Jon Miller

Jon Miller
Contact Information
Organization:International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy
Address:
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
426 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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Email Address:
Websites:
www.icasl.org
Professional Information
Education Meetings and Conferences I Usually Attend Annually:
Science Meetings and Conferences I Usually Attend Annually:
My Professional Societies:

American Association for Public Opinion Research

World Association for Public Opinion Research

European Survey Research Association

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

International Society for Political Psychology

National Association of Science Writers

American Political Science Association

American Association for Public Opinion Research

World Association for Public Opinion Research

European Survey Research Association

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

International Society for Political Psychology

National Association of Science Writers

American Political Science Association

American Association for Public Opinion Research

World Association for Public Opinion Research

European Survey Research Association

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

International Society for Political Psychology

National Association of Science Writers

American Political Science Association

American Association for Public Opinion Research

World Association for Public Opinion Research

European Survey Research Association

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

International Society for Political Psychology

National Association of Science Writers

American Political Science Association

American Association for Public Opinion Research

World Association for Public Opinion Research

European Survey Research Association

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

International Society for Political Psychology

National Association of Science Writers

American Political Science Association

American Association for Public Opinion Research

World Association for Public Opinion Research

European Survey Research Association

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

International Society for Political Psychology

National Association of Science Writers

American Political Science Association

My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

Books

Citizenship in an Age of Science. New York: Pergamon Press, 1980. (with Robert Suchner and Alan Voelker)

The American People and Science Policy: The Role of Public Attitudes in the Policy Process. New York: Pergamon Press, 1983.

Public Perceptions of Science and Technology:  A Comparative Study of the European Union, the United States, Japan, and Canada. Madrid:  BBV Foundation, 1997. (with Rafael Pardo and Fujio Niwa) [This work is published in both English and Spanish.]

Biomedical Communications: Purposes, Audiences, and Strategies. New York: Academic Press, 2001.  (with Linda Kimmel)

Book Reviews

A Thin Broth (Review of Unscientific American: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future, by C. Mooney & S. Kirshenbaum, Basic Books, 2009). American Scientist 97(6):509. DOI: 10.1511/2009.81.509.

Technical Reports

Career Education Television for Disadvantaged Adults, Volumes I and II. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois Division of Vocational and Technical Education, 1973. (with Robert Schultheis and Brooks Holder)

The Measurement of the Attitudes of the U. S. Public Toward Organized Science. A final report to the National Science Foundation. 1979. (with Kenneth Prewitt)

The Attitudes of the U. S. Public Toward Science and Technology.  A final report to the National Science Foundation. Chicago: National Opinion Research Center. 1980. (with Kenneth Prewitt and Robert Pearson)

The Relationship of Education, Race, and Gender to Attentiveness to Science and Technology Policy. A Report to the National Science Foundation. 1981.

The Relationship of Education, Race, and Gender to General Attitudes toward Science and Technology.  A Report to the National Science Foundation. 1981.

The Information Needs of the Public Concerning Space Exploration. A Report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1982.

A National Survey of Public Attitudes Toward Science and Technology. A Report to the National Science Foundation. 1982.

A National Survey of the Non‑governmental Leadership of American Science and Technology. A Report to the National Science Foundation. 1982. (with Kenneth Prewitt)

High School Science and Mathematics: an analysis of current practices, problems, and results in four Illinois counties. A Report to the Corridor Partnership for Excellence in Education. 1983. (with Alan Voelker)

A National Survey of Adult Attitudes toward Science and Technology in the United States. A Technical Report submitted to the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania. 1983.

Science and Mathematics Education in the Metropolitan Chicago Region. A Report to the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago). 1984.

The Information Needs of the Public Concerning Energy Policy Issues. A Report to the U.S. Committee on Energy Awareness (Washington, D.C.). 1984.

The Attitudes of Religious, Environmental and Science Policy Leaders toward Biotechnology. A Report to Monsanto Corporation (St. Louis). 1985.

Leadership Attitudes toward Space Exploration. A Report to Research and Decisions Corporation (San Francisco). 1985. (with Judith Brown)

The Regulatory Environment for Science: Public Attitudes toward the Regulation of Research. A Report to the Office of Technology Assess­ment (Washington, D.C.). 1985.

Public and Leadership Attitudes toward the Pharmaceutical Industry. A Final Report to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association. 1986.

Public and Leadership Attitudes toward Nuclear Power. A Special Report to the U.S. Committee on Energy Awareness. 1986.

The Attitudes of Science Policy, Environmental, and Utility Leaders toward Energy. A Final Report to Lawrence Livermore National Laborato­ry.  1986.

The Impact of the Challenger Accident on Public Attitudes toward the Space Program. A Report to the National Science Foundation. 1987.

Longitudinal Study of American Youth: Pilot Study Results. A Report to the National Science Foundation.  1987.

Public Attitudes toward Nuclear Power. A Special Report to the United States Council for Energy Awareness.  1989.

The Attitudes of the Public toward Space Exploration. A Special Report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  1989.

The Attitudes of State Legislators toward Science and Mathematics Education. A Special Report to the National Science Foundation.  1990.

The Attitudes of State Legislators toward Nuclear Power and Related Energy Issues. A Special Report to the United States Council for Energy Awareness.  1990.

The Public Understanding of Science and Technology in the United States, 1990. A Report to the National Science Foundation.  Washing­ton, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1992.

The Information Needs of the Public Concerning Space Exploration. A Special Report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Chicago: Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1991.

The Public Understanding of Science and Technology in the United States, 1992. A Report to the National Science Foundation.  Chicago: Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1994.

The Information Needs of the Public Concerning Space Exploration. A Special Report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Chicago: Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1994.

The Public Understanding of Biomedical Science in the United States, 1993. A Report to the National Institutes of Health. Chicago: Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1995.

The Public Understanding of Science and Technology in the United States, 1995. A Report to the National Science Foundation.  Chicago: Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1995.

Public Attitudes Toward and Understanding of Science and Technology in Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States. A Report to the European Union. Madrid:  BBV Foundation, 1995.  (with Rafael Pardo and Fujio Niwa)

The Causes and Treatment of Selected Diseases: A Social Science Analysis of Public Understanding and Attitudes. A Report to the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. Chicago: National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, 1999. (with Linda Kimmel and Tom Smith).

Space Policy Leaders and Science Policy Leaders in the United States. A report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Chicago: Center for Biomedical Communication, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2004.

Chapters in Edited Works

The Impact of Two Decades of Space Exploration on the Public Under­standing of Science, in J. Tarr (Ed.), Retrospective Technology Assessment ‑‑ 1978.  San Francisco:  San Francisco Press. 1978.

A Stratified Model of Attitudes Toward the Politics of Community Planning, in R. Wolensky and E. J. Miller (Eds.), The Small Town and Regional Community, Vol. I.  Stevens Point, Wis.,:  University of Wisconsin Stevens  Point Foundation Press.  1978.

Is There Still a Small Town Culture in the United States?  A Compara­tive Analysis of the Interests, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Rural, Small‑town, Suburban, and Urban Americans, in R. Wolensky and E. J. Miller (Eds.), The Small City and Regional Community, Vol. II.  Stevens Point, Wis.:  University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Foundation Press.  1979.  (with Joel D. Kallich)

The Scientific Literacy of the American People:  A Reinterpretation, in M. Phillips (Ed.), AAPT Pathways: Proceedings of the Fiftieth Anniver­sary Symposium of the AAPT. Stoney Brook, N. Y.: American Association of Physics Teachers. 1981.

The Politics of Educational Change, in J. Price and J. D. Gawronski (Eds.), Changing School Mathematics: A Responsive Process. Reston, Va.: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  1981.

A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Public Attitudes toward Conservation and Energy Issues, in D. Conn (Ed.), Energy and Material Resources. Boulder: Westview Press.  1982.

Reaching the Attentive and Interested Publics for Science, in S. Friedman, S. Dunwoody, & C. Rogers (Eds.), Scientists and Journalists: Reporting Science as News. New York:  Free Press, 1986.

Scientific Literacy in the United States, in D. Evered and M. O'Connor (Eds.), Communicating Science to the Public. London: Wiley. 1987. Pp. 19-40.

The Development of Interest in Science, in W. G. Rosen (Ed.), High School Biology Today and Tomorrow. Washington, DC: National Research Council, 1989.

The Development of Career Expectations by American Youth, in W. Meeus, M. Goede, W. Kox, and K. Hurrelmann (Eds.), Adolescence, Careers, and Cultures. Berlin:  de Gruyter, 1992.

From Town Meeting to Nuclear Power: the Changing Nature of Citizenship and Democracy in the United States, in A.E.D. Howard (Ed.), The United States Constitution: Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Persistence and Career Choice, in Suter, L. (Ed.), Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education. Washington: National Science Foundation, 1992.

Scientific Literacy and Public Attitudes toward International Competi­tion in Scientific Research and Manufacturing, in S. Okamura, F. Sakauchi, and I. Nonaka (Eds.), New Perspectives on Global Science and Technology Policy. Tokyo: Mita Press, 1993.

Public Attentiveness to and Attitudes toward Health Care Issues, in L. Sechrest, T. Backer, E. Rogers, T. Campbell, M. Grady (Eds.), Effective Dissemination of Clinical and Health Information. Rockville, Maryland:  HCPR Pub. No. 95-0015, 1994.

Scientific Literacy for Effective Citizenship, in Yager, R. E. (Ed.), Science/Technology/Society as Reform in Science Education. New York: State University of New York Press, 1996. Pp. 185-204.

Civic Scientific Literacy in the United States: A Developmental Analysis from Middle-school through Adulthood, in Gräber, Wolfgang and Claus Bolte (Eds.), Scientific Literacy. Kiel: Germany: Institute for Science Education, University of Kiel, 1997. Pp. 121-142.

La Nécessité d’une Éducation Scientifique Citoyenne? in Schiele, Bernard and Emyln H. Koster (Eds.), La Révolution de la Muséologie des Sciences. Lyon, France: Presses Universitaires de Lyon. 1999. Pp. 293-328. [in French]; published in English in 2000 as “Scientific Literacy and Citizenship in the 21st Century” in Science Centers for This Century; published in Chinese in 2007 as “Scientific Literacy and Citizenship in the 21st Century” in Science Centers for This Century.

The Development of Student Achievement in Mathematics during Middle School and High School, in Usiskin, Zalman (Ed.), Developments in School Mathematics Education around the World. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1999. Pp. 240-261.

Civic Scientific Literacy and Attitude to Science and Technology: A Comparative Analysis of the European Union, the United States, Japan, and Canada, in Dierkes, Meinolf and Claudia von Grote (Eds.), Between Understanding and Trust: The Public, Science, and Technology. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000. Pp. 81-129. (with Rafael Pardo)

The Development of Civic Scientific Literacy in the United States, in Kumar, David D. and Daryl Chubin (Eds.), Science, Technology, and Society: A Sourcebook on Research and Practice. New York: Plenum Press, 2000. Pp. 21-47.

The Acquisition and Retention of Scientific Information by American Adults, in Falk, John H. (Ed.), Free-Choice Science Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001. Pp. 93-114.

Scientific Literacy in a Broadband World, in Schiele, Bernard and Janzten, Réal (Eds.), Les territories de la culture scientifique. Montreal: University of Montreal Press, 2003. Pp. 79-93. [in French]

The Evaluation of Adult Science Learning. In, Narasimhan, Carolyn, Bernhard Besk-Winchatz, Isabel Hawkins, and Cassandra Runyon (eds.), NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Volume 319. 2004. Pp. 26-34. ISBN: 1-58381-181-8. 2005.

Textbooks, Curriculum, and Achievement: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the BSCS, in Rodger W. Bybee (Ed.), Measuring Our Success: The first 50 years of BSCS. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2008. Pp. 73-94.

Science Education and Religion in America in the 21st Century: Holding the Center, in Keysar, Ariela and Kosmin, Barry A. (Eds.), Secularism & Science in the 21st Century. Hartford, CT: Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture, 2008. Pp. 9-32. (with Robert T. Pennock)

The conceptualization and measurement of civic scientific literacy for the 21st century. In, Meinwald, J. and Hildebrand, J. G. (Eds.), Science and the Educated American: A core component of liberal education. Cambridge, MA: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010. Pp. 241-255.

Civic Scientific Literacy: The role of the media in the electronic era. In, Kennedy, Donald and Overholser, Geneva. (Eds.), Science and the Media. Cambridge, MA: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010. Pp. 44-63.

Biological Literacy: A key to cancer prevention and control in the 21st century. In, Rutten, Lila; Hesse, Bradley W.; Moser, Richard P. and Kreps, Gary L. (Eds)., Building the Evidence Base in Cancer Communication. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010.

American Attitudes toward Science and Technology. In, Bainbridge, William Sims (Ed.), Leadership in Science and Technology: A reference handbook (Vol.1, pp. 298-306). New York: Sage. 2012. (with Ronald Inglehart)

The Sources and Impact of Civic Scientific Literacy. In, Bauer, M. W., Shukla, R. & Allum, N. (Eds.), The Culture of Science: How the Public Relates to Science Across the Globe. New York: Routledge, 2012. Pp. 217-240.

La importancia de la alfabetización cientifica civica en un monde just-in-time. In, Laspra, Belén and Muñoz, Emilio (Eds.), Culturas científicas e innovadoras. Progreso social. Buenos Aires: Eudeba. 2014.Pp. 73-99.

Refereed Articles

Hospital Unionization: A Study of the Trends. Hospitals, Journal of the American Hospital Association, 43: 67‑73. 1969. (with Stephen Shortell)

Health Manpower in the 1960's.  Hospitals, J. A. H. A., 45:66‑71. 1971.

Classification of Community Hospitals by Scope of Service: Four Indices. Health Services Research, Winter, pp. 301‑313.  1972.  (with Mary Edwards and Rex Schumacher)

Health Science Libraries in Hospitals.  Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 60:2:19‑28.  1972.

The Development of Pre‑adult Attitudes toward Environmental Conserva­tion and Pollution. School Science and Mathematics, 75:729‑37.  1975.

The Acquisition and Retention of Scientific Information. Journal of Communication, 31:178‑89. 1981.  (with Tom Barrington)

Attitudes Toward Genetic Modification Research. Science, Technology, and Human Values, 7:39:37‑43.  1982.

Secondary Analysis and Science Education Research. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 19:719‑25.  1982.

Scientific Literacy: A Conceptual and Empirical Review. Daedalus, 112:2:29‑48. 1983.

The Attitudes of Religious, Environmental, and Science Policy Leaders Toward Biotechnology.  Recombinant DNA Technical Bulletin, 8:4:141‑164.  1985.

Technological Literacy: Some concepts and measures. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 6:195-201.

The Scientifically Illiterate.  American Demographics, 9:6:26-31.  1987.

The Challenger accident and public opinion: attitudes toward the space programme in the USA. Space Policy, 3:122-40.  1987.

The Attitudes of Science Policy, Environmental, and Utility Leaders on U. S. Energy Issues and Fusion. Journal of Fusion Energy, 7:1:5-23. 1988.

Contemporary Cosmological Beliefs. Social Studies of Science 19:1:127-36. 1989. (with Alan P. Lightman)

Theory and Measurement in the Public Understanding of Science: A rejoinder to Bauer and Schoon.  Public Understanding of Science, 2:235-243. July, 1993.

The Measurement of Civic Scientific Literacy.  Public Understanding of Science, 7:1-21.  1998.

Parents’ At-Home and At-School Academic Involvement With Young Adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 21(1):68-91. 2001. (with Lee Shumow)

Who is Using the Web for Science and Health Information? Science Communications, 22(3):256-273. 2001.

Attitudes toward biotechnology in the European Union. Journal of Biotechnology, 98:9-24. 2002. (with Rafael Pardo and Cees Midden)

Breaking news or broken news: A brief history of the ‘first cloned human embryo’ story. Neiman Reports56:3:18-21. 2002.

Public Attitudes toward Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 21:5;830-835. 2002. (With Robert Comis, Carolyn Aldigé, Ellen Stovall, and Nancy  Krebs).

Public understanding of, and attitudes toward scientific research: what we know and what we need to know. Public Understanding of Science 13:273-294. 2004.

Public acceptance of evolution. Science 313:765-766. 2006. (with Eugenie Scott and Shinji Okamoto).

Adult science learning from local television newscasts. Science Communication 28(2): 216-242. 2006. (with Eliene Augenbraun, Julia Schulhof, and Linda Kimmel).

Regulating creativity: Research and survival in the IRB iron cage. Northwestern University Law Review 101:2:593-641. 2007. (with Bledsoe, C.H., Sherin, B, Galinsky, A.G., Headley, N.M., Heimer, C.A., Kjeldgaard, E., Lindgren, J., Roloff, M.E., & Uttal, D.H.)

The Longitudinal Study of American Youth: Notes on the First 20 Years of Tracking and Data Collection. Survey Practice, December, 2008. Available at http://surveypractice.org/2008/12/19/the-longitudinal-study-of-american-youth/. (with Linda G. Kimmel)

Physician-Related Factors Involved in Patient Decisions to Enroll in Cancer Clinical Trials. Journal of Oncology Practice 5:2:50-56. 2009. (with Robert L. Comis, Diane D. Colaizzi, and Linda G. Kimmel)

Adult science learning in the Internet era. Curator 53:2:191-208. 2010.

Measuring cancer clinical trial understanding. Health Communication 26:1:1-12. 2011. (with Kotowski, M. R., Comis, R., Smith, S. W., Silk, K. J., Colaizzi, D., & Kimmel, L.

Introduction to Staying Ahead of the Gathering Storm. Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):1-5. 2012. (with Camilla P. Benbow).

The composition of the STEMM workforce: Rationale for differentiating STEMM professional and STEMM support careers. Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):6-15. 2012. (with V. Scott Solberg).

Pathways to a STEMM profession. Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):26-45. 2012. (with Linda G. Kimmel).

Pathways to an engineering career. Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):46-61. 2012. (with Willie Pearson Jr.).

Pathways to careers in Medicine and health. Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):62-76. 2012. (with Bruce A. Fuchs).

Pathways to STEMM support occupations. Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):77-91. 2012. (with Linda G. Kimmel and V. Scott Solberg).

Do the paths to STEMM professions differ by gender? Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):92-113. 2012. (with Linda G. Kimmel and Jacquelynne S. Eccles).

Pathways to STEMM professions for students from noncollege homes. Peabody Journal of Education 87(1):114-132. 2012. (with Willie Pearson, Jr.).

What colleges and universities need to do to advance civic scientific literacy and American democracy. Liberal Education 98(4):28-33. 2012.

Generation X in Mid-life: A summary from the Longitudinal Study of American Life. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging 41(3):27-33. 2017. (with Belén Laspra).

Non‑refereed Articles

Is There Public Support for Space Exploration? Environment, 26:5:25­‑35. 1984.

Who Cares About Planetary Exploration? The Planetary Report, 9:3:22-4.  1989.

Civic Scientific Literacy: A Necessity for the 21st Century. Public Interest Report: Journal of the Federation of American Scientists, 55:1:3-6. 2002.

The value of bringing science home. Scientific American 307(2):64-65. 2012.