Jonathan Millen

Jonathan Millen, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Communications


Decary Hall 402
Biddeford Campus

Jonathan is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  He brings more than a decade of higher education administrative experience to the position. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences for whom he chairs the Governance Committee and is President-elect.  He also is a past president of the New Jersey Communication Association and a member of the editorial board of the Atlantic Journal of Communication.  His research on conflict resolution has been published in Mediation Quarterly, Human Communication, and Human Systems.  His work on political discourse appears in the Atlantic Journal of Communication, Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign, and You Shook Me All Campaign Long:  Music in the 2016 Presidential Election and Beyond.  Jonathan also has studied code-switching resulting in publications found in Human Communication and Communication and Immigration.  Named to the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors, he has a passion for teaching a wide array of communication courses and a class on the social impact of rock and roll.



Ph.D., Communication
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. Communication
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A., Communication
University of New Hampshire


Communication studies
Conflict resolution

Post-Doctoral Training

Certificate, The Senior Leadership Academy
The Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute (, )

Certificate, Deans and Development
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (, )

Certificate, Management Development Program
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education (, )

Certificate, Community Mediator Certification
PennAccord, Center for Environmental Dispute Resolution (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)