For 35 years, the University
promoted research at
the site of Ancient Nemea in the Peloponnese.
Miller was hired in the summer of 1971 to begin his position in the
1973; he served as Professor of Classical Archaeology and Director of
Excavations until his retirement in 2004.
Through those years he acquired land with funds he
raised, and by his purchase
after negotiations with dozens of individual owners or, when outright
was impossible, by expropriation proceedings which he initiated and
their conclusion through the government and the courts; he also donated
of property which he purchased with his personal funds and later gave
Greek State for the use of the University.
During his tenure, two full programs of excavations
took place as well
as short-term projects; a museum was built and frequently updated;
reconstruction of a number of columns of the Temple
of Zeus was initiated; the
Nemea Games were organized; and several volumes were published
results of excavations.
With his retirement, the Department founded the Nemea Center for Classical
to continue research and teaching in Nemea and
vicinity. The Director of the Nemea
Kim Shelton, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Classics. Over time,
site will be updated to reflect the newest developments. Most of the
information was created by Professor Miller and his students in his
course Classics 275. Only minor amendments have been made so far
2007, February 2008).