Heather J. Miller, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1994
  • M.E. in Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, 1986
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, 1984

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  • Fax: 508.999.8964
  • Office: Modular 1, Room 4


Dr. Heather J. Miller is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

She received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, an M.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. During her education, she was inducted into both the Chi Epsilon and the Tau Beta Pi honor societies. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Dr. Miller worked in the past as a geotechnical engineer for Haley & Aldrich in Cambridge, MA, and for Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas in Boston, MA. For these companies, she provided geotechnical analyses and design recommendations for foundations, lateral earth support systems, highway structures, and embankments. Dr. Miller has also worked as an independent consultant and served as an Expert Witness regarding a proposed landfill construction in the State of Maine.

Her research at UMass Dartmouth has included field testing of innovative technologies for measuring contaminants in groundwater, measuring fundamental soil properties in the laboratory and in the field, using recycled materials in various construction projects, and working with soil-geosynthetic systems.

Areas of interest

  • Geotechnical Engineering