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