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Beth McMillan

Beth McMillan

GIST Program Director | WyGISC

Room 308, Agriculture C

Laramie, WY
Phone: (307) 287-2891


  • PhD in Geology, University of Wyoming, 2003

  • MS in Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1994

  • BA in Geology, Colorado College, 1991

Professional Summary

Beth McMillan joined the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) as director for academic programs in 2022. She is responsible for the operation and growth of WyGISC's interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST). Prior to joining the University of Wyoming, she was a faculty member at University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she served as chairperson in the Department of Earth Sciences and as developer and coordinator of their graduate Geospatial Technology certificate program. She has taught GIS and Remote Sensing courses to graduate and undergraduate students for 18 years.

Beth received her BA in Geology from Colorado College, MS in Environmental Science and Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and PhD in Geology from the University of Wyoming. Her research interests focus on the interaction between external and internal Earth processes and how these shape land-forms. Her dissertation was on the late Cenozoic landscape evolution of the Rocky Mountains which was inspired by remnant land-forms in the basins and ranges of Wyoming.

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