Dr. McMillan is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock in Earth Sciences. Dr. McMillan earned s BA in Geology from Colorado College in 1991, a MS in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1994
and a PhD in Geology from the University of Wyoming in 2003. Dr. McMillan teaches GIS classes at the University.
Dr. McMillan's research is focused on such things as the alignment of cobbles on a gravel bar, the stacking of channel deposits in a sequence of sedimentary rocks, and the distribution of river valleys dissecting a mountain range. She is am most interested in capturing and analyzing the data that describe these patterns and then in interpreting the results with respect to the driving forces and feedbacks that control them. The variability in both temporal and spatial scales over which natural patterns develop means that she gets to apply multidisciplinary techniques including GIS, Remote Sensing, and traditional field methods in order to better understand them. The end result is that Dr. McMillan continues to expand her understanding of landscape evolution and to add to her mental atlas of how and why nature is organized.
Appointed on 9/22/2009
Expires on 8/1/2017