Donald L. Miller, PhD

Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and an expert on World War II, among other topics in American history. Three of his nine books are about World War II: The Story of World War II, D-Days in the Pacific, and Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany. Masters of the Air is the primary source for HBO’s upcoming miniseries of the same title, on which Miller is serving as chief historical consultant. He was also a historical consultant for HBO’s miniseries The Pacific, and served as writer and chief historical consultant for WWII in HD, a 10-hour series that aired on the History Channel. Miller currently sits on the Museum’s Presidential Counselors advisory board and has been a key advisor to The National WWII Museum on many projects, including various content elements for the Museum’s US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. In June 2014, Miller was one of the Museum’s featured tour historians on its 70th Anniversary of D-Day Cruise.