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  • Matthew T. Miller
  • Collections Management Volunteer Coordinator
  • Phone:   202-633-1344
  • Fax:   202-786-2832
  • E-mail Address:   millermt2
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 121
    Washington, DC 20013-7012
  • Shipping Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th & Constitution NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0121
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Education

M.S. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2010
B.S. State University of New York at New Paltz, 2005

Research Interests and Responsibilities

My main goal for managing the Department of Paleobiology’s behind-the-scenes collections volunteers is to ensure that the nation’s fossil collections exist with their data intact, in perpetuity for the advancement of science and to expand the scientific education of the public.
If you are considering volunteering in the department please contact me by phone or email at the above address.

Professional Societies

  • Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

Awards

  • Peer Recognition Award, Smithsonian Institution, 2015

Publications

Pinsdorf, M., Jabo, S., Telfer, A., Kroehler, P., Hollis, K., Millhouse, A., Miller, M.* Repurposing the Purposeful: Re-training Fossil Preparators in Vertebrate Mount Dismantling and Conservation. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts for the 2014 Annual Meeting, pp. 205

Miller, M.T., Santucci V.L., Nyborg, T., Fuhrmann, K.K. 2013. Paleontological Resources Management Plan, Death Valley National Park. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/NRTR—2013. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado (in press).

Miller, M., V. L. Santucci., Von Haden, J., Varela, P. 2013. Chaco Culture National Historical Park Paleontological Resources Management Plan. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/NRTR—2013. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado (in press).

Miller, Matthew T. 2010. Sample Analysis of Archaeotherium (Artiodactyla: Entelodontidae) from the Conata Picnic Ground “Big Pig Dig”, Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, pp. 135

Darbyshire, Jane and Miller, Matthew T.* 2010. Evidence for Eolian Deposition and Dune Evolution in Two Undescribed Sections of the Unkpapa Formation, Black Hills, South Dakota. Geologic Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, 2010 Abstracts with Programs. pp. 49

Clites, Erica., Miller, Matthew., Santucci, Vincent.*, Spence, John. and Axelsen, Laurie. 2011. Monitoring Paleontological Resources at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas and Cultural Resources. March 14-18, 2011

Miller, Matthew T. 2010. Sample Analysis of Archaeotherium (Artiodactyla: Entelodontidae) from the Conata Picnic Ground “Big Pig Dig”, Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Academy of Science. April 9-10, 2010

Pagnac, D.; Benton, R.; Shelton, S.; Branchiforte, C.; Darbyshire, J.; Johnson, J.; Mead, J.; Miller, M.; Pinsdorf, M.; Sauter, M. 2008. Pig Dig report or Tolstoy? Compiling a record of fifteen years of student activity at Conata Picnic Ground, Badlands National Park, South Dakota. 8th Conference on Fossil Resources, St. George Utah.