Professor II, Vice Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Rutgers University

Speaking At:
Sea Level Rise: Science Needed for Local Decisions
June 26, 2013 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 145B
Topic: Oceans

Miller Presentation

Kenneth G. Miller is Professor (II) and Vice Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  He received an A.B. from Rutgers College (1978) and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography (1982). He was an Associate Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory from 1983-1988.  A veteran of 8 scientific cruises (6 as co-chief including ODP Leg 150), he has integrated offshore seismic and drilling activities with onshore drilling: since 1993, he has been Chief Scientist of the New Jersey Coastal Plain Drilling Project (Ocean Drilling Program Legs 150X and 174AX) which continuously cored eleven sites.  Author of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, his most significant publications include widely cited synthesis of Cenozoic oxygen isotopes (Miller et al., 1987) and a synthesis of global sea-level change (Miller et al., 1998, 2005).  He  was awarded the 2003 Rosenstiel Award from the University of Miami and is a two-time JOI/USSAC Distinguished Lecturer (1995, 2006) and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.  A resident of Pennington, NJ, Ken grew up in Medford, NJ in the heart of the pine barrens and still owns a house in Waretown, NJ, the home of the sounds of the NJ pines, where he watches the inexorable rise in sea level from his deck 13 ft above Barnegat Bay.