Lee Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology here at Sam Houston State University. She received her B.A. from Smith College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Miller’s research interests include community responses to disasters and risk perception related to natural and technological hazards, particularly in rural contexts. She is also co-Director of the Center for Community Engagement, where she works with faculty and community organizations to design courses and organize projects to meet the needs of community-based organizations and underrepresented communities. From working on international economic development projects, to measuring risk perception in rural Texas, Dr. Miller identifies community needs and seeks ways to help address them through her professional experience, teaching, and research.