Donald Miller, Pharm D, FASHP

Professor Emeritus


Doctor of Pharmacy, 1978
University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, 1976
University of Manitoba


Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice 
Preceptor, Pharmacy Academic rotation


College Faculty Development 
Department Promotion and Tenure Committee
University Senate Budget Committee

Areas of Expertise

  • Drug Literature Evaluation 
  • Rheumatology 
  • Statistics
  • Study Design

Professional Memberships 

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Fellow 
American Pharmaceutical Association, Member 
American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Member and Student Liaison 
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Member 
American College of Rheumatology, Member
Arthritis Today Editorial Advisory Board
FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee, Member (2014-2016)

Current Research

Educational Research: Pedagogical Methodology, Development and Assessment of Critical Thinking
Public Health Issues: Tobacco and e-cigarettes 

Recent Publications

Buettner‐Schmidt K, Miller D, Orr M, Rykal K, Swanson K, Berry M. Compliance with North Dakota’s smoke‐free law among vape and tobacco specialty shops. Public Health Nursing 2021;00, 1–6.

Buettner-Schmidt K, Swanson K, Maack B, Barnacle M, Miller D, Orr M, Gag M. E-cigarettes for quitting tobacco: Not the solution!  North Dakota State University. Technical report submitted to ND Department of Public Health. January 2021.

Buettner-Schmidt K, Miller DR, Orr M, Balasubramanian N, Rykal K, Steward KF, Swanson K, Berry M. Electronic cigarette refill liquids: Nicotine content, presence of child-resistant packaging, and in-shop compounding. J Ped Nursing 2021;59:45-54 Electronic cigarette refill liquids: Nicotine content, presence of child-resistant packaging, and in-shop compounding - ScienceDirect

Miller DR, Buettner-Schmidt K, Orr M, Mills K, Niewojna E. A Systematic review of refillable E-Liquid nicotine content accuracy. J Am Pharm Assoc 2021;61(1):20-26. A systematic review of refillable e-liquid nicotine content accuracy - Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (

Buettner-Schmidt K, Miller DR, Maack B. Disparities in rural tobacco use, smoke-free policies, and tobacco taxes. Western Journal of Nursing Research 2019 

Miller DR, Jangula S. Confirmation bias as a factor in pharmacy student assessment of research study quality. Am J Pharm Ed 2018;83:article 6754 

Buettner-Schmidt K, Maack B, Larson M, Orr M, Miller DR, Mills K. Systems Change for Tobacco Use Identification and Referral in the Chiropractic Setting: A Pilot Study. Chiro Man Ther 2018;26:45 

Miller DR, Vidger A. Biosimilars and the Pharmacist: A review of the legal and regulatory issues. J Contemp Pharm Pract 2018;65(3):32-36 


CHP 450: Complementary and Alternative Medicine - CHP 450 Syllabus
PHRM 170: Common Medicines and Diseases
PHRM 480: Drug Literature Evaluation 
PHRM 534: Pharmacotherapy: Rheumatology
PHRM 581-589: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Rotations


  • Al Doerr Service Award for outstanding public and professional service to pharmacy
  • Mary J. Berg Award for excellence in teaching, NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, 2012
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Blue Key Distinguished Educator Award, NDSU 2005 
  • John Finn Award for outstanding volunteer service to Arthritis Foundation North Central chapter 
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