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Kimberley R. Miner

Research Assistant Professor

Kimberley R. Miner

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Kimberley received her Ph.D. in Earth and Climate Sciences in 2018, while working as a National Science Foundation and Switzer Foundation Fellow, Department of Defense Scholar and Research Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Maine University system for 2 years where she successfully campaigned for an statement of inclusivity to be adopted by the system. 

Her Ph.D. developed a risk assessment model to identify risk from legacy chemicals housed in glaciers and distributed through glacial meltwater. She has a M.P.A in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia’s Earth Institute, where she spent two years working with leading scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and emergency managers at the NYC Office of Emergency Management.


Fulbright Scholarship, Switzer Environmental Fellowship, Department of Defense SMART Scholarship National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship Student Service Award 2016, 2017, Think Swiss  International Scholarship, Churchill Foundation Exploration Grant and award, Chase Distinguished Research Assist., NASETAC Best presenter 2015



  • Legacy organochlorine pollutants in glacial watersheds: A review.
    Miner KR, Blais J, Bogdal C, Villa S, Schwikowski M, Pavlova PA, Steinlin C, Gerbi C, Kreutz KJ. 2017. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2017,19, 1474-1483. DOI: 10.1039/C7EM00393E


  • 2014 to 2016 — IGERT from National Science Foundation
  • 2016 to 2018 — SMART Grant from Department of Defense
  • 2016 to 2017 — Fulbright Fellowship from Fulbright Foundation
  • 2016 to 2017 — Switzer Fellowship from Switzer Foundation
  • 2016 to 2016 — Chase Distinguished Research Assist. from University of Maine
  • 2017 to 2017 — Churchill Exploration Grant from Churchill Foundation


Ph.D. University of Maine 2018, MPA Columbia University 2013

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