers Miller's many contributions to the University.
"Dr. Miller was a valued member of our accounting faculty, served as a leader in the School and is fondly remembered by his students and his colleagues," Harshman said.
Professor of accounting John Keithley, Ph.D., spoke highly of the character and commitment of Dr. Miller.
"Elwood Miller was a fine colleague, scholar and teacher," Keithley said. "He was especially devoted to the ideals of Saint Louis University, the School of Business and Administration, and the Department of Accounting."
Dr. Miller is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Miller; son Scott (Beta), a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society .