Ruth Miller accepted a full-time teaching position in Diablo Valley College's Humanities department in 2002, after having taught at the school off and on since 1997. She has also taught at UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, San Francisco City College and Skyline College. She has studied at Western Kentucky University, Studio Arts Center International (Florence, Italy), the San Francisco Art Institute (B.F.A., 1990), and San Francisco State University (M.A., 1997). She began her Ph.D. program in 1998 at UC Santa Barbara’s History of Art and Architecture department. Miller has taught the full range of Humanities offerings at DVC, but her primary academic emphasis is in Modern and Contemporary art and culture. Miller has traveled extensively, has studied in Italy twice, and is a passionate advocate of both foreign study and travel. In her so-called free time, she can be found devising a way to finance a return to Africa or Papua New Guinea!