Edward "Ted" Miller is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. His research interests include the political and urban/suburban history of 20th century America. Dr. Miller focuses specifically on the rise of American conservatism. His first book Nut Country: Right Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015. He is currently at work on his second book Sugar Daddy: A Life of Robert Welch, about the founder of the John Birch Society.