Kansas State University
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Master of Arts Degree
Kansas State University
Department of Communication Studies
(Environmental Communication emphasis)
Top Master’s Rhetorical/Humanistic Thesis Award, National Communication Association Master’s Education Section
College of Arts & Sciences special recognition (top 1% of students).
Three Minute Thesis Finalist, Graduate School
Schenck-Hamlin Graduate Research Award, Department of Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts Degree
North Newton, KS
Communication Arts, Literary Studies (Dual-Major)
All-American, American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament. First-ever Bethel recipient.
National Champion, C. Henry Smith Bi-National Oratorical Contest.
Academic All-District 3 Team member, CoSIDA. First-ever Bethel recipient.
3x Academic All-American, NAIA Academic Men’s Basketball .
President, 83rd Student Government Association
Thresher (2017) and Winning Attitudes (2015), Bethel Awards
Miller, J.A. (Forthcoming). Preserving the roots: The enduring appeal to blood and soil. In N. Crick (Ed.), The rhetoric of fascism: Devices from the cult of irrationality. Tuscaloosa, Al: University of Alabama Press.
Miller, J.A. (2020). Attuning to an ecospheric rhetoric to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In C. Schmitt, T. Castor, & C. Thomas (Eds.), A Mighty Stream: A confluence of water, rhetoric, and social justice (pp. 369-389). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Mcintyre, T., & Tinger, M. (Hosts). (April 14, 2020). Climate change, by any other name, will feel the same [Audio podcast]. In Climate Minute. Mass Climate Action Network.
Mcintyre, T., & Tinger, M. (Hosts). (April 8, 2020). Carbon fees and moral pillars. [Audio podcast]. In Climate Minute. Mass Climate Action Network.
Palmer, D. (Producer). (April 1, 2020). Episode One with Special Guest Jacob Miller [Audio podcast]. In Climate Talk: A Conservative Perspective on Climate Change.
Miller, J.A. (Fall 2017). Davids versus Goliath. In Scott Bontz (Eds.) Land Report, 119, 7-11. Salina, KS: The Land Institute.
Miller, J.A. (2020). Examining the narrative persuasiveness of the 50-Year Farm Bill. Northwest Journal of Communication.
Miller, J.A. (2019). Mennonite’s protest of the U.S. national anthem lacks inclusivity of the black community: A call to “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” In Brad Born (ed.) Mennonite Life, 73. Newton, KS: Bethel College.
Miller, J.A. (2017). When it comes to restraint and seclusion on autistic students, schools should use restraint themselves. Interstate Oratorical Association, Winning Orations. Lafayette, LA: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Miller, J.A. (2015). Migrant child workers deserve better protection. Interstate Oratorical Association, Winning Orations. Mount Berry, GA: Berry College.
OP-EDS AND EDITORIALS
Palken, D. & Miller, J.A. (May 4, 2020). An incubation period of decades: Contemplating climate change in the age of coronavirus. IEEE-USA Insight.
Palken, D. & Miller, J.A. (April 27, 2020). Contemplating climate change in the age of coronavirus. Longmont Times-Call.
Miller, J.A. (April 10-11, 2020). Coronavirus compels us to price carbon. The Kansan, Topeka Capital Journal, Salina Journal, The Garden City Telegram, Dodge City Globe, Leavenworth Times, & Butler County Times.
Miller, J.A. (March 16, 2020). Sensible goals. Kansas City Star.
Miller, J.A. (May 7, 2018). Rock Creek Forensics, led by Coach Keith Miller, wins 4A State. Manhattan Mercury.
Miller, J.A. (Forthcoming). Left, right, left, right. In Shawn Sanders (Ed.), The Pop Culture Issue, 10. Portland, OR: The Poeming Pigeon, LLC.
Miller, J.A. (2019). Kansas Sunset & Stumped. In Zach Zimmerman (Ed.), Kansas’s Best Emerging Poets. Madison, WI: Z Publishing House, LLC.
Miller, J.A. (2019). Ball is life. In Shawn Sanders (Ed.), The Sports Issue, 8. Portland, OR: The Poeming Pigeon, LLC.
Miller, J.A. (2018). My story of home. In Zach Zimmerman (Ed.), America’s Best Emerging Poets, 82. Madison, WI: Z Publishing House, LLC.
Miller, J.A. (2018). Home, Get a whiff of this, & Land assault. In Zach Zimmerman (Ed.), Kansas’s Best Emerging Poets, 33, 54, 83. Madison, WI: Z Publishing House, LLC.
Miller, J.A. (Spring 2017). Land attack. YAWP! Literary Magazine.
Miller, J.A. (Fall 2016). White guy. YAWP! Literary Magazine.
Miller, J.A. (Fall 2016). Mohammed Ali. YAWP! Literary Magazine.
Department of Sociology
Kansas State University
§ Access datasets, compile data (examples 1 and 2), create charts and graphics, and run statistical analyses on issues, in the state of Kansas and its counties, related to sustainable agriculture, farm scale, public health, income, and rural revitalization.
Conservative Outreach Fellow
Citizens' Climate Lobby
§ Create a network of conservatives (with a focus on young adults) who are interested in climate policy.
§ Engage young conservatives and Republicans to take targeted actions to voice a constructive message for putting a price on carbon emissions.
§ Meet with members of Congress on climate policy, host meetings to discuss climate policy.
§ Create social media traffic supporting carbon pricing and publish opinion pieces in local and regional papers.
§ Coordinate meetings with conservative constituents and members of Congress through CCL’s Liaisons for meetings either in-district or in DC.
§ Develop, propose, test & implement outreach methods to young adult conservatives & Republicans.
§ Provide administrative support including email, calls, research and data entry.
U.S. SENATOR JERRY MORAN (KS)
§ Managed mail and answer phone calls from constituents, compiled news clips and call logs, managed the front office, delivered co-sponsorships and proxies, organized meeting schedules, completed flag requests, gave Capitol tours, wrote legislative updates, and filled in as staff assistant from time to time.
§ Wrote memos related to the agriculture, energy, environment, and education portfolio.
SUMMERS 2016, 2017
Intern for Ecosphere Studies,
Special Assistant to President Emeritus
THE LAND INSTITUTE
§ Updated data for the 50-Year Farm Bill, including pie charts, statistics, and text.
§ Conducted research for federal grants, environmental pedagogy, and assessment.
§ Coordinated housing, transportation, and food logistics for the Ecosphere Studies program.
§ Helped design and coordinate the second and third annual ecosphere studies conferences, organized participants’ writings into a packet, assisted in educational exercises, and aided in meetings and tours.