College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Technical Manager of MIMIC

Joyce Miller,
Technical Manager of MIMICJoyce Miller

email: joyce.miller@mtsu.edu
office: 113A ROTC Annex
phone: (615) 494-7976
mail: MTSU Box 378
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

MIMIC web page: http://www.mtsu.edu/~mimic       

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technical Manager is responsible for the daily management of MTSU’s Interdisciplinary Microanalysis and Imaging Center (MIMIC) core facility for microscopy and other characterization equipment. Her responsibilities include overseeing the daily operation of MIMIC, maintaining instrumentation, training new users, managing the accounting of MIMIC; assisting with teaching the microscopy courses, and, as time permits, service and contract work. 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Joyce Miller obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Kentucky University and her master’s degree from Washington State University. After earning her M.S., Joyce worked at the Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) at Washington State University for 14 years, from July 1977 to May 1991. She was the Supervisor of the EMC during her last five years of employment at WSU.  After relinquishing her supervisory position from the EMC, she moved to Tennessee to be with her husband and begin a family. Shortly after moving to middle Tennessee, she was hired as the Freshman Laboratory Coordinator in the Biology Department at MTSU. During the spring of 2006 she began working half-time at the newly formed MTSU Interdisciplinary Microanalysis Center (MIMIC) as the Technical Manager. She became full time at MIMIC during August 2007.  Ms. Miller is also interested in the natural history of amphibians and reptiles and has authored or co-authored several publications and short notes on this topic.  She is a member of The Southeastern Microscopy Society.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ms. Miller is married to Dr. Brian Miller, who is a professor in the Biology Department at MTSU. They have two children, Joshua and Jacob. Her interests include gardening, studying amphibians and reptiles, walking, reading, and music.