Jerry L. Miller


Jerry L. Miller is president of Science for Decisions, a consulting practice that he founded in 2013 to ensure that solid science is available to inform decisions that impact people and places around the globe. A senior executive with expertise in natural sciences and policy, Dr. Miller also served from 2015 through early 2017 as director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where he addressed a wide range of issues spanning the interfaces among economic, environmental, and social sciences. Previously, Dr. Miller held several senior positions, including assistant director for ocean sciences at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he was instrumental in the creation of the United States’ first National Ocean Policy and the development of its foundational science and technology priorities. Before taking on his role at the White House, Dr. Miller held positions in academia, government, and the nonprofit sector. He has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature and made significant contributions to several major federal policy documents. His work has been recognized with awards both in the United States and abroad including for development of salinity remote sensing technology. Dr. Miller earned his B.S. in marine science from the University of South Carolina, his M.S. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, and his Ph.D. in meteorology and physical oceanography from the University of Miami. He was recently elected to membership in the Cosmos Club, incorporated in Washington, D.C., in 1878 for individuals distinguished in science, literature, and the arts.


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