Marc Miller, Ph.D.


Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences

Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology

Research areas

Marc Miller is internationally renowned for his work on marine natural resources, their use, and the search for ways that they can be sustainable developed. As a cultural anthropologist, he looks not only at how people build their lives around the coasts and oceans through direct exploitation, but also at the other ways they value them—aesthetically, ethically, even spiritually. As such, he delights in taking the work of thinkers perhaps not known for their work in sustainable development and applying their work in unorthodox ways—using the writings of French philosopher Michel Foucault to look at coastal tourism in Seattle, for example. Dr. Miller received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from University of California – Irvine.

Dr. Miller teaches:

  • SMEA 485: Pacific Recreation and Tourism
  • SMEA 512: Interviewing Methods and Environmental Topics
  • ESRM 458: Management of Endangered, Threatened, and Sensitive Species (School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences)
  • ESRM 489: Field Study in Costa Rica (School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences)