John J. Miller

John J. Miller

Director of the Dow Journalism Program
“Be concise.”


B.A. in English, University of Michigan


Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas

The Polygamist King: A True Story of Murder, Lust, and Exotic Faith in America

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

The First Assassin: A Novel

A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America

Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France
(with Mark Molesky)

The Unmaking of Americans: How Multiculturalism Has Undermined America’s Assimilation Ethic


John J. Miller is director of the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism at Hillsdale College and national correspondent for National Review.

He is the author of several books, including The First Assassin, a novel set during the Civil War, and The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football. A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, he is also the founder and executive director of the Student Free Press Association, which supports collegiate journalism and is best known for its news website, The College Fix.

Miller obtained his B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, where he served as editor of the Michigan Review. His personal website is