Dr. Shelie Miller has been appointed director of the JPitE program. She will succeed Dr. Gregg Crane.
Miller is co-chair with Dr. Adam Simon of the Joint Program in the Environment Transition Advisory Committee. During Fall 2017, the committee helped assemble the initial governing faculty of JPitE and drafted bylaws for the new program. The committee will continue to work throughout the semester on a comprehensive set of recommendations on curriculum and student experience, including how to improve course offerings, and how best to connect JPitE students with SEAS master’s and doctoral students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners. Miller will bring this knowledge and experience to her new role as program director.
As a scholar, Miller has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary work and integrating research into education and outreach. Her research identifies potential unintended environmental consequences of emerging technologies and finds possible design or policy interventions that will lead to sustainable outcomes. She recently returned to Ann Arbor from Washington, D.C., where she was a 2016-2017 Jefferson Science Fellow through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She has received a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) from President Obama and was recognized as a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. She serves in a variety of advisory roles for government, non-government, and academic entities.