Scott Miller

Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support

Smithsonian Institution (SI)

Scott Miller is Deputy Under Secretary overseeing Science, Collections, and Interdisciplinary Support at the Smithsonian Institution. Miller previously held leadership positions at the National Zoological Park, the National Museum of Natural History, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is co-chair of the US Government’s Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections. He helped establish and lead the Consortium for the Barcode of Life—an international network developing DNA-based identification tools to make biodiversity information more widely available. Miller maintains an active research program with more than 200 publications. His current research focuses on the integration of systematics, ecology, biogeography and conservation of insects and plants. Miller has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.