Jay Miller worked with Arkansas State Parks for 37 years, first as a state park planner and state trails coordinator, and for the past twenty-seven years as head of the Program Services Division.
As, head of Program Services he was responsible for programs, exhibits, and publications. He oversaw hiring and training, and provided direction for the interpretation and education programs within Arkansas’s 52 state parks, historic sites, and museums. The Arkansas State Park interpretation program received numerous national and regional awards, including “Excellence in Interpretive Support” from the National Association for Interpretation. He’s currently president of the 6,000+ member National Association for Interpretation.
Retired, he owns Interpretive Communications. As a consultant to agencies and private entities, he has developed audiovisual programs, exhibits, and publications for the National Park Service, designed brochures and indoor and wayside exhibits, and leads workshops on interpretation training, management, planning, and exhibit design. At Arkansas Tech University he teaches Foundations of America’s Public Lands, Interpretive Methods, and leads the Tech Traveling Tour of Interpretive Sites.
He holds a Master of Science in Wildland Management and Interpretation from Utah State University. He enjoys shade in summer, snow in winter, canoeing, fishing, exploring trails, mountains and rivers, living history sites, and discovering new places around the world.