FACULTY

The IWU Division of Natural Sciences faculty have excellent educational backgrounds from institutions such as Purdue University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Some professors also have diverse employment backgrounds in government laboratories and industry.

Most importantly, our science faculty are sincere followers of Christ who believe that all truth is God's truth. They endeavor to integrate their faith into their science teaching and provide each student with a road map to find God's calling within a scientific career.

Grace Ju Miller; MS, PhD Prof; Biology Grace.Miller@indwes.edu Department - Biology Division - Natural Sciences

Biography

Dr. Grace MIller grew up in the Philippines. She studied Botany and Art at Duke and worked for Young Life Wilderness Ranch in Colorado for six summers. She recieved a M.S. in Agronomy from UC Davis and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Purdue. She was a Park Ranger at Cape Lookout and spent a semester at the Duke Marine Lab. Dr. Miller worked for a biotech company in California. She was a postdoc at the Smithsonian and at Gordon College for 11 years. She worked as the Seed Bank director for ECHO farm in Florida, and taught in Morocco for 2 years. She is married with 2 kids. She has directed international courses in biology for 14 years.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1980, Duke University
  • M.S., 1984, University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D., 1990, Purdue University

Interests

  • Sustainable agricultural development
  • Research in Moringa as antibacterial medicinal plant
  • Research in Cd tolerance of corn
  • Cloning GDH genes in corn
  • Currently looking at Artemesia plant as a possible natural herbicide