Kent brings 16 years of professional experience as a photojournalist and photo into the classroom as an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism and Digital Media in the Department of Journalism at Central Michigan University.
Miller’s photography has been published in numerous magazines including, Nat Geo France, Germany’s View Magazine, England’s Loaded Magazine, Australia’s The Who Weekly, Newsweek, People and Playboy; in newspapers, including USA TODAY, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Detroit Free Press; and in books including America 24/7 and Lonely Planet’s Alaska. Kent's image of Mt. McKinley resides on the tail side of Alaska’s America the Beautiful quarter that was commissioned by the U.S. Mint.
Over the course of his career, Kent has won over 40 international, national
and state photography awards from organizations including National Geographic, The Wilderness Society and the Michigan Press Photographers Association. Kent was awarded Alumnus of the Year from the Columbus Region of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana.
Kent has been a photographer and videographer for the National Park Service in Alaska since 2008. He also teaches a week-long residential photography course annually for the Denali Education Center. Kent also used his trips to Alaska to establish a Central Michigan University internship program for his students at three different national parks.
His students have won several national and international awards. Photojournalism majors have kept the program in the top five in the nation for the past three years competing in the National Hearst Journalism Awards Program, which is likened to the Pulitzer Prize for students.