Systems Science Friday Noon Seminar Series

Cultural Systems



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Ruth-Ellen L. Miller, a graduate of the PSU Systems Science Ph.D. program ('84), applies qualitative systems thinking and insights as a futurist and program developer in communities, organizations, and cultures. In this brief presentation, she'll provide an overview of some of the basic models she uses and teaches in her work, along with some of their applications. Q & A following.

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Ruth Miller earned degrees in anthropology, environmental studies, and cybernetic systems and worked with Willis Harman at SRI International prior to attending PSU. While a student in the program she worked with Portland's Neighborhoods office, taught at both PSU and Marylhurst, and helped develop the Whole Systems Design program at Antioch University in Seattle. She was elected to the board of the Society for General System Research, helping it transition to the International Society for Systems Science, and served a term as director of the Cybernetic Systems program at San Jose State University before retiring from academia. As a consulting futurist she works with small businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. She is now Programs Director for the Gaia Living Systems Institute on the Oregon coast, where she also writes and teaches on applied metaphysics.


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Cultural Systems