Phillip Miner graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a degree in psychology. In 2010, he obtained his Masters degree in Liberal Studies, with a focus on Contemporary Marketing Techniques for Nonprofit Organizations, from the University of Minnesota. He worked as a researcher liaison from 2008-1010 at the University of Minnesota’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
While at Truman State University Miner served as a Student United Way Chair. Miner served as a keynote speaker at the Minneapolis, Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, in 2003. He served as a research intern for the Center for Homicide Research in 2005 where he was first introduced to the topic of lethal violence.
Miner worked for US Bank in Minneapolis as a Trainer for Retail Collections, 2003 – 2007. It was here he worked with Human Resources to facilitate “Working Together: Diversity Training” for all new and existing employees at all levels of their organization.
Miner is now working as an IRB Analyst for Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He recently was assigned a blog at the Huffington Post where he writes about GLBT homicide and its impact on the community.
In his free time Phillip helps other people relax as a certified yoga teacher.