Jason Miller
Jason Lee Miller
Sr. Director of Brand Voice & Content
Jason Miller
Office Location
Marketing and Communications Building 119
Office Hours
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If Marketing and Communications were staffed by the Golden Girls, Jason would be Sophia. (Picture it, Kentucky, 1998…) A natural storyteller, Jason crafted his first tale in the second grade—four pages, front and back, on college ruled paper—and hasn’t stopped writing since. His essays, articles, poetry, book reviews, short fiction and nonfiction compositions have appeared in numerous publications, print and online, domestically and internationally.

After a stint in Japan teaching conversational English, Jason began his career as a web journalist covering the burgeoning e-commerce spaces that included search engine marketing and optimization, online consumer behavior, internet law, professional blogging and social media for an audience that peaked at about 2 million. His articles have been republished, quoted or cited in The New York Times, The Huffington Post,, PBS’s Charlie Rose, the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and numerous textbooks in the United States and abroad. Among all the articles he wrote, his favorite piece was titled “Alyssa Milano Knows I Exist.”

After Jason finished his graduate work in 2008, his extended critical essay, “Quantum Fiction,” was published, and he entered the world of higher education. As an adjunct English composition instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, Jason was nominated for Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and won the Bluegrass Community and Technical College faculty poetry competition. During that time period, he spent a few years developing rural first responder training programs for the federal government and created character-driven video dramas to complement step-by-step response discussion in disaster recovery, isolation and quarantine protocols, faith-based organization disaster mobilization, terrorist and hate group intervention and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response.

Jason joined the Berea College Marketing and Communications department in 2013, where he has led messaging and content creation to promote the unparalleled mission of an historic institution. During his tenure as a content team member producing Berea College Magazine, direct funds raised by the publication increased by a factor of ten over a six-year period. In 2021, Jason’s feature article, “Monkey Dumplins,” won a Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence Award at the national level.

In 2016, Jason published his debut poetry collection, These Three Remain. A short story collection, novels and memoirs are forthcoming…eventually.

  • B.A., Communication (Writing for Mass Media Concentration); University of Kentucky, 2002
  • M.F.A., Writing (Fiction); Spalding University, 2008
Publications & Works
  • Articles:

    “The Future of Cyberwarfare.” The Eurasia Critic. September 2008.

    “Rediscovering the Maya.” University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Linguistics Program Features Webpage, April 2009.

    Book Reviews

    “A Review of Craig Sernotti’s Forked Tongue – If You’re Into That.” Gloom Cupboard. 11 April 2011. Web. 21 September 2011.

    “Zero Sum: A Review of Peycho Kanev’s Bone Silence.” Gloom Cupboard. 23 May 2011. Web. 21 September 2011.

    “Lilting at Windmills – a Review of Stacia Fleegal’s Versus.” Gloom Cupboard. 21 August 2011. Web. 21 September 2011.


    “Pretentious B.S.: An Un-Metamodernist Manifesto.” 27 November 2014.

    “Quantum Fiction.” Ontologica. August 2009. Web. 21 September 2011.


    These Three Remain. Poetry collection. 2016. Print.

    “30.” Subliminal Interiors. January 2012. Web.

    “Beat for Beat.” Milk Sugar. August 2012. Web.

    “Black.” Subliminal Interiors. January 2012. Web.

    “Foottapping at the Door.” The Copperfield Review, a Journal of History and Fiction. Copperfield Press, May 2011. Web.

    “Full Circle.” Joyful! January 2012. Web.

    “Inexpressibility.” Numinous. January 2012. Web.

    “Instructions for Drama Queens Who Want to Be on TV.” Blood Lotus. 2 August 2011. Web. 21 September 2011.

    “Julie Shrooms the Black Doombloom.” Bluegrass Accolade. Bluegrass Community and Technical College, April 2010. Web.

    “Julie Shrooms the Black Doombloom.” The Copperfield Review, a Journal of History and Fiction. Copperfield Press, May 2011. Web.

    “Smoke.” The Copperfield Review, a Journal of History and Fiction. Copperfield Press, May 2011. Web.

    “Serial Killer.” Milk Sugar. August 2012. Web.

    “TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read).” Ninety-Four Creations. June 2012. Print.

    “This Will Require an Apology.” Her Limestone Bones. Accents Publishing, June 2014.

    “What Desperado Didn’t Know—His Fences Were Made of Chocolate.” Milk Sugar. August 2012. Web.

    Short Fiction

    “An Insurrection.” scissors & spackle. September 2013. Print.

    “American Idyll.” Danse Macabre du Jour. 9 August 2011. Web.

    “Four Wheels.” The Missing Slate. August 2012. Web.

    “How to Be a Lobster.” Crack the Spine: Summer 2013. August 2013. Print.

    “In Chicago.” Dew on the Kudzu. 13 June 2011. Web.

    “Love and Things Like It.” FLARE: The Flagler Review. September 2013. Print.

    “Metaphor.” State of Imagination. 1 October 2011. Web.

    “Prologue.” The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2013. January 2014. Print.

    “Prologue.” Vine Leaves Literary Journal. 18 October 2013. Web.

    “Variable (X).” The Legendary. 20 August 2011. Web.

    Book and Journal Citations

    Bonk, Curtis Jay. The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.

    Boone, Louis, et al. Contemporary Marketing. Chicago: Nelson Education, 2009.

    Goldman, Eric. “Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine Utopianism.” Yale Journal of Law and Technology, 2005-2006.

    Mackice, Kevin. Twitter API: Up and Running. O'Reilly Media: Sebastopol, CA., 2009.

    Sulianta, Feri. Googling You. Indonesia: Elex Media Komputindo, 2009.