Daniel C. Miller

Associate Professor of Environmental Policy; Director, Sustainable Development Concentration, Master of Global Affairs

Areas of Expertise: Environmental politics and policy; governance; international aid; biodiversity conservation; forests; agroforestry; sustainable development; poverty alleviation

Daniel C. Miller is associate professor of environmental policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He also is the director of the sustainable development concentration for the Master of Global Affairs program. Miller’s research and teaching focus on international environmental politics and policy. He is especially interested in understanding the socioeconomic and ecological impacts of conservation funding in tropical countries and the political factors shaping those impacts. His research also explores the contribution forests and trees make to human well-being in rural areas around the world. Miller has carried out fieldwork in more than ten countries, particularly in Africa. His research has been published in Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS,) Global Environmental Change, and World Development, and other journals. He is the coordinator of the Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research and Engagement (FLARE) network.

Miller completed his PhD in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the faculty at Notre Dame, he was an associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, where he maintains an adjunct affiliation. Before that, he was a senior forestry specialist at the World Bank.