Douglas is an Associate at RMI. He brings to RMI an interdisciplinary research and work background from across the environmental field. Douglas joined RMI in November 2013.
Inspired to dedicate his career to the environment after taking a high school course on the subject, Douglas’ research and work have been guided by two overarching questions: Why are we not taking advantage of the strategies available today that sustain the environmental goods and services crucial to the foundation of a prosperous society, and how can we better facilitate their widespread adoption? With these questions in mind, Douglas sought a broad range of research and work experiences before joining RMI.
While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Douglas founded the Green Acorn Eco-Consulting & Business Certification to provide support and incentives for local businesses to adopt more sustainable practices as well as to engage students in developing greener purchasing decisions. His academic work at Penn and Imperial College primarily focused on both the barriers and opportunities in business and policy for environmental solutions. Douglas also conducted experimental research to identify ways to create an enabling choice context for pro-environmental behavior and investment decisions. He received several university honors, departmental awards, and grants for his research.
Douglas gained a diverse range of work experience in the environmental field at Chatham House, Carbon Smart, Oxford University, the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), the Wharton Risk Management & Decision Processes Center, the Mayor of Baltimore’s Office of Sustainability, Hunsucker Goodstein PC, and TerraLogos eco architecture.
- MSc in Environmental Technology, Environmental Economics & Policy Option, Imperial College London, 2013 (with distinction/top honors)
- BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) and Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2012 (summa cum laude; phi beta kappa; honors and awards in both majors)
- Phi Beta Kappa Society; Chatham House; Benjamin Franklin Society
Select Publications & Presentations
- Miller, D., Hodek, M., Kim, H., Weitzer, A. (2013). Boosting Household Investments in Energy Efficient Technologies. Imperial College London. Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership.
- Miller, D. (2012) Transforming the Relationship Between Humans and the Environment: The Role of Energy Efficiency, Behavioral Change, and Widely Dispersed, Renewable Energy Networks in Building Long-Term Prosperity. Imperial College London. Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership.
- Miller, D. (2012). A Study on Sustainable Behavior Inducement: The Role of Information and Feedback. Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices, & Ethics. 7, 6-44.
- Miller, D. (2011). Transparency in the Marketplace: Opportunities for Business. Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership.
- The London Climate Forum, Opening Panel Discussion, November 2012 (London, UK)
- The Economist Magazine Carbon Economy Summit, Production and Transportation Facts Label, November 2009 (Washington, DC)