F. Wendell Miller Professorship

The Miller Faculty Development Fund was made possible by the generosity of F. Wendell Miller, who left his entire estate jointly to The University of Iowa and Iowa State University. Mr. Miller, who died in 1995 at age 97, was born in Altoona, Illinois, grew up in Rockwell City, Iowa, graduated from Grinnell College and Harvard Law School, and practiced law in Des Moines and Chicago before returning to Rockwell City to manage his family's farm holdings and to practice law.

His bequest helped to establish the F. Wendell Miller Trust, the annual earnings which, in part, help support faculty development proposals that advance the university's strategic plan. Up to $250,000 is available for allocation each year. Faculty members who receive awards will be designated as F. Wendell Miller Professors for the academic year of their award. Individual fellowships can vary from $1000 to $25,000, depending on the nature of the proposed initiative.

The F. Wendell Miller Professorships provide faculty with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate academic programs of the University and to provide innovative approaches designed to enhance student learning through assessing and improving the quality of curriculum and its delivery.