Miller is the author of more than 70 articles and essays on a wide range of environmental, criminal justice and legal theory topics. He is editor of several widely used casebooks on criminal procedure and sentencing and co-founded the Federal Sentencing Reporter, the leading journal on sentencing law and policy and a joint project of the Vera Institute of Justice (NYC) and the University of California Press. He currently serves as a series editor for Summits—books published by the University of Chicago Press and focused on the intersection of environmental science, law and policy.
Before coming to the University of Arizona Miller taught at Emory University School of Law for 17 years, including service as Associate Dean for Research. He served as a visiting professor at Stanford and Duke. Before teaching he served as law clerk to Chief Judge John Godbold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Special Counsel at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York.