Dr Miner is the Section Education Director and an Instructor in the Department of Emergency 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 seven highest summits in North America, as well as backpacking, sea kayaking, ski touring, and rafting trips throughout Alaska, and a dozen expeditions to South and Central America. Miner previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage and as the coordinator of the Alaska Wilderness Studies program there. He earned a BS in anthropology from the University of Alaska, a masters from Alaska Pacific University, and a doctorate from Boston University. His research interests have focused on wilderness survival and corporate experiential training and development.