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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. 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):

Public acceptance and management preferences of wolves, cougars, and black bears in Illinois

Attitudes toward the Conservation Reserve Program among Illinois agriculture producers

Expectation, satisfaction, and participation among Illinois duck hunters during a 5-year regulatory framework (2011-2016)

Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey

Illinois Hunter Harvest Survey



Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Natural Resources

Natural Resources Policy and Management

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Selected publications:

Harper, E.E., C.A. Miller, and J.J. Vaske. 2015. Perceived Risk, Social Trust, and Hunter Preferences for CWD management in Illinois. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 20: 394-407.

Miller, C.A., A.L. Stephenson, and B.D. Williams. 2015. Reported Harvest and Days Afield among Waterfowl Hunters: Do Pre-season Contacts Make a Difference? Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 20:1-3.

Harper, E.E., J.J. Vaske, C.A. Miller, M.M. Mengak, and S.E. Bruno. Stakeholder attitudes and beliefs toward wild pigs in Georgia and Illinois. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 40:269-273.

Sponarski, C.C., C.A. Miller. J.J. Vaske and M.R. Spacapan. Modeling perceived risk from coyotes among Chicago residents. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. In Press.

Miller, C.A. and *B.D. Williams. 2016. Do personal records make a difference in reported days afield and harvest among waterfowl hunters? Human Dimensions of Wildlife. In Press.

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Illini Chpater, The Wildlife Society - Faculty Advisor

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