Professor, Department of Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences, Joliet Junior College
Dr. Fredric Miller
Dr. Fredric Miller is professor of horticulture in the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences at Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois, and a Senior Research Scientist – Entomology at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois. He currently serves as the Illinois Forest Health Specialist.
He received his B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Missouri, a M.S. in Forest Entomology from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in Urban Forest Entomology, with a minor in Plant Pathology, from Iowa State University.
Dr. Miller’s research efforts at The Morton Arboretum primarily focus on host plant resistance of ornamental woody plants for major economic insect pests, biological control of the emerald ash borer (EAB, and ash regeneration and EAB population dynamics.
He has been actively involved with the Illinois chapter (IAA) of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) for over 30 years serving as the IAA president, board member, advanced arborist training, and on various committees.
Previously, Dr. Miller has served on the ISA Arborist Certification Test Committee; Certification Board; chair of the educational goods and services committee; president and board representative for the Arboriculture Research and Education Academy (AREA), and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) test committee.
Dr. Miller is a Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA).
Dr. Miller is the author or co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 popular and technical articles.