Faculty & Staff Details

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Max Miller, M.S.

Title
Faculty
Phone
(303) 404-5415
Email
Max.Miller@frontrange.edu
Campus
Westminster Campus
Office Location
B0912
Department
Westminster Campus Science and Technology


Teaching Philosophy
Geography, as a discipline, is very broad and strives to understand the Earth as a whole. What drives me as a geography educator is helping students to start to understand the world around them. I like to bring in a global perspective to my courses, along with trying to connect the information locally; whether the course is human geography, or weather and climate, the concepts being covered can be seen in effect both locally and globally. I try to use local examples to help students understand a concept, and then broaden the example out to the rest of the planet. I see that this global connection, and having an understanding of the broader world is becoming increasingly important in our ever-shrinking global community. For my students, I believe that beginning to have an understanding of global systems and interfaces will greatly benefit them in whatever their chosen path. Student success is very important to me. Seeing the light of understanding come across the face of a student as they work on a difficult concept is the reward which keeps me coming back every semester. As such, I work hard to help students to meet and exceed the rigor of my varied courses. I understand that different students learn in different ways. I try to bring different elements into my courses – lectures, hands-on/active exercises, technological explorations, and field exercises. I also try to vary my approach in describing phenomena to students; sometimes it might take three or more different ways of explaining a concept for a student to understand.
Teaching Experience
2012-Present   Faculty at Front Range Community College
2010-2012        Adjunct faculty at Red Rocks Community College
2010-2012        Adjunct faculty at Arapahoe Community College
2010-2011        Adjunct faculty at Community College of Denver
2006-2008      Outreach instructor at University of Wyoming
Education
University of Wyoming, M.S. Geography
University of Wyoming, B.S. Geography
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Physical Geography: Landforms
  • Physical Geography: Weather and Climate
  • World Regional Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Geography
Additional Information

Honors & Awards

2013 Front Range Community College President’s Innovation Award for “Tracking Disease using GIS/GPS” Project along with Dr. Anjali Vaidya and Dr. Farah Bennani