Raymond Miller

PhD, English Literature

  • PhD, University of Delaware – 1974
  • M.A., University of Delaware – 1969
  • B.A., Washington University – 1966

Raymond Miller
PhD, English Literature


B.A. 1966 Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

M.A. 1969 University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Thesis: Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent: “A Simple Tale” of Irrationality
Director: Prof. Charles Bohner

Ph.D. 1974 University of Delaware
Dissertation: Shirley Jackson’s Fiction: An Introduction
Director: Prof. Ronald Martin

Major Areas of Concentration

Modern American Literature, Modern Literature, Composition, Speech, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Scientific Writing, Drama


  • The Jersey Devil, with James McCloy. Middle Atlantic Press, Wallingford/Wilmington, 1976
  • “Teaching Composition by the Journal-Reading Method.” Teaching Composition, University of Delaware, 1978.
  • “The Jersey Devil,” with James McCloy. New Jersey Folklore, Spring 1980

Several articles with Beacham Publishing/Research Publishing 1985-1988

  • “Stephen Crane”
  • “Murray Schisgal”
  • “Robert Ludlum”
  • “Shirley Jackson”

Articles appear in standard university and library references. 

  • “Communication in Sales,” with James McCloy. Opportunity, October, 1990
  • Editing/Translation of A Dog’s Life, by Hans Bayer. University Press of America, Lanham, MD and London, 1993
  • The Phantom of the Pines, with James McCloy. Middle Atlantic Press, Wilmington/Newark, 1998

Play Productions, My Original Scripts

  • Sweetness and Light,
  • Wilmington College, 1974, 1975
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn, 1975
  • Winner, Robin Taylor Award (2nd Place), 1975, Salem Community College, 1978
  • Ed’s Cellar, Wilmington College 1975
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn, 1975
  • The Bar-Side, Wilmington College 1982
  • James Dean Comes Back, with John Toothman, Wilmington College 1983
  • Coupling, Wilmington College 1983
  • A Day at the Factory, Wilmington College 1983

Academic Honors

  • Ralph E. Cohen Scholarship, sophomore through senior years, Washington University
  • New Jersey State Scholarship, freshman through senior years, Washington University
  • Sophomore and Senior Honors, Washington University.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Delaware, 1967-1970, 1971-1972
  • Andelot Fellowship, University of Delaware, 1970-1971
  • Robin Taylor Award, Playwriting and Play Production, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 1975

Courses Taught

  1. Introductory courses to literary genres
  2. Introduction to Literature
  3. Early American Literature
  4. Modern American Literature
  5. Modern Novel
  6. Contemporary Novel
  7. Science Fiction
  8. Creative Writing
  9. Early British Literature
  10. English Renaissance Writers
  11. History of Ideas
  12. African American Literature
  13. Theme Courses in Literature
  14. Remedial English
  15. Freshman Composition
  16. Script and Playwriting
  17. Acting
  18. Advanced Communication Skills
  19. Speech
  20. Business Writing
  21. Technical Writing
  22. Scientific Writing
  23. Corporate Communications


Intercultural Open University Foundation, Professor/Research Advisor (2007-Present)

Wilmington College, New Castle, Delaware (1973-1991)

  • Promoted from Assistant to Full Professor
  • Taught on outreach campuses and main campus
  • Wrote reports
    Wrote and edited Faculty Newsletter
  • Excellent evaluations
  • Served as playwright in residence

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware (1967-1973)

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of English
  • Associate faculty member
  • Taught a wide variety of courses

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware (1977-Present)

Associate faculty member, Department of English

Courses taught

E 011 English Essentials
E 110 Critical Reading and Writing
E 204 Great American Writers
E 205 Great English Writers
E 208 Introduction to Drama
E 209 Introduction to the Novel
E 210 Short Story
E 301 Problems in Composition
E 302 Advanced Composition
E 312 Written Communications in Business

1991-2007 Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Adjunct faculty member, Department of Humanities and Communications
Teach Freshman Humanities courses, Business and Corporate Writing and
Communications courses

1992-2007 University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Adjunct faculty member, Department of Humanities
Teach Composition, Literature, and Scientific Writing courses

1992-Present Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania
Teach Effective Speech, Introduction to Composition, Introduction to
Literature courses
Served in Writing Center

2007-Present Intercultural Open University Foundation, USA and NL
Professor of Liberal Arts

Professional Experience

Technical Writer Delaware Transit Corporation, Dover, Delaware Summer 1996

Wrote policies and compiled company-wide policies and procedures manual. Met regularly with senior management.

Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University

Summer 1997
Taught Technical Writing courses
Administrative/Clerical Assistant Wilmington Housing Authority

Summer 1998
Assisted Chair of Department of Human Services and Community Relations
Writing and clerical support as needed
Technical Copy Editor MBNA World Headquarters

Summer 1999 and 2000 Wilmington, Delaware
Review section of Communications Department, Editor
Responsible for editing and checking a wide variety of corporate documents, including weekly and quarterly news publications
Generated LAN evaluation reports and other documents as needed

Summer Courses Drexel University
Taught a number of courses for Evening and Professional Studies
Summer 2002 Taught Hum 102, Reading and Research
Com 270 Business Communication


Ronald E. Martin, Professor of English, Emeritus University of Delaware
George Miller, Professor of English, University of Delaware