Faculty Profile Page

Dr. Jon Miller

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Building: Davidson Laboratory
Room: D-207
Phone: 201.216.8591
Fax: 201.216.8214
Email: jmiller@stevens.edu
Website
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Program:  Ocean Engineering
Laboratory:  Davidson Laboratory
Education
  • Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering, 2004, University of Florida. Advisor: Dr. Robert G. Dean; Dissertation Title: Shoreline Response to Variations in Waves and Water Levels: An Engineering Scale Approach.
  • M.S. in Coastal Engineering, 2001, University of Florida. Advisor: Dr. Robert G. Dean; Thesis Title: Development of Erosional Indices and a Shoreline Change Rate Equation for Application to Extreme Event Impacts.
  • B.E. in Civil Engineering, 1999, Stevens Institute of Technology
Research
  • Coastal Processes
  • Shoreline Changes
  • Storm Impacts
  • Nearshore Hydrodynamics
  • Sediment Transport
  • Ocean Waves
  • Coastal Observation Systems
  • Ecologically Enhanced Shorelines
Institutional Service
  • Stevens Summer Scholar Advisor - 27 total students
  • Stevens Athletics Hall of Fame Committee (2012-Present)
  • Stevens Athletics Advisory Board (2012-Present)
  • Stevens Honor Board Advisory Committee (2012-Present)
  • Academic Appeals Committee (2008-present)
  • Faculty Advisor Men's Basketball (2008-present)
  • Men's Basketball Coach Search Committee (2006 & 2008)
  • Women's Basketball Coach Search Committee (2010 & 2012)
  • Middle States Self Assesment Working Group 9 (2007-2008)
Professional Service
  • FEMA Coastal Flood Study Technical Advisory Panel
  • FEMA Coastal Flood Study Coastal Outreach and Advisory team
  • NJ Dune Task Force
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Technogenesis Summer Scholar Advisor - 3 total students
Honors & Awards
  • 2013 ASCE New Jersey Educator of the Year
  • 2011 ECAC Award of Appreciation
  • 2011 Girl Scouts Good Neighbor Award
  • 2011 Faculty Mentor Award
  • 2010 ASCE North Jersey Educator of the Year
  • 2003 Fulbright Fellow
  • 2000 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow
  • 1994 Edwin A. Stevens Scholar
  • 1994 Scholar of Excellence
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Kappa Theta Epsilon
Appointments
  • November 2007 - Present: Assistant Director NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service.
  • January 2006 - Present: NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes Specialist.
  • September 2004 - Present: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Environmental and Ocean Engineering.
  • February 2004 - October 2007: Senior Engineer, NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service.
  • February 2004 - August 2004: Research Associate, Department of Civil Environmental and Ocean Engineering.
Professional Societies
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • Chair, East Coast U.S. Chapter of the Australian American Fulbright Alumni Association
  • Jersey Shore Partnership
  • Northeast Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • PADI scuba diving society
Grants, Contracts & Funds
  • 2013 NJ DEP Hoboken Flooding - Co-PI ($214,929/1yr)
  • 2013 NJ DEP Living Shorelines - PI ($136,013/1yr)
  • 2013 NOAA Science Collaborative - PI ($183,280/1yr)
  • 2013 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Program - PI ($47,050/2yrs)
  • 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 NJCPTAS - Co-PI ($500,000/yr)
  • 2012, 2010, 2008 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes - PI ($100,000/2 yrs)
  • 2012, 2010, 2008 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Communities - PI ($25,000/2 yrs)
  • 2012 TE SubCom - PI ($20,436/1 yr)
  • 2012 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Outreach Advisory Team - PI ($15,252/1 yr)
  • 2012 NSF RAPID - Co-PI ($25,000/1 yr)
  • 2012 UTRC - Co-PI (50,000/1 yr)
  • 2010 NOAA Science Callaborative PI ($283,000/3 yrs)
  • 2009 CICEET - PI ($71,425/2 yrs)
Selected Publications
Report
  1. Jon K. Miller. (Mar 22, 2013). "Review of Ocean Gate Shore Protection Project, Ocean Gate, New Jersey", Letter Report.
  2. Jon K. Miller. (Jan 31, 2013). "DRAFT Review of Bay Head Stone Revetment Design Alternatives, Block 80 Lots 1-5, & Block 81 Lots 1-11", Letter Report.
  3. Jon K. Miller. (Jan 9, 2013). "Review of Boardwalk Design proposed by Belmar, New Jersey", Letter Report.
  4. Thomas O. Herrington. (Oct 2012). "New Jersey Inlet Erosion Hot Spot Assessment and Mitigation", New Jersey Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory.
  5. Miller, J.K., L. Lemke, and T.O. Herrington. (Apr 2012). "Monmouth Beach Post Nourishment Interim Report through Postfill Survey 5", NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Report, TR-2900.
  6. Miller, J.K., L. Lemke, and T.O. Herrington. (Apr 2012). "Monmouth Beach Post Nourishment Interim Report through Postfill Survey 4", NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Report, TR-2899.
  7. Miller, J.K., O. Lopez, and T.O. Herrington. (Apr 2012). "Bayhead Shoreline Analusis Preliminary Report", NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Report, TR-2898.
  8. Pierson, J., A. Rella, J. Pinckney, C. Pico, J.K. Miller, and T.O. Herrington. (Nov 2011). ""Existing Conditions and Shoreline Stabilization Alternatives, Pt. Plesant, NJ"", NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Report.
  9. J.K. Miller, A.M. Mahon, T.O. Herrington. (2011). "Long Branch Alternative Fill Placement Monitoring Report 2: February 9, 2009 to December 9, 2009", Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report, SIT-DL-11- 9-2889.
  10. J.K. Miller, A.Rella, S. Bak. (2011). "Review of Coastal Processes at Four South American Submarine Cable Landing Sites", Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report, SIT-DL-11- 9-2890.
  11. J. K. Miller. (2011). "The 2011 State of the Shore Report", New Jersey Sea Grant Publication NJSG-11-795.
  12. P. Rowe, J. Tirrito, D. Frizzera, I.L. wood, T. MacDonald, M.Leckner, J. Miller. (2010). "NJ Coastal Community Resilience Demonstration Project", New Jersey Sea Grant Publication NJSG-10-787.
  13. Jon K. Miller, Ph.D. & Alicia Mahon Thomas O. Herrington, Ph.D. – Director. (Aug 2009). "Long Branch Alternative Fill Placement Monitoring Report 1 February 9, 2009 to May 12, 2009", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory TR-2879.
  14. Jon K. Miller, Ph.D. & Alicia Mahon Thomas O. Herrington, Ph.D. - Director. (Aug 2009). "Development of the Stevens Dynamic Underwater and Coastal Kinematic Surveying (DUCKS) System", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory TR-2878.
  15. Miller, J.K.. (May 2009). "State of the Shore Report 2009", NJ Sea Grant.
  16. Livermont, E., J.K. Miller, and T.O. Herrington. (Jan 2009). "Analysis of the Protective Value of the Manasquan Beach and Dune System Based on SBEACH Simulations", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report.
  17. Herrington, T.O., and J.K. Miller. "Winter Sand Management Recommendations Borough of Manasquan, New Jersey", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report.
  18. Miller, J.K. (editor). (Aug 2008). "Proceeding of "Cronic Risk of Global Climate Change to Urban Coasts and Economies"", Stevens Institute of Technology / NJ Sea Grant.
  19. Miller, J.K., and T.O. Herrington. (2008). "Long Branch Alternate Fill Placement Monitoring Plan", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report.
  20. Miller, J.K.. (May 2008). "State of the Shore Report 2008", NJ Sea Grant.  Download  (502 kb PDF).
  21. Herrington, T.O., and J.K. Miller. (Dec 18, 2007). "A Comparison of the Present Day Vulnerability of Sea Bright Considering Nourished and Non-Nourished Scenarios", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report.
  22. Herrington, T.O., and J.K. Miller. (2007). "Proposed Method for Delineating the Toe of an Established Dune", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report.
  23. Miller, J.K., and T.O. Herrington. (2007). "Old Bridge Waterfront Park Beach Stabilization Project", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report.
  24. Miller, J.K, and T.O. Herrington. (May 2007). "State of the Shore Report 2007", NJ Sea Grant.  Download  .
  25. Miller, J.K,, Herrington, T.O., and C. Tucker. (May 2006). "State of the Shore Report 2006", NJ Sea Grant.  Download  (316 kb PDF).
  26. Herrington, T.O. and J.K. Miller. (Jan 2007). "The Establishment, Growth, and Evolution of Coastal Dunes in New Jersey and its Relation to The Present Storm Protection Level Provided by the Dune Field in Ocean City, NJ", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report, (SIT-04-09-2851).
  27. Herrington, T.O., R.I. Hires, and J.K. Miller. (2006). "Analysis of the Present Vulnerability of Long Beach Island, New Jersey to Catastrophic Coastal Storm Surge and Damage", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report , (SIT-04-09-2849).
  28. Miller, J.K. and T.O. Herrington. (2005). "Analysis of Bayshore Erosion in the Vicinity of Roberts Ave., South Seaside Park, NJ", Davidson Laboratory Technical Report SIT-DL-05-9-2839.
  29. Miller, J.K. and T.O. Herrington. (2006). "Analysis of Present Protection Level Afforded by the Beach Fronting Long Beach Island", Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service, Davidson Laboratory Technical Report, (SIT-04-09-2850).
  30. Miller, J.K. and T.O. Herrington. (2005). "Analysis of Bayshore Erosion in the Vicinity of Roberts Avenue, South Seaside Park, NJ", Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory, Technical Report, (SIT-DL-05-9-2839).
  31. Miller, J.K.. (2004). "Shoreline Response to Variations in Waves and Water Levels: An Engineering Scale Approach. Ph.D. Thesis", Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida.
  32. Miller, J. K.. (2001). "Development of Erosional Indices and a Shoreline Change Rate Equation for Application to Extreme Event Impacts", M.S. Thesis, Department of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, University of Florida.
Magazine
  1. Miller, J.K., and T.O. Herrington. (2006). "Building Beaches in New Jersey", The Jersey Shoreline, New Jersey Sea Grant. (23(4)), 5-6.
Journals
  1. Jon K. Miller, Omar Lopez, Jennifer Wehof, Spicer Bak. (2012). "A Comparison of the Impacts of Hurricane Irene and the “Friday the 13th” Northeaster in New JerseyResearch Assistant Professor", Shore and Beach, ASBPA.
  2. T.O. Herrington and J.K. Miller. (2010). "A Comparison of Methods Used to Calculate Northeaster Damage Potential", Shore and Beach, ASBPA.
  3. Livermont, E., J.K. Miller, and T.O. Herrington. (2009). "Evidence of a Recent Increase in Storminess Along the NJ Coast", Shore and Beach, ASBPA.
  4. Miller, J.K. and R.G. Dean. (2007). "Shoreline Variability via Empirical Orthogonal Function Analysis: Part II Relationship to Nearshore Conditions", Coastal Engineering, 54(2) 133-150.
  5. Miller, J.K. and R.G. Dean. (2007). "Shoreline Variability via Empirical Orthogonal Function Analysis: Part I Temporal and Spatial Characteristics", Coastal Engineering, 54(2) 111-131.
  6. Miller, J.K. and R.G. Dean. (2004). "A Simple New Shoreline Change Model", Coastal Engineering, 51 531-556.
TV/Video/Radio
  1. Jon K. Miller. "Should worst-flooded areas be left after Sandy?", Wayne Parry, AP.
  2. Jon K. Miller. "Some shore towns eye sea walls to guard boardwalks", Wayne Parry, AP.
  3. Jon K. Miller. (May 28, 2013). "Latest edition: Climate Change and the Environment", CUNYTV.
  4. Jon K. Miller. (Jun 12, 2013). "NJ: Concerns Raised Over Rip Currents Along Jersey Shore", Christa Lauri, FIOSONE.
  5. Jon K. Miller. (Jun 4, 2013). "Hurricane Sandy Has Changed Surfing Conditions at Jersey Shore", NJTV.
  6. Jon K. Miller. (Jun 4, 2013). "Post-Sandy Rip Currents More Dangerous Than Normal", NBC10.
  7. Jon K. Miller. (Jun 4, 2013). "Beach Patrol officials warn swimmers about the dangers of rip currents", NBC40.
  8. Jon K. Miller. (May 23, 2013). "DEP Report: Jersey Shore at greater risk from future storms because Sandy shrunk beaches", News 12.
  9. Jon K. Miller. (May 23, 2013). "Shore Report: The Water's Fine But We Need More Dunes for the Beaches", David Ruiz, NJ Today.
  10. Jon K. Miller. (Jun 4, 2013). "Rip Currents a Big Threat This Summer in NJ", NJ101.5.
  11. Jon K. Miller. (May 23, 2013). "Is Sandy A Hundred Year Storm?", NJ101.5.
  12. Jon K. Miller. (May 23, 2013). "Surfers feel a wave of concern building over N.J. beach project", Phil Gregory, WBGO.
  13. Jon K. Miller. (Mar 4, 2013). "Coastal Flooding Expected This Week", Dino Flammia, NJ101.5.
  14. Jon K. Miller. (Feb 14, 2013). "HOBOKEN FLOOD PLAN ENTERS SOME UNCHARTED WATERS", Katie Colaneri, WBGO.
  15. Jon K. Miller. (Jan 22, 2013). "Shore Towns Consider Sea Walls for Future Storms", Ilya Hemlin, NJ101.5.
  16. Jon K. Miller. (Jan 2, 2013). "CONCERNS ABOUT EFFECTIVENESS OF BUILDING SEAWALLS", Phil Gregory, WBGO.
  17. Jon K. Miller. (Dec 26, 2012). "Sandy-battered Shore sands provide weakened defense vs. flooding", Phil Gregory, WOBM.
  18. Jon Miller. (Jun 11, 2012). "Research Assistant Professor", Dr. Jon Miller featured on The Weather Channel.  Clip  .
  19. Jon Miller. (Jun 2012). "QR Codes Distributed at Shore to Spread Rip Current Info Research Assistant Professor", NJ 101.5.  Clip  .
  20. Jon Miller. (May 31, 2012). "Getting Smart about Rip Current Education and Data Collecting",  Clip  .
  21. Jon Miller. (May 27, 2011). "Which beach is the best in New Jersey?", WABC-NJ.  Clip  .
  22. Jon Miller. (Dec 5, 2011). "NJ Shore Town Gets Sand, Surfers Worry", WNBC.  Clip  .
  23. Miller, J. K.. (Feb 29, 2012). "Irene 6 Months Later: Replenishing Monmouth Beach", WCBS.  Clip  .
  24. Jon Miller. (Feb 18, 2011). "Beach Research Survey Vehicle: DUCKS Jet Ski", Stevens.  Clip  .
  25. Jon Miller. (Feb 13, 2012). "Scientist Use Jet Skis To Study NJ Beach Nourishment Project [AUDIO]", NJ 101.5.  Clip  .
  26. Herrington, T.O., J.K. Miller, M. Knuth, A. Mahon. (Aug 27, 2008). "Waves of Research", New Jersey Network News.  Clip  .
  27. Miller, J.K.. (May 22, 2008). "State of the Shore Press Conference", Stevens.  Clip  .
Presentation/Meeting
  1. Miller, J.K.. (Mar 28, 2012). "Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Adaptation in New Jersey", NJTPA Seminar, Newark, NJ.
  2. Livermont, E., and J.K. Miller. (Oct 18, 2011). "Non-Parametric Estimation of Significant Wave Height with a Focus on Filling in Missing Data", ASBPA 2011 Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.
  3. Miller, J.K.. (Oct 18, 2011). "From Soft Shorelines to Ecologically Enhanced Shorelines", ASBPA 2011 Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.
  4. Miller, J.K.. (Aug 18, 2011). "The DUCKS Surveying System and Applications to Shoreline Stabilization Studies", Ocean Engineering Workshop, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
  5. Miller, J.K. and J. Kohut. (Jul 2008). "Ocean Observing Systems: Synergies and Future Connections with the Ocean Observing Initiative & NJ Sea Grant Rip Current Analysis", Ocean City, NJ. Atlantic County Minicipal Joint Insurance Fund.
  6. Herrington, T.O., and J.K. Miller. (Jun 2008). "Local Community Resilience and Hazard Mitigation", Long Branch, NJ. US Army Corps of Engineers.
  7. Miller, J.K.. (May 2008). "NJ State of the Shore 2008", Sandy Hook, NJ. NJ Sea Grant.
  8. Miller, J.K., and E. Livermont. (Apr 2008). "An Index for Predicting Storm Erosion Due to Increased Waves and Water Levels", Hawaii. ASCE COPRI.
  9. Herrington, T.O., A. Mahon, R. Hires, and J.K. Miller. (Apr 2008). "A Comparison of Methods Used to Calculate Extreme Water Levels", Hawaii. ASCE COPRI.
  10. Livermont E., T.O. Herrington, and J.K. Miller. (Mar 2008). "The Application of a Nonparametric Estimation Method to Identify the Important Processes Forcing Wave Propagation in the Nearshore", Orlando, FL. AGU.
  11. Miller, J.K.. (Dec 2007). "NJ's Coastal Dune Policy and the Dover Township North's Coastal Dunes", Dover Township, NJ. NJCPTAS.
  12. Schmid, K., J.K. Miller, M. Horgan-Garrett. (Oct 2007). "Analysis of the Very Low Profile Groin CEMS(c) System at Stump Pass State Park, Englewood, Florida", Galveston, TX. ASBPA.
  13. Livermont, E., J.K. Miller, and T.O. Herrington. (Oct 2007). "A Non-Parametric Model for Predicting Nearshore Wave Heights from Offshore Observations", New Brunswick, NJ. Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography Meeting.
  14. Miller, J.K.. (Oct 2007). "Storm Impacts and Coastal Observation Systems", New Brunswick, NJ. NJ Assoc of Floodplain Management Professionals.
  15. Herrington, T.O., and J.K. Miller. (Sep 9, 2007). "Overview of Sheltered Shoreline Issues and Practices in the Region", Long Branch, NJ. NJ Sea Grant / Monmouth Urban Coast Institute.
  16. Miller, J.K.. (Oct 2007). "Coastal, Oceanographic, and Naval Engineering at the Center for Maritime Systems", Stevens Institute of Technology.
  17. Schmid, K., J.K. Miller, M. Horgan-Garrett. "The Analysis of the Very Low Profile Groin CEMS System at Stump Pass State Park, Englewood, Florida".
  18. Livermont E., T.O. Herrington, and J.K. Miller. "The Application of a Nonparametric Estimation Method to Identify the Important Processes Forcing Wave Propagation in the Nearshore".
Conference Proceedings
  1. J.K. Miller and J. Wehoff. (2010). "Coastal Storms and the Winter of 2009-2010: Impacts on New Jersey's Coast", Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.
  2. J.K. Miller, A. M. Mahon, T.O. Herrington. (2010). "Assessment of Alternative Beach Placement on Surfing Resources", Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering.
  3. J.K. Miller. (2010). "Observing Systems and Their Importance for Determining the Significance of Coastal Storms", Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Predictions.
  4. Miller, J.K.. "A Predictive Index for Wave and Storm Surge Induced Erosion", 31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Hamburg, August 1-6, 2008. ASCE.
  5. Herrington, T.O., A. Mahon, R. Hires, and J. Miller. "A Comparison of Methods Used to Calculate Extreme Water Levels", Solutions to Coastal Disasters, Hawaii, April 13-18, 2008. ASCE.
  6. Miller, J.K., and E. Livermont. "An Index for Predicting Storm Erosion Due to Increased Waves and Water Levels", Proceedings of Solutions to Coastal Disasters, Hawaii, April 13-18, 2008. ASCE.
  7. Miller, J.K. and R.G Dean. (2006). "An Engineering Scale Model for Predicting the Shoreline Response to Variations in Waves and Water Levels", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Philadelphia.
  8. Miller, J.K. and R.G Dean. (2006). "An Engineering Scale Model for Predicting the Shoreline Response to Variations in Waves and Water Levels", Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering.
  9. Herrington, T.O., J.K. Miller, and R.G Dean. (2006). "Characteristic Shoreline Change Patterns Identified Using EOF Analysis", Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering.
  10. Miller, J.K and R.G. Dean. (2004). "A Simple New Shoreline Evolution Model. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal: 2009-2022".
  11. Miller, J.K, and R. G. Dean. (2003). "Implications of Longshore Variability in Shoreline Change Modeling.", Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2003, CD-ROM Published by World Scientific Publishing Corp. and East Meets West Productions, Corpus Christi, TX.
Books
  1. Multiple Authors. (Jul 2008). Proceeding of , Miller, J.K., Stevens/NJ Sea Grant.  Proceedings  .
Courses
  • OE 589 Coastal Engineering
  • OE 616 Sediment Transport
  • OE 622 Design of Port Structures I
  • E 126 Mechanics of Solids
  • OE 620 Design of Marine Structures
  • OE 520 Design of Marine Structures
  • OE 580 Surfzone Hydrodynamics
  • OE 585 Littoral Processes