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Alisha Miller

Associate Director

Joined Thomas Edison State University: 2011

Phone: (609) 777-5696, EXT. 4524

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Alisha Miller is an Associate Director and works with our Coast Guard students, assisting them with beginning their academic journey with Thomas Edison State University. Alisha began her career with TESU nearly 10 years ago as a part-time military base counselor at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and then serving as the executive assistant to the Associate Vice President in the Office of Military and Veteran Education. She’s also held an interim role as Acting Director of Military Enrollment Management. Alisha is an active member of two non-profit organizations charged with advocating for the success of military and veteran students: The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), and The National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services (NAIMES).

Alisha earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Master of Science in Management from Thomas Edison State University.

What She Has to Say

As the spouse of an active duty Airman for nine years, and now the spouse of a veteran, I genuinely understand the unique lifestyle and obligations of our military and veteran students, which set them apart from traditional students. At one point in life, your main goal is working toward enhancing your military career, and in a few short years you are trying to figure out how to transition to civilian life. I have first-hand experience with the tuition assistance process, as well as using GI Bill benefits, and helping you understand what your options are and how to make them work for you to maximize your well-earned benefits toward completing your educational goals. Both my husband and I are graduates from TESU, so I can walk you through each step of the journey having been in your exact shoes myself once before as a TESU student.

It is with this in mind that I thank you for considering Thomas Edison State University, and hope that I have the privilege of working with you, in order to achieve your academic goals.

Why It Matters

Chartered by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1972, Thomas Edison State University pioneered and established distance-learning options, long before "online" became our present everyday reality. We have not been idle through the years, as we have also worked to take full advantage of your military training and experience by developing competitive and relevant degree programs, which enable you to transfer the maximum amount of credit for your military experience and transfer credit.

Top Five Coast Guard Degree Options

The below are our five most popular degrees, which generally represent the most open or flexible options for our Coast Guardsmen, based on their experience. Does a program below fit your needs? If so, we invite you to apply, as we can get you started quickly, and free-of-charge.

  1. Associate in Applied Science in
    • Electrical/Mechanical Systems & Maintenance
    • Applied Electronic Studies
  2. Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  3. Associate in Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
  4. Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  5. Bachelor of Science in Electronics Systems Engineering Technology

Not connecting with the above, or looking for a more specialized route? We realize every service member is unique and as such, you may be looking for a degree that reflects this.

If you are unsure of which program is for you, or are curious to see how your credits will fit into any of our degree options, then we invite you to try the Military & Veteran Portal (MVP). Simply upload your military transcript to review your credit options, at a glance and in real-time, as you browse more than 100 available degree programs.

Our Promise to You

In order to ensure your success in completing your degree, Thomas Edison State University strives to meet or exceed the following Principles of Excellence, as established under Presidential Executive Order 13607.

  • Up-front and transparent pricing, in order to gain a better understanding of the total cost of education.
  • Minimize out-of-pocket expenses, by identifying potential military and veteran education benefits.
  • A no-pressure, self-determined educational experience, emphasizing degree completion, over institutional compensation.
  • Delivering only high quality regionally accredited educational programs.
  • A seamless readmission process, should a service member experience an interruption to their education.
  • Accommodations for our deployed service members, should they need to drop or extend a course, as a result of service in the field.
  • Custom tailored roadmaps, establishing both a snapshot of what has been earned and a clear path to completion.
  • From application to graduation, each student is assigned a dedicated advisor, who is there to help.