James Miller received his Ph.D. in Cultural Geography from the University of Texas and taught in the Department of History and Geography at Clemson University for 28 years. He retired as an emeritus professor from Clemson in 2009 to become the Director of the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational & Cultural Exchange (Fulbright Morocco), from which he retired in 2018. Miller is the president of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and serves on the boards of the Tangier American Legation in Morocco (TALIM) CorpsAfrica/Maroc and CorpsAfricaHQ. Miller is the co-author of the geography textbook, A Question of Place (Wiley) and The Last Civilized Place: Sijilmasa and Its Saharan Destiny (U Texas Press); Sijilmasa et son destin saharien (Editions La Croisée des Chemins), and the author of Imlil: A Modern Moroccan Geography (Westview). Miller was a political officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in Washington and Kinshasa. He lives in Skaneateles, New York.