Katherine Milla

  Katherine Milla, PhD

   Professor, Geology








Dr. Katherine Milla is a professor of geology and geospatial sciences in the Center for Water Resources at Florida A&M University, where she has been a faculty member since 1999.  She is a fellow of the FAMU Digital Learning Initiative and serves as a faculty liaison for the FAMU Writing Across the Curriculum initiative.

Katherine completed her Ph.D. in geology at Florida State University. Her research interests lie in the area of the interplay between natural and human hydrologic systems. She has secured research funding from a number of agencies, including the USDA, NOAA and NASA. Katherine is also devoted to research on the challenges of science teaching and learning in the digital age, and she actively collaborates with faculty in this area across the FAMU campus.

Katherine enjoys working actively with students. She teaches courses in geographic information systems; supports undergraduate students in developing geospatial research projects and serves as faculty advisor for the FAMU Geospatial Science Club.

Outside of academia Katherine is active in the Zonta Club of Tallahassee, and enjoys kayaking, fishing and being in nature.

Google Scholar:



Ph.D. Geology, Florida State University, 1999

M.S. Geology, Florida State University, 1990

B.S. Geology, University of South Florida, 1985

Fields of Specialization


Hydrogeology, Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Technologies