Posted: 11/7/2013 | Print Friendly Version



(ST. LOUIS): After an extensive search, the Missouri Botanical Garden has named Dr. James Miller to the position of Senior Vice President, Science and Conservation. Dr. Miller previously worked at the Garden for more than 20 years before departing in 2007 to serve as Dean and Vice President for Science at The New York Botanical Garden.

“Dr. Miller has world class leadership and research experience, and we are very pleased he is returning to the Garden,” said Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, president of the Missouri Botanical Garden. “His work has included extensive field studies, publication of numerous new species and significant experience in enthno and economic botany.”

In Dr. Miller’s most recent role, he managed programs in North America, Asia, South America and the Pacific. He is considered a world authority on the systematics of the Boraginales, a large order of plants with nearly 3,000 species.

Dr. Miller held various progressive roles during his tenure at the Garden including curator of the William L. Brown Center for Economic Botany. He has a doctorate in Biology from Saint Louis University with a Master and Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Miller begins his role at the Garden on December 30. For general information about the Missouri Botanical Garden, visit


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 The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 154 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.