• 1996 Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ; Thesis: Eocene Sequences and Benthic Foraminiferal Biofacies on the New Jersey Coastal Plain: Implications for Global Sea-Level Change - K.G. Miller, advisor.
  • 1983 M.S. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Thesis: Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments of the Jalama Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Western Santa Ynez Mountains, California - D.J. Bottjer, advisor.
  • 1980 B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio.


  • Undergraduate: Planet Earth; Historical Geology
  • Gradute: Facies Models

Research Interests

  • Sequence stratigraphy of the New Jersey Coastal Plain
  • History of sea level
  • Benthic foraminiferal biofacies on the Atlantic Margin 


  • Miller, K.G., Lombardi, C., Browning, J.V., Schmelz, W.J., Gallegos, G., Mountain, G.S., and Baldwin, K.E., 2018, Back to basics of sequence stratigraphy: Early Miocene and Mid Cretaceous examples from the New Jersey paleoshelf: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 88, p. 148-176,
  • Kominz, M.A., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Katz, M.E., and Mountain, G.S., 2016, Miocene relative sea level on the New Jersey shallow continental shelf and coastal plain derived from one-dimensional backstripping analysis: A case for both eustasy and epeirogeny: Geosphere, v. 12, p. 1437-1456, doi:10.1130/GES01340.1
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Mountain, G.S., Sheridan, R.E., Sugarman, P.J., Glenn, S., and Christensen, B.A., 2014, History of continental shelf and slope sedimentation on the U.S. Middle Atlantic margin, in Chiocci, F.L. and Chivas, A.R., eds., Continental Shelves of the World: Their Evolution During the Last Glacio-Eustatic Cycle: Geological Society, London, Special Publication 41, p. 21-34. doi: 10.1144/M41.3.
  • Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Barron, J., McCarthy, F.M.G., Kulhanek, D.K., Katz, M.E., and Feigenson, M.D., 2013, Chronology of Eocene-Miocene sequences on the New Jersey shallow shelf: Implications for regional, interregional, and global correlations: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1434-1456, doi: 10.1130/GES00857.1.
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Mountain, G.S., Bassetti, M.A., Monteverde, D., Katz, M.E., Inwood, J., Lofi, J., and Proust, J.-N., 2013, Sequence boundaries are impedance contrasts: Core-seismic-log integration of Oligocene-Miocene sequences, New Jersey shallow shelf: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1257-1285, doi:10.1130/GES00858.1
  • Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Browning, J.V., Katz, M.E., Monteverde, D.H., Sugarman, P.J., Ando, H., Bassetti, M.A., Bjerrum, C.J., Hodgson, D., Hesselbo, S., Karakaya, S., Proust, J.-N., Rabineau, M., 2013, Testing sequence stratigraphic models by drilling Miocene foresets on the New Jersey shallow shelf: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1236-1256, doi: 10.1130/GES00884.1
  • Miller, K.G., Kopp, R.E., Horton, B.P., Browning, J.V., Kemp, A.C., 2013, A geological perspective on sea-level rise and impacts along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast: Earth’s Future, v. 1, p. 3-18.
  • Katz, M.E., Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Monteverde, D., Mountain, G.S., and Williams, R.H., 2013, Paleobathymetry and sequence stratigraphic interpretations 1 from benthic foraminifera: Insights on New Jersey shelf architecture, IODP Expedition 313: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1488-1513, doi: 10.1130/GES00872.1.
  • Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Sheridan, R.E., Kulhanek, D.K., Monteverde, D., Wehmiller, J.F., Lombardi, C., and Feigenson, M.D., 2012, Pleistocene sequence stratigraphy of the shallow continental shelf, offshore New Jersey: Constraints of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Leg 313 core holes: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1-22.
  • Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Browning, J.V., Kulpecz, A.A., Kominz, M.A., Naish, T.R., Cramer, B.S., Rosenthal, Y., Peltier, R.W., and Sosdian, S., 2012, The high tide of the warm Pliocene: Implications of global sea level for Antarctic deglaciation: Geology, v. 40, p. 407-410.
  • Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Wright, J.D., and Browning, J.V., 2011, A 180-million-year record of sea level and ice volume variations from continental margin and deep-sea isotopic records: Oceanography, v. 24, p. 40-53.
  • Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Browning, J.V., Horton, B.J., Stanley, A., Kahn, A., Uptegrove, J., and Aucott, M., 2009, Sea-level rise in New Jersey over the past 5000 years: Implications to anthropogenic changes: Global and Planetary Change, v. 66, p. 10-18.
  • Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Kominz, M.A., McLaughlin, P.P., and Kulpecz, A.A., 2008, 100 Myr record of sequences, sedimentary facies and sea-level change from Ocean Drilling Program onshore coreholes, U.S. Mid-Atlantic coastal plain: Basin Research, v. 20, p. 227-248, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2008.00360.
  • Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Edwards, L.E., Powars, D.S., Kulpecz, A.A., Wade, B.S., Feigenson, M.D., and Wright, J.D., 2009, Integrated sequence stratigraphy of the post-impact sediments from the Eyreville coreholes, Chesapeake Bay impact structure inner basin: Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure, GSA Special Paper 458, p. 775-810.
  • Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., McLaughlin, P.P., Kominz, M.A., Sugarman, P.J., Monteverde, D., Feigenson, M.D., and Hernàndez, J.C., 2006, Quantification of the effects of eustasy, subsidence, and sediment supply on Miocene sequences, Mid-Atlantic margin of the United States: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 567-588.
  • Kulpecz, A.A., Miller, K.G., Sr., Browning, J.V., Edwards, L.E., Powars, D.S., McLaughlin, P.P., Harris, A.D., and Feigenson, M.D., in press, Post-impact deposition in the Chesapeake Bay impact structure: variations in eustasy, compaction, sediment supply, and passive-aggressive tectonism: Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure, GSA Special Paper 458.
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Aubry, M.-P., Wade, B.S., Katz, M.E., Kulpecz, A.A., Wright, J.D., 2008, Eocene-Oligocene global climate and sea-level changes: St. Stephens Quarry, Alabama: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 120, p. 34-53 doi: 10.1130/B26105.1.
  • Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Katz, M.E., Browning, J.V., Cramer, B.S., Wade, B.S., and Mizintseva, S.F., 2008, A view of Antarctic ice-sheet evolution from sea-level and deep-sea isotope changes during the Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic, in Cooper, A.K., Barrett, P.J., Stagg, H., Storey, B., Stump, E., Wise, W., and the 10th ISAES editorial team, eds., Antarctica: A keystone in a changing world: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Washington, DC, The National Academies Press, p. 55-70.
  • Katz, M.E., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Wade, B.S., Browning, J.V., Cramer, B.S., and Rosenthal, Y., 2008, Stepwise transition from the Eocene greenhouse to the Oligocene icehouse: Nature Geoscience, v. 1, p. 329-334, doi:10.1038/ngeo1.

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