Teaching Amidst the Neon Palm Trees

by Lee Ryan Miller


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/27/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781403331861

About the Book

"A SHOCKING INDICTMENT OF OUR SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE POLITICS THAT PERMEATE IT." -Raymond Shaffer, Nevada State Senator

Lee Miller was a popular young professor in Las Vegas who thought he was on the fast-track to tenure. He had created an innovative study abroad program with the help of a distinguished U.S. senator, and had found funding for needy students wishing to participate. It was just his first year at the college, and the newspapers already had reported on his work. Little did he know that someone had other plans for the money earmarked for the needy students ... someone who would stop at nothing to crush Miller’s plans.

This true story reads like a novel. Miller weaves an amusing tale of teaching at a community college in "Sin City" with the unpredictable twists and turns of a scandal involving some of the most powerful figures in the state ... a scandal that threatens to end the careers of several administrators at the college.

"This book is extremely entertaining and very accurate. It is a very good read."

– Steve Sisolak, Regent, University and Community College System of Nevada

"THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BOOK. IT SHOULD SERVE TO PREVENT SUCH MADNESS FROM OCCURRING AT OTHER COLLEGES."

– Alexander Greenfeld, former Professor, University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

LEE RYAN MILLER has taught political science and economics for more than a decade at colleges and universities in the United States and Japan. He is the author of two political science books. He also has written two epic fantasy novels (as yet unpublished). He resides in Modesto, California. For more information, visit his website:


About the Author

For more than a decade, Lee Ryan Miller taught political science and economics at various colleges and universities in the United States and Japan. He studied at Brandeis University, Oxford University, and Middlebury College, and received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has lived and worked in Europe and Asia, as well as in many different cities in the United States, providing substantial inspiration for many works of fiction and nonfiction. In addition to this memoir, he has written several works of political science, numerous short stories, and two epic fantasy novels. He currently resides in Modesto, California, where he writes full-time.