Dr. Miner is the Wilderness Medicine Section Education Director and a Senior Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Miner previously served as the Executive Director of Cornell Outdoor Education, where he co-founded Cornell Wilderness Medicine, a unique collaboration between COE and Weill Cornell Medical College. An experienced mountaineer, Miner has led climbs to the six highest summits in North America, as well as backpacking, sea kayaking, ski touring, and rafting trips throughout Alaska, dozens of classes or expeditions to South and Central America, and classes or programs on six continents. Miner previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and as Coordinator of the Alaska Wilderness Studies program. He earned a BS in anthropology from the University of Alaska, a masters from Alaska Pacific University, and a doctorate from Boston University. Miner is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). His research interests have focused on corporate experiential training and development, wilderness survival, and designing wilderness medicine curricula and programming for populations at special risk including commercial fishers and wildlife rangers.