Char Miller is the Director of the Environmental Analysis Program and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. Prior to joining the Pomona faculty, he was on the faculty of Trinity University (San Antonio), where he served as chair of the history department and director for the urban studies program, and where he was awarded the Dr. and Mrs. Z. T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching; was tapped as a Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation for excellence in teaching and service to higher education; and was selected as a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. Other honors include: D. Honoris Causa (Humane Letters), Plymouth State University, 2005; Centennial Lecturer, USDA Forest Service, 2004-05; P. J. Roosevelt Lecturer, Theodore Roosevelt Association, 2004-05.
Miller’s recent books include Ground Work: Conservation in American Culture; Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism; Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas; and The Greatest Good: 100 Years of Forestry in America. As an editor, he has published a number of anthologies, including River Basins in the American West, Water in the Twenty-First Century West; Fluid Arguments: Five Centuries of Western Water Conflict, 50 Years of the Texas Observer, and On the Border: An Environmental History of San Antonio. He serves as a Senior Fellow at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, is Associate Editor of Environmental History and the Journal of Forestry; a Contributing Writer for the Texas Observer, he also writes op-eds and commentary on environmental, political, and cultural issues for a range of local, regional, and national media.