Harvey Alfred Miller


Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: Department of Biology,
Miami University
Location: Palm Bay, Florida, United States

Harvey Alfred Miller, Adjunct Professor at Department of Biology at Miami University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in botanical research and education.

Since growing up in a small Midwestern town, Dr. Miller has built a strong reputation for excellence in botany. His main area of focus is Pacific Island plants, which he has researched and written about for decades. Some of his most notable publications include “Flora Hepaticarum Polynesiae, Hawaii” in 2018, a field report, “Florida Mosses and Liverworts,” in 1990, and “Prodromus Florae Hepaticarum Polynesiae” in 1983. Dr. Miller also co-authored “Prodromus Florae Muscorum Polynesiae,” edited “Florida Scientist,” and contributed numerous articles to scientific journals. His professional degrees include a PhD from Stanford University, a Master of Science from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. For his efforts, he received an Acacia National Award of Merit and was admitted into the Acacia Order of Pythagoras, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow.

Dr. Miller continues to share his expertise with the students and herbarium of Miami University in Ohio, where he’s been an adjunct botany professor since 1985. During his tenure with the school, which dates back to 1956, he has also held positions like botany research specialist, visiting professor, associate professor, assistant professor, botany instructor, and curator of the herbarium, as well as director of the The Collegiate Rebel expedition to Micronesia and the Philippines sponsored by the National Science Foundation. His background and skill led him to become a much sought-after voice in the field, and, over the years, he served in a variety of additional roles. These include associate natural systems analyst for Lotspeich & Associates, vice president of D.H. Miller and Associates, principal investigator in bryophytes of Melanesia and in systematic and phytogeographical studies of bryophytes in the Pacific Islands sponsored by the National Science Foundation, vice president of Marine Research Associates Ltd., in the Bahamas, and botanist for the University of Michigan Expedition to the Aleutian Islands. This trip lead into his election as a Fellow of The Explorers Club and in 2014 was recognized as a 50 year member. Further, Dr. Miller has been a professor and chairman for the University of Central Florida and for Washington State University, an adjunct professor for Seminole State College of Florida and the University of West Alabama, and a visiting professor for the University of Illinois and the University of Guam. From 1991 to 1992, he was a consultant and field researcher in tropical botany, foliage plant patents, designs for science buildings, and field researcher in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Dr. Miller considers the highlight of his career, working with the MERCURY 7 astronauts living in 1985 to establish what is now considered the most prestigious scholarship in STEM awarded by the Astronauts Scholarship Foundation. He remains involved as a trustee.

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