RESUME/CV

EDUCATION:

PhD in Human Paleobiology: The George Washington University, Washington, DC (June 2017). Advisor: Dr. Carson Murray. Dissertation Title: Chimpanzee Third Party Behavior: Insights into the Evolution of Human Conflict Management.

MS in Human Paleobiology: The George Washington University, Washington, DC (January 2015). Advisor: Dr. Carson Murray.

BA in Evolutionary Anthropology: Duke University, Durham, NC (May 2012).


RELEVANT SKILLS:

  • Quantitative research design, implementation & statistical analysis
  • PostgreSQL, SPSS, R
  • Project management
  • Student instruction, pedagogy & mentoring
  • Oral & written science communication for academic & public audiences

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS:

PDF download: Miller et al. 2017 Royal Society Open Science

PDF download: Sandel et al. 2016_Journal of Human Evolution

PDF download: Miller et al. 2014_Animal Behaviour

PDF download: Murray et al. 2014_PNAS

PDF download: Patterson et al. 2014_International Journal of Primatology


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2016

Primary Instructor/Lab Instructor, The George Washington University, Summer, Introduction to Biological Anthropology.

Primary Instructor, The George Washington University, Independent Study: Biological Basis of Human Social Behavior, Student: Leah Gillon.

Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor, The George Washington University, Spring, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Instructor: Dr. Shannon McFarlin.

2013

Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor, The George Washington University, Fall, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Instructor: Dr. Alison Brooks.

Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor, The George Washington University, Spring, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Instructor: Dr. Chet Sherwood.

2012

Teaching Assistant, The George Washington University, Fall, Primatology, Instructor: Dr. Carson Murray.      


OUTREACH & TALKS:

2016

Activity:  Podium presentation at annual Cosmos Club Foundation dinner in Washington, DC. Description:  Gave a TED-style talk to a general audience on how chimpanzees can frame our understanding of modern human behavior.

Activity:  Science career field trip with BePolished.org. Description:  Hosting scientist to BePolished.org, a DC organization aimed at empowering girls raised in single-parent households.

2014

Activity:  Public Understanding of Science professional training. Description:  Three months of classes and interactive workshops related to improving science communication skills and understanding relationship between STEM fields and the public.

ActivityAmerican Association of Physical Anthropology MeetingDescriptionMiller, J.A. et al. Competing for space: wild female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) are more aggressive inside their core areas  than outside.

ActivityInternational Conference on Infant Studies. Description: Subiaul, F., Price, E., Miller, J.A., Peizer, L. Summative Imitation: A mechanism for innovation.

ActivityInternational Conference on Infant Studies, Action Development – Theory & Methods. Description: Krajkowski, E., Miller, J.A. et al. Developmental constraints of summative imitation: The limits of learning from multiple models among preschool aged children.

2013

ActivityCognitive Development Society Meeting. DescriptionMiller, J.A. et al. The impact of wealth on sharing preferences in children. Cognitive Development Society Meeting.

ActivityAmerican Association of Physical Anthropology Meeting. Description: Sandel, A. A., Miller, J. A., Patterson, S. K. Revisiting the social brain hypothesis: Incorporating within-species group size variation into a comparative analysis.

2011

ActivitySigma Xi Annual MeetingDescription: Group composition and male-male aggression in wild howler monkeys (Alouatta palliatta) on Isla de Ometepe.

ActivityNorth Carolina Undergraduate Research SymposiumDescription: Group composition and male-male aggression in wild howler monkeys (Alouatta palliatta) on Isla de Ometepe.


AWARDS:

Cosmos Club Foundation, Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation, Sigma Xi, GW chapter, Lewis N. Cotlow Fund, GW, William Warren Fund, GW, Undergraduate Research Support Grant, Duke, Undergraduate Research Travel Grant, Duke, Maderas Rainforest Conservancy Scholarship, ASP