Sam Miller

Associate Teaching Professor

Sam  Miller

Contact Information


Sam Miller is the Director of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship in the Mendoza College of Business. In this role, Sam leads the Gigot team in the education and advocacy of entrepreneurship at Mendoza while serving as a Concurrent Associate Teaching Professor. Previously served as Vice President of Strategy for Cardno/JFNew, a leading ecological consulting firm. In this capacity he led innovation and strategy initiatives for this firm of over 100 ecological scientists. Prior to that, Sam owned and managed two small manufacturing businesses, building and successfully exiting each. In 2009, Sam was recognized as one of “21 People Who Will Change Business” by BusinessWeek. Sam holds a Master of Science in Product Development Engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.

Areas of Expertise


BA, University of Illinois

MS, Northwestern University

MBA, University of Michigan


Foresight in Business and Society

Strategic Foresight

The Business of Energy


"Addressing Global Challenges with Actionable Foresight", (with Tim Balko, Chad Harms), to appear in UN PRME, 2013.


UND Shamrock Series Executive Presentation, "The Future of Executive Talent Development" (October 4, 2013).

University of Notre Dame, "The Future Belongs to Entrepreneurs" (September 3, 2013).