PhD, Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames
MSc, Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
BSF, Forest Management, University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. Miller’s research focuses on evaluating woody ornamental plants for susceptibility to native and exotic insect pests. Results from his studies are used in assisting in the development of new plant species and cultivars for urban forests and landscapes. In addition, as part of the Illinois Cooperative Forest Health Program, he monitors for insects, diseases, and abiotic disorders affecting rural and urban forests and studies how they affect overall plant health. His statewide monitoring and survey efforts help IDNR district consultants, urban foresters, and allied green industry members access up-to-date pest and disease information, providing for effective management of Illinois’s forest resources. Dr. Miller’s research lab is also actively involved in establishing and evaluating parasitoids for control of the emerald ash borer (EAB).
- Active member of the Illinois Arborist Association (IAA), received the 2016 Award of Merit.
- Active member of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), International Society of Aroboriculture (ISA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).