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Neil Austin Miller

Neil Austin Miller, American biology educator. Named Tennessee Conservation Educator of Year, 1983. With United States Coast Guard, 1950-1953.

Background

  • Miller, Neil Austin was born on April 9, 1932 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Kennith C. and Marjorie (Linsenmeyer) Miller.

  • Education

    • AS, Grand Rapids Junior College, 1956. Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1958. Master of Science, Memphis State University, 1964.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, 1968.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Western Kentucky College, Bowling Green, 1964-1965. Fellow Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1965-1968. Professor The University Memphis, since 1968.

      Distinguished professor University Memphis, 1984. Ecologist Hall, Blake and Associates. Consultant Continental Engineering, Inc., B.F.I., Inc., wetland ecologist consultant.

      Environmental consultant Republic of Estonia.

    Politics

    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Religion

    Each person is responsible before God for his or her own understanding of the Bible and is encouraged to work out his or her salvation with fear and trembling.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

    Membership

    With United States Coast Guard, 1950-1953.

    Connections

    • Married Sally Bond, June 23, 1961. Children: Anne C., Mary Leigh.
    • father: Kennith C. Miller
    • mother: Marjorie (Linsenmeyer) Miller
    • spouse: Sally Bond
    • children: Anne C. Miller
    • Mary Leigh Miller
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    Nationality
    • 1956
      Grand Rapids Junior College
    • 1958
      Michigan State University
    • 1964
      Memphis State University
    • 1968
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1964 - 1965
      Assistant, professor Western Kentucky College
      Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      fellow, Southern Illinois University
      Carbondale, Illinois, United States
    • 1968
      professor, The University Memphis
    • 1984
      Distinguished professor, University Memphis

    Award