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Thad Miller

Thad Miller
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Thaddeus.Miller@asu.edu
480-727-6616

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306

Thaddeus Miller is an assistant professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University. His research explores how sustainability is interpreted, contested, materialized and settled in science and technology policy and infrastructure design. He is on the Executive Management Team for the National Science Foundation-funded Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, and co-PI of the NSF-funded STIR Cities project. His recent book, Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future, part of the Earthscan Routledge Science in Society Series, examines how scientists can navigate epistemic and normative tensions to link knowledge to social action.

PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2011

MPA, Environmental Science-Policy, Columbia University, 2004

BA, Economics and Environmental Studies, Bucknell University, 2003

Journal Articles

In Press

Richter, J., A. S. Tidwell, E. Fisher and T. R. Miller. STIRring the grid: Engaging energy systems design and planning in the context of urban sociotechical imaginaries. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research DOI: 10.1080/13511610.2016.1237281. (link )

2017

Grabowski, Z. J., A. M. Matsler, C. Thiel, L. McPhillips, R. Hum, A. Bradshaw, T. R. Miller and C. L. Redman. 2017. Infrastructures as Socio-Eco-Technical Systems: five considerations for interdisciplinary dialogue. Journal of Infrastructure Systems DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000383. (link )

2015

Miller, T. R., E. Goodling, C. Herrington and J. Devlin. 2015. The Community Watershed Stewardship Program: Experiments in engagement and equity in Portland, OR. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 17(Dec):30-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2015.08.008. (link )

2014

Miller, T. R., A. D. Wiek, D. Sarewitz, L. Olsson, D. Kriebel and D. Loorbach. 2014. The future of sustainability science: A solutions-oriented agenda. Sustainability Science 9(2):239-246. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-013-0224-6. (link )

2013

Lubitow, A. and T. R. Miller. 2013. Contesting sustainability: Bikes, race, and politics in Portlandia. Environmental Justice 6(4):121-126. DOI: 10.1089/env.2013.0018.. (link )

Miller, T. R. 2013. Constructing sustainability science: Emerging perspectives and research trajectories. Sustainability Science 8(2):279-293. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-012-0180-6. (link )

Miller, T. R. and M. W. Neff. 2013. De-facto science policy in the making: How scientists shape science policy and why it matters (or why STS and STP scholars should socialize). Minerva 51(3):295-315. DOI: 10.1007/s11024-013-9234-x. (link )

2011

Miller, T. R. and B. A. Minteer. 2011. The new conservation debate: Beyond parks versus people. Biological Conservation 144. (link )

Miller, T. R., B. A. Minteer and L. C. Malan. 2011. The new conservation debate: The view from practical ethics. Biological Conservation 144(3):948-957. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.07.027. (link )

Miller, T. R., T. A. Munoz-Erickson and C. L. Redman. 2011. Transforming knowledge for sustainability:Towards adaptive academic institutions. International Journal for Sustainability in Higher Education 12(2):177-192. DOI: 10.1108/14676371111118228. (link )

Minteer, B. A. and T. R. Miller. 2011. The new conservation debate: Ethical foundations strategic trade-offs, and policy opportunities. Biological Conservation 144(3):945-947. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.07.027. (link )

2009

Munoz-Erickson, T. A. and T. R. Miller. 2009. A student's perspective on building knowledge for sustainability. International Society for Ecological Economics Newsletter DOI: http://www.ecoeco.org/pdf/Jan2009.pdf. (link )

2008

Miller, T. R., T. D. Baird, C. M. Littlefield, G. P. Kofinas, F. S. Chapin III and C. L. Redman. 2008. Epistemological pluralism: Reorganizing interdisciplinary research. Ecology and Society 13(2):Art. 46. (link )

2006

Miller, T. R., V. Rauh, S. Glied, D. Hattis, A. Rundle, H. Andrews and F. Perera. 2006. The economic impact of early life environmental tobacco smoke exposure: Early interventions for developmental delay. Environmental Health Perspectives 114(10):1585-1588. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.9165.

Books

2015

Miller, T. R. 2015. Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future. Routledge. ISBN: 9780415632614. (link )

Book Chapters

2015

Redman, C. L. and T. R. Miller. 2015. Chapter 17: The technosphere and earth stewardship. Pp. 269-279 In: Rozzi, R., F. S. Chapin III, J. Baird Callicott, S. T. Pickett, M. E. Power, J. J. Armesto and R. H. May Jr eds., Earth Stewardship: Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice. Vol 2. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-12132-1.

Posters

2017

Feagan, M., K. Selkirk, P. Pajouhesh, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2017. Deepening co-production at the researcher-practitioner interface: Challenges and opportunities confronting the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Pajouhesh, P. and T. R. Miller. 2017. An equity turn for urban resilience. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Selkirk, K., C. Gim, E. Friedman, P. Pajouhesh, R. J. Hobbins, E. B. Kennedy, M. Feagan, M. Matsler, A. L. Brawley-Chesworth, M. M. Hinrich, C. A. Miller, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2017. Knowledge systems analysis and innovation for urban resilience. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

2015

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, M. Chester, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2015. Urban resilience to extremes: A proposed Sustainability Research Network. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2009

Miller, T. R., T. D. Baird, M. Caitlin, M. Littlefield, G. Kofinas, F. S. Chapin III and C. L. Redman. 2009. Epistemological pluralism: Reorganizing interdisciplinary research. Poster presented at February 13 at the Graduate in Earth, Life and Social Sciences Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Miller, T. R., T. A. Munoz-Erickson and C. L. Redman. 2009. Transforming knowledge for sustainability: Perspectives from the School of Sustainability. Poster presented October 8 at the 2nd Conference for Sustainable IGERT: Sociological Transformations and Sustainability (C4SI2) Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2008

Miller, T. R. and B. A. Minteer. 2008. Parks, people and posterity: A normative analysis of international conservation. Poster presented February 1 Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Science (GELSS) Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Miller, T. R. and B. A. Minteer. 2008. Parks, people and posterity: Reconsidering the ethical implications of international conservation. Poster presented July 14-15 at the Society for Conservations Biology Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

Munoz-Erickson, T. A. and T. R. Miller. 2008. Reorganizing knowledge for sustainability: Perspectives from the School of Sustainability. Poster presented at the April 3, Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences: Linking Knowledge to Action for Sustainable Development, Washington, DC. (link )

Munoz-Erickson, T. A., T. R. Miller and C. L. Redman. 2008. Adaptive learning and knowledge for sustainability: Perspectives from the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Poster presented at the April 3, Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences: Linking Knowledge to Action for Sustainable Development, Washington, DC.

2007

Darby, K. and T. R. Miller. 2007. Arizona State University's IGERT in Urban Ecology: Integrating towards sustainability. Invited poster presented at October 10, 2007 Conference for Sustainability IGERTs, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.

Miller, T. R. and B. A. Minteer. 2007. An ecological ethics for a crowded planet: Assessing the normative foundations of an emerging ESA vision. Poster presented August 8 at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Abstract PS 19-180, San Jose, CA.

Miller, T. R. and B. A. Minteer. 2007. Parks, people and posterity: A normative analysis of international conservation projects. Poster presented June 18 at the annual meeting of International Symposium on Society and Resource Management; Abstract PC10, Park City, UT.

Presentations

2015

Chester, M., N. B. Grimm, C. L. Redman, T. R. Miller, P. T. McPhearson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and D. G. Chandler. 2015. Developing a concept of social-ecological-technological systems to characterize resilience of urban areas and infrastructure to extreme events. Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2015, 14-18 December 2015, San Francisco, California. (link )

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, M. Chester, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2015. Developing a concept of social-ecological-technological systems to characterize resilience of urban areas and infrastructure to extreme events. Presentation at the Complex Systems Symposium, Tempe, Arizona.

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, M. Chester, D. M. Iwaniec, T. McPhearson, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2015. Developing a concept of social-ecological-technological systems to characterize resilience of urban areas and infrastructure to extreme events. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link )

Miller, T. R. 2015. Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. Presentation at the First Friday Symposium, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Miller, T. R. 2015. Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. Presentation at the City of Portland Climate Preparedness Coordinating Committee, Portland, Oregon.

Miller, T. R. 2015. Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. Presentation at the Environmental Studies Symposium, Lewis and Clark, Portland, Oregon.

2010

Miller, T. R. 2010. Integration through adaptation: IGERT in Urban Ecology at Arizona State University. Presentation at the September 30-October 2 "Enhancing Communication in Cross-Disciplinary Research, An International Solutions-Focused Conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene, ID.

2009

Miller, T. R. 2009. Constructing sustainability. Presentation October 27-30 at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Washington DC.

Miller, T. R., T. D. Baird, C. M. Littlefield, G. Kofinas, F. S. Chapin III and C. L. Redman. 2009. Epistemological pluralism: Reorganizing interdisciplinary research. Presentation May 14-15 at the Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities, Portland State University, Portland OR.

Miller, T. R., T. A. Munoz-Erickson and C. L. Redman. 2009. Reorganizing knowledge for sustainability: Adaptability in academic institutions. Presentation July 6 at the 15th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2008

Redman, C. L., T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2008. Fostering epiphanies: Adaptive cycles and knowledge for sustainability. Presentation April 14-17 at the Resilience, Adaptation, and Transformation in Turbulent Times International Science and Policy Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

2007

Munoz-Erickson, T. A. and T. R. Miller. 2007. Adaptive learning at SOS: Fostering intellectual and organizational change for sustainability. Presentation November 25 at the School of Sustainability Lunchtime Colloquium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Thesis (PhD)

2011

Miller, T. R. 2011. Constructing sustainability: A study of emerging scientific trajectories. PhD Dissertation. School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link )

IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, 2006-2011, School of Sustainability