Clark Miller

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

School of Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603


Dr. Miller's research and teaching focus on the governance challenges posed by global environmental change, and other policy issues of global scope and significance. He has written extensively on the role of knowledge and expertise in global environmental governance, and his current work expands this research beyond the environment to other domains of human security and insecurity. He is also the Director of the Energy, Society, and Policy Initiative, which seeks to understand the social dynamics and societal implications of large-scale changes in energy systems. His interests include science and technology policy, the democratic governance of science and technology, and models of knowledge, reason, and rationality, especially as they intersect with democratic theory and environmental policy. Dr. Miller teaches courses on science and democracy, knowledge and decisionmaking, international governance, science and technology studies, and the human and social dimensions of science and technology.


decision making; environmental policy; global environmental change; science policy; technology policy; international governance


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1996

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1990

Journal Articles

In Press

Miller, C. A., J. O'Leary, E. Graffy, E. B. Stechel and G. Dirks. In Press. Narrative futures and the governance of energy transitions. Futures DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.12.001. (link)


Beck, S. 2014. Towards a reflexive turn in the governance of global environmental expertise: The cases of the IPCC and IPBES. Gaia 23(2):80-87.

Miller, C. A. and J. Richter. 2014. Social planning for energy transitions. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports 1(3):77-84. DOI: 10.1007/s40518-014-0010-9. (link)

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Miller, C. A. 2014. Designing tomorrow's socio-energy systems. Presentation at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Miller, C. A. 2014. Designing transitions in energy systems: The human dimensions. Presentation at the New Tools for Science Policy Seminar, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Washington, DC.


Miller, C. A. 2013. Communicating science to the public. Presentation at the HIGRADE Lecture, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Studies, May 2013 , Leipzig, Germany.

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Conference Papers


Miller, C. A. 2014. The ethics of energy transition. Pp. 1-5 Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology. IEEE Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology. Chicago, Illinois. (link)