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 the field of oceanography.
Dr. Miller began his professional career, and relationship with the sea, when he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1945. He rose to the rank of lieutenant in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps before he was honorably discharged. He attended Michigan State University (MSU) from 1949 to 1956, earning a Bachelor of Science in experimental psychology, a Master of Arts in experimental psychology and physiology, and eventually a PhD in experimental psychology and physiology. While completing his education, Dr. Miller took his knowledge of the physiology of human vision to the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, where he was a research associate until 1956. Through the institute’s contract with the Office of Naval Research, Dr. Miller began his professional oceanographic career. He worked for the Office of Naval Research as the director of engineering psychology from 1963 to 1969, then as the director of ocean technology for the United States Department of the Interior from 1969 to 1970. Dr. Miller spent more than a decade with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, serving as deputy director of manned undersea science and technology from 1970 to 1982.
Following his tenure with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Miller conducted research at the Florida Institute of Oceanography from 1980 to 1992, working as the associate director and later rising to the rank of program coordinator. Throughout his extensive career, he had his hand in several published works, including editing the “National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Diving Manual” in 1975 and editing the second version in 1980. He wrote “Living and Working in the Sea,” which was published in 1984, and made contributions to various journal articles. Dr. Miller’s excellence in his field was recognized with myriad awards, including the Arthur Flemming Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce in 1966, 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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