Edward L. Miles serves on the faculty of the Evans School and the School of Marine Affairs in the University of Washington's College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences. He teaches international science and technology policy and marine policy.
Miles' research focuses primarily on problems of international science and technology policy, management of world fisheries, nuclear waste disposal, the law of the sea, comparative national marine policy, and global climate change.
He has been a Ford Foundation Fellow; a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow; a James P. Warburg Fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
He is currently a senior fellow at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Oceans (JISAO), Virginia and Prentice M. Bloedel Professor of Marine Studies and Public Affairs, and co-director of the Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES).
Miles previously served as: chairman of the Ocean Policy Committee, National Research Council; joint appointee and chief negotiator for the Micronesian Maritime Authority, Federated States of Micronesia; chairman of the Advisory Group on the International Implications of Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste into the Seabed, Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD, Paris; and chairman of the Advisory Committee on International Programs, National Science Foundation. He has also been a member of the Advisory Committee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences for the National Science Foundation.
He is the lead author of marine policy for the working Group II-B of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the 2nd 1995 assessment. He was also a 2003 member of The National Academy of Sciences and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Miles holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Denver, and a BA in history from Howard University.