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Faculty and Staff

Sarah Miller, PhD

Title: Interim Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Professor of History
Department: History
USC Salkehatchie
Phone: 843-782-8665 or 803-812-7337
Sarah Miller


Ph. D., University of Toledo, History
M. A., Wright State University, Public History
B.A., Miami University, History


“Ohio” Native Americans State by State, ed. Daniel Murphree (ABC-Clio),  2012.

“’Foolish Young Men’ and the Contested Ohio Territory 1783-1795”  Contested Territories: Native Americans and Europeans in the Lower Great Lakes 1750-1850, ed. Charles Beatty Medina and Melissa Rinehart, (Northern Michigan Press), 2012

“’Were You Entitled to an Answer: ’General Anthony Wayne and Major William Campbell on the Banks of the Ohio” Proceedings of the South Carolina History Association, Spring 2011.

“Indian Leadership and Consensus Opinion in the Old Northwest Territory 1783-1795” Proceedings of the South Carolina History Association, Spring 2009.

“Send Sisters, Send Polish Sisters: Americanizing Catholic Immigrant Children in the Early Twentieth Century” Ohio History, Spring 2007.

Teaching Awards

USC Salkehatchie Teacher of the Year – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2017

Palmetto College John J. Duffy Excellence in Teaching – 2009

Governor’s Professor of the Year – finalist – 2010, 2014

Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year – 2011

Daughters of Colonial Wars National American History Teacher of the Year –  SC 2011, National 2012

Service Awards

Walterboro -Colleton Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Award - 2019
Palmetto College Chris P. Plyler Excellence in Service Award – 2016
USC Salkehatchie Faculty Service Award – 2015

Scholarship Recognition

USC Salkehatchie Nominee for Palmetto College Denise Shaw Excellence in Scholarship – 2019, 2020.

Selected Projects

Documentary Film

“The Burnt Church: An Exploration of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease,” historic consultant, preservation expert, 2018

Exhibit and Program

“Walterboro’s House” exhibit and open house at the Bedon-Lucas House, 2016


Salkehatchie: A Celebration of 50 Years, with Rodney Stewart, 2015

Research Grants:

“Watching over the Ruins: the Cemetery at Pon Pon Chapel of Ease,” RISE Grant, Summer 2020

“Pon Pon Chapel of Ease: Preservation and Interpretation,” RISE Grant, Summer 2019

“Walterboro’s House: History Viewed from Home,” RISE Grant, Summer 2017

Professional Associations

Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society, President
South Carolina Historical Association, Board Member