Dr. Anna Miller

Environment & Society / Ecology Center

Assistant Professor

Dr. Anna Miller

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 318
Phone: (435) 797-0795
Email: anna.miller@usu.edu
Additional Information:


Anna Miller is an Assistant Professor of Recreation Resource Management and the Environment in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. She studies human-environment interactions in the context of outdoor recreation. Considering the social-ecological system of outdoor recreation, her work bridges the field of recreation ecology with related fields such as recreation behavior, environmental psychology, environmental economics, and wildlife biology. Most recently her research has focused on human-wildlife interactions and climate adaptation for outdoor recreation. She emphasizes addressing protected area management challenges, collaborating closely with practitioners to develop an understanding of research needs. She is also very interested in international perspectives on nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation systems.

Dr. Miller earned her PhD at North Carolina State University in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, focusing on recreation ecology. She holds a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MS in Applied Ecology from the University of Poitiers, France. After completing her PhD, she taught with The School for Field Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands and worked with the US Forest Service PNW Research Station before joining the ENVS Department at USU.


ENVS 3300: Fundamentals of Recreation Resources Management

CAS 6002:  Climate Adaptation Science Studio

Graduate Students:

Lane Arthur- M.S. Ecology
Georgie Corkery - M.S. Ecology
Andrea Jacobs- M.S. Environment and Society
Taylor Peltier - Ph.D. Environment and Society

Research Profiles:

Google Scholar Profile

ResearchGate Profile

Other Departmental and Program Affiliations:

Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

Ecology Center

Climate Adaptation Science

Community and Natural Resources Institute