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Craig A Miller
Title: Human Dimensions Scientist
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
Address mailcode: 652
Office room: 2008
Location: Forbes
Phone: 217-244-0691


My research focuses on understanding the social-psychological aspects of stakeholder positions on natural resources management and policy and human-wildlife interactions. To this end, analyzing values, beliefs, attitudes and behavioral intentions of stakeholders allows for understanding preferences, support, and actions associated with existing or potential management programs and issues. I conduct scientific survey research in two main contexts: 1) policies and regulatory issues affecting consumptive users of wildlife resources and 2) environmental and natural resource problems and issues facing a wide range of stakeholders. These studies are applied research intend to inform management agencies and organizations.

Current Research Projects (partial list):

Human Dimensions surrounding Chronic Wasting Disease in Illinois

Effects of waterfowl harvest accuracy on Adaptive Harvest Management

Preferences of consumptive wildlife stakeholders regarding regulatory changes



Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Natural Resources

Natural Resources Policy and Management

Human-Wildlife Interactions

Message to students:

Fellow, The Wildlife Society 2018

Professional affiliations:
Selected publications:

 Vaske, J.J. and C.A. Miller. 2019. Deer hunters’ disease risk sensitivity of time. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 25 (3):217-230.

Landon, A.C., C.A. Miller, and B.D. Williams. 2019. Assessing Illinois residents’ support for natural recolonization of apex predators. Environmental Management, 62: 260-269.

Landon, A.C., M.H. Jacobs, C.A. Miller, J.J. Vaske, and B.S. Williams, 2019. Cognitive and affective predictors of Illinois residents’ perceived risks from Gray Wolves. Society and Natural Resources, DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1664680.

Zhang, X. and C.A. Miller. 2019. Associations between socioeconomic status and hunting license sales among census tracts in Cook County, Illinois. Human Dimensions of Wildlife,  24 (2):148-158.

Vaske, J.J., C.A. Miller, T.T. Toombs, L.A. Schweizer, and K.A. Powlen. 2018. Farmers’ value orientations, property rights and responsibilities, and willingness to Adopt Leopold’s Land Ethic. Society and Natural Resources, 3 (10): 1118-1131.

Vaske, J.J., C.A. Miller, A. Ashbrook, and M.D. Needham. 2018. Proximity to chronic wasting disease, perceived risk, and social trust in the managing agency. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 23 (2): 115-128.

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Program affiliates:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Learn to Hunt program

Colorado State University, Warner College of Natural Resources, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

British Association of Shooting and Conservation

Professional society involvement and activities:

Illini Chapter, The Wildlife Society - Faculty Advisor

The Wildlife Society

Wetlands International

Education: Lab name: Human Dimensions Research Lab Lab research: Lab publications: Lab current projects:

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