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Daniel Miller greatly enjoys teaching students about the history of documentary films and how to make award-winning documentaries of their own. In addition to being a teacher, he is a musician, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. Before his tenure at the University of Oregon, Miller taught at Hofstra University and the University of Maryland at College Park. He now teaches classes on documentary film history and theory as well as documentary production. He is offering a special topics documentary history class that is about the relationship of documentary films to war and conflict.

Miller founded and currently directs the Oregon Documentary Project, which has supported the production of over 60 award-winning student documentary films for public and commercial broadcast. These include the Emmy-winning The Heppner Flood in 1996, the National College Television Awards selection, Behind these Walls in 2007, the Cannes Film Festival Selection, Art in a Time of War in 2008, and the Emmy and National Society of Professional Journalists Award-winning Inside Looking Out in 2010.