I Am Very Fortunate

“I was a math major at Oberlin. After Navy OCS and 3 years on minesweepers, I enrolled in economics grad school at Yale (PhD 1962). Joined the economics department at Wesleyan in 1960, retiring in 2006. Taught a selection of courses: Introductory, the micro and macro courses required of majors, industrial organization, antitrust econ, accounting, business ethics, and corporate finance. Being at Wesleyan has allowed me to wander among subfields in both teaching and research (as my interests evolved; not possible at graduate programs) and also to take up visiting and moonlighting positions at other institutions: MIT, Cal Berkeley, UCONN, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Univ. of Adelaide, and (6 times) Yale. I have tried to stay intellectually occupied by continuing the trickle of articles. Married in 1956; Joan (married 57 years; she is now deceased) and I have three children and eight grandchildren, spread around (Portland OR, Albuquerque, Boston, Minturn CO, Portland ME). Family summers in Maine, inland on a lake (hiking, swimming, sailing—all now curbed). Gave up squash 20 years ago (MD’s suggestion). Health? Two replaced hips, cataract surgery, arthritis; I am very fortunate.”

Dick Miller


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

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Deerfield, MA 01342