Haynes Miller joined the MIT mathematics faculty as professor in 1986. A graduate of Harvard, he received the Ph.D. from Princeton under the direction of John Moore in 1974. Following assistant professorships at Harvard and Northwestern Universities, he joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1977, and the faculty of Notre Dame as professor in 1984. Professor Miller is an algebraic topologist. In 1992-93, he served as Chair of the Pure Mathematics Committee. From 2004 to 2013 Professor Miller has chaired the Undergraduate Mathematics Committee, which he continued as Associate Department Head from July 2011-June 2013. In July 2021, he retired as a Full Professor, but continues Professor Post-Tenure of Mathematics.
Professor has worked on many educational initiatives, such as the Cambridge-MIT Exchange program, for which he received the Cambridge-MIT fellowship in 2003, and creation of the Electronic Seminar on Mathematics Education. Professor Miller was selected by MIT to be a MacVicar Faculty Fellow in 2005 for "exemplary and sustained contributions to the teaching and education of undergraduates at MIT," and received the Graduate Student Council Teaching Award of the School of Science in 2006.