James Woodell Miller

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Title: Scientist, Writer, Editor, Consultant
Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States

James Woodell Miller, PhD., Scientist, Writer, Editor, and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in several fields of science and technology.

Dr. Miller began his professional career when he entered Michigan State University (MSU) in 1947. In 1949, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in experimental psychology, followed by both a Masters degree in 1950 and a PhD in 1956 in experimental psychology and physiology. While completing his education, Dr. Miller took his knowledge of physiology of human vision to the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, where he was a research associate from 1952 to 1960.

Following a three-year-long position as a staff engineer with the Hughes Aircraft Company, he went to work for the Office of Naval Research as director of engineering psychology from 1963 to 1969. He spent the following year as the director of Ocean Technology for the United States Department of the Interior, at which time he was transferred to the newly formed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) serving as deputy director of Manned Undersea Science and Technology from 1970 to 1982.

Following his tenure with NOAA, Dr. Miller served as associate director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography from 1980 to 1985. In 1984, Dr. Miller and co-author, Ian G. Koblick, published a book entitled “Living and Working in the Sea.” In addition, over the years he published numerous professional, scientific and technical articles in the fields of psychology, physiology, and the ocean sciences. Dr. Miller’s excellence in these fields was recognized with myriad awards, including the Arthur Flemming Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce in 1966, the Navy’s highest civilian service award, the Distinguished Service Award, in 1969, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University in 1973, and the NOGI Science Award from the Underwater Society of America in 1986, and the Charles W. Schilling Award from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society in 1989.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Miller was included in the third edition of Who’s Who in Entertainment, and the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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