Mathew Miller was born in Switzerland, and he spent much of his young life in US embassies around the world. As a child, he lived on nearly every continent and visited over 50 countries. He entered Notre Dame on a sport scholarship, and it was through team sports that he learned his first important lessons in group behavior.
After completing a masters degree in Organizational Behavior at George Mason University, Mathew accepted a position with The Center for Applied Research in Psychology (CARP), where he began research into communities and group-think. While at CARP, he traveled extensively, and wrote dozens of articles and co-authored his first book, "The American Way." He also began speaking and lecturing, delivering as many as 40 addresses each year.