Geography 2050

Dr. Clark Miller

Arizona State University

Dr. Miller is Director of the Center for Energy and Society and Associate Director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and a member of the leadership team of LightWorks, ASU’s university-wide renewable energy initiative. Over his career, he has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Iowa State University, and Harvard University. Dr. Miller has extensive expertise in global environmental governance and energy transitions. The Center for Energy & Society, focuses on three core challenges: meeting the energy needs of the bottom 1 billion people on Earth in ways that accelerate progress toward sustainable development; managing the human complexities of energy systems decarbonization and renewable energy transitions; and designing solar-powered futures as catalytic investments in human thriving. The Center networks 50+ social scientists, humanists, scientists, and engineers working collaboratively to advance energy innovation as an instrument of global social and environmental justice. Dr. Miller is the author of numerous books on energy, climate, knowledge, and democracy, including Changing the Atmosphere (2001), Arizona’s Energy Future (2011), The Practices of Global Ethics(2015), Science and Democracy (2015), Designing Knowledge (2018), and The Weight of Light (forthcoming). Dr. Miller graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990. He earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1995.