Ted Cable, Ph.D.
Professor of Recreation Resources
Cable was born in California but grew up in Lansing, Illinois, a Chicago suburb with easy access to the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan. His childhood interests in these surroundings lead Cable to pursue a degree in Biology from the University of Illinois – Chicago. He then got his teaching certificate and began teaching at the high school level in nearby Indiana. Eventually he chose to return to the college setting to attain his M.S. and Ph.D., in Wildlife Ecology and Forest Recreation respectively, from Purdue University.
Chad Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture
Chad grew up in a small town in northwest Wisconsin, spending a lot of time fishing, hunting and gardening—for at least a few months of the year. In high school and most of college, Chad worked painting ornamental concrete lawn ornaments. His interest for horticulture began when he was about twelve years old, when a neighbor lady gave him some flower bulbs—namely dahlias, gladiolus and cannas. From that summer on, his interest with flower bulbs and ornamental plants grew.