Neka Miller

Neka Miller, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Education and Leadership, Administration

Contact Info

Dr. Neka Miller has been with Clarkson College since 2014, and currently serves as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Healthcare & Education Leadership (Ed.D.) program. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics – Metastatic Colorectal Cancer from SUNY University at Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemical Pharmacology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY University at Buffalo.

Dr. Miller has performed research in cancer biology, neuroscience, and psychology as well as in student success and retention in higher education. She is a member of several College committees involving Retention Strategies and College Accreditation, while previously serving as a consultant to the Institutional Review Board. She is also a member of the regional Heartland Pathways Consortium) and the national Association for Institutional Research (AIR). She lives in Maine with her husband and daughter.

Words of Wisdom

“There is nothing impossible to they who will try.” — Alexander the Great

“We are here to support you to on your academic journey. We have been a student like you and understand what you are going through. Utilize your support system and resources and you can truly achieve your goal.”


EDD – 921 – Dissertation Seminar II
Dissertation Chair

Scholarly Works (Selected)

Simms, N.A., Rajput, A., Sharratt, E.A. et al. Transforming growth factor-β suppresses metastasis in a subset of human colon carcinoma cells. BMC Cancer 12, 221 (2012).

Sabbah DA, Simms NA, Brattain MG, Vennerstrom JL, Zhong H. Biological evaluation and docking studies of recently identified inhibitors of phosphoinositide-3-kinases. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Jan 15;22(2):876-80. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.12.044. Epub 2011 Dec 13. PMID: 22212721; PMCID: PMC4472446.

Ongchin M, Sharratt E, Dominguez I, Simms NA, Wang J, Cheney R, LeVea C, Brattain M, Rajput A. The effects of epidermal growth factor receptor activation and attenuation of the TGFbeta pathway in an orthotopic model of colon cancer. J Surg Res. 2009 Oct;156(2):250-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2009.02.002. Epub 2009 Mar 5. PMID: 19524264.

Are C, Simms NA, Rajput A, Brattain M. The role of transforming growth factor-beta in suppression of hepatic metastasis from colon cancer. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Sep;12(7):498-506. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2010.00219.x. Erratum in: HPB (Oxford). 2011 Aug;13(8):593. Rajupt, Ashwani [corrected to Rajput, Ashwani]. PMID: 20815859; PMCID: PMC3030759.

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