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W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, Pomona College

Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College in Claremont, California. In 2013, he was named a Wig Distinguished Professor at Pomona for teaching excellence, is a Senior Fellow of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, and a Fellow of the Forest History Society. Professor Miller is the author of Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream; On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest; and San Antonio: A Tricentennial History; co-author of Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land; and editor of Where There's Smoke: The Environmental Science, Public Policy, and Politics of Marijuana. Forthcoming is West Side Rising: How San Antonio's 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement. He is a frequent contributor to print, electronic, and social media.


  • –present
    Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College