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Char Miller

Char Miller

  • On Leave, 2007-08 Office         Chapman 220M

Sophomore/Junior Tutorial   The City in History   

Professor (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University) - Vita

Professor Miller specializes in American environmental and urban history. He served as chair of the History Department from 1998 to 2004, and since 2001 has been Director of Urban Studies. He was named a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians (2007-10), was tapped as a Piper Professor for teaching excellence in 2002, a state-wide prize awarded by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation for excellence in teaching and service to higher education in Texas; in 1997, he was awarded the Dr. and Mrs. Z. T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching at Trinity University. He has the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University.

Char Miller on balcony

A Senior Fellow of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, Miller is a Contributing Writer of the Texas Observer, and is Associate Editor of Environmental History and the Journal of Forestry; on the editorial board of the Pacific Historical Review and a member of  the Board of Directors of the Forest History Society, Miller has served on the editorial board of the Trinity University Press, and on the City of San Antonio’s Open Space Advisory Board and its Tree Preservation Ordinance Panel.

While on leave in 2004-05, Miller was the P. J. Roosevelt Lecturer for the Theodore Roosevelt Association and the Centennial Lecturer for the U.S. Forest Service. The latter organization sponsored a tour of the United States that allowed Miller to speak on the controversial politics of federal land management since the late nineteenth century. The tour began in Montana, wended its way through Canada, Alaska, California and Oregon, and then east to New Hampshire, North Carolina and Florida. Stops in Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, and in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, among many other places, rounded out the more than 100,000-mile jaunt during which Miller delivered more than 70 lectures.

Photo © 2004 Mark Greenberg, San Antonio Current. The
local weekly featured Miller's work in "Taking it to the Streets."