Kent Miller brings 16 years of professional experience as a photojournalist and photo editor into the classroom as an Associate Professor of Photojournalism at Central Michigan University since 2004.
Miller’s photography has been published in numerous publications including, Newsweek, People Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Nat Geo France, The Huffington Post, Salon, USA TODAY, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. Publications in books include Your Guide to the National Parks, Insight Guide Alaska, Lonely Planet’s Alaska and That’s Sneaky, a children’s book published by National Geographic. Miller’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, Miller has won numerous international, national and state photography awards from organizations including National Geographic, The Wilderness Society, Photo District News and the Michigan Press Photographers Association. Miller was awarded Alumnus of the Year from the Columbus Region of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana.
Miller has worked as a photographer for the National Park Service in Alaska since 2008. He also used his trips to Alaska to establish a Central Michigan University internship program for his students at two 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.