Faculty/Staff Bios - Kent Miller

Kent Miller has been an assistant professor of ​​photojournalism and new media at Central Michigan University since August 2004. Miller holds a B.A.S. from the University of Michigan–Flint and an M.A. from Saginaw Valley State University in communications and multimedia.

Miller brings his expertise to the classroom from his 32 years of experience as a photographer, photojournalist and photo editor.

Miller’s photography has been published worldwide in numerous magazines, newspapers and books including, Nat Geo France, Germany’s View Magazine, England’s Loaded Magazine, Australia’s The Who Weekly, Newsweek, People, USA TODAY, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Detroit Free Press. Elements of Kent’s photographs were used by the U.S. Mint for the tail side design of Alaska’s America the Beautiful United States quarter, which will be released in late 2012.

Over the course of his career, Miller has won over 40 international, national and state awards for his photography from organizations including National Geographic, The Wilderness Society and the Michigan Press Photographers Association. Miller was also named Alumnus of the Year in 2012 from the Columbus/Franklin Region of Ivy Tech Community College.

His ongoing photographic project since 2008 is to document the beauty of Alaska’s national parks. Kent has travelled to Alaska five times and has focused his work at four different National Parks. His work is used prominently in internationally and nationally recognized media outlets.

Kent also used his trips to Alaska to establish a Central Michigan University internship program at three national parks. Each summer, three CMU students have the opportunity to work as an assistant to the parks’ media specialists, helping to create content for the park’s web site and other publications. His work was honored with the Henry Hassinger Volunteer of the Year Award for the Alaska Region of the National Park Service in 2009.

Kent’s students have won numerous state and national awards bringing the photojournalism program to national attention.