Professor David Miller of Christian Mississippi College to Lead AP Exam

Distinguished Mississippi College (MC) professor and scholar David Miller has served since 2017 as the chief reader for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam. Mississippi College photo

Distinguished Mississippi College (MC) professor and scholar David Miller has served since 2017 as the chief reader for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam and will do so again this year.

It’s not an easy assignment for the MC professor of nearly three decades. Miller selects and manages 950 readers, all educators, who gather to review student essays, key parts of the AP exam. The event is organized and run by the Educational Testing Service based in Princeton, N.J.

Miller also serves on the committee responsible for the content of the exam. AP tests each year open the door for outstanding high school students to receive college credits.

Miller’s colleagues say it is a well-earned responsibility.

“It’s a testimony to his boundless energy and teaching excellence,” said Jonathan Randle, dean of the MC School of Humanities and Social Sciences. “By nature, he’s an enthusiast of teaching and of unpacking intricate, beautiful and challenging texts.

“He really is one of a kind, equivalent in capacity and talent to professors at much larger and more prestigious institutions. We are lucky to have him at MC.”

Miller was recently notified by AP program leaders that he will stay as chief reader for AP English Literature in 2020. He was first appointed to the post in 2017 after 17 years of service in leadership positions. He leads a cohort of nearly a thousand faculty from almost 900 colleges, universities and secondary schools.

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Source: Baptist Press