Roland Miller was born in Chicago. He studied photography at Utah State University from 1976 to 1983, where he received both his BFA and MFA degrees.
Miller was an Associate Professor of Photography at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida and at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. He is currently the Dean of the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.
Miller's work has been featured in Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, Florida Today, Kodak's Photo Educator International, and numerous other publications. Miller's photographs are included in permanent collections including: the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the NASA Art Collection, and the Huntsville Museum of Fine Arts.