Office: Hiemenga Hall 474
B.A., History, Westmont College
M.A., 19th Century U.S. History, University of North Carolina,
Ph.D., 20th Century U.S. History and Modern Latin American History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research and professional interests
Prof. Miller's research interests include U.S.-Latin American relations, 1910 Mexican Revolution, and Protestantism in Latin America. He is currently researching, writing, and translating material on the topic of Protestantism in Latin America. He has also published articles dealing with Protestants and radical nationalists in Mexico and the CRC and the Cuban Revolution. His recently translated books include Bearing the Marks of Jesus: A History of the Christian Reformed Denomination in Cuba, Like Leaven in the Dough: Protestant Social Thought in Latin America (1920-1950), and New People: Methodists in Mexico from 1873 to 1930. He also continues to have a reading/teaching interest in the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction.
Since retirement in 2015, Prof. Miller continues to translate the work of Protestant Latin American historians into English to bring them to the attention of the North American academic community. He also teaches in the CALL program. And he is exploring volunteer possibilities in New Mexico and China.
In Spring 2014, Prof. Miller led the Semester in Washington DC program.
Life outside of Calvin College
"I live with my wife in a 20 unit co-housing community near downtown Grand Rapids. I am a member of Fuller Avenue CRC where I chair the Neighborhood Outreach Committee and participate in lots of neighborhood activities. I love to travel to Latin America and elsewhere. I'm also fond of kayaking, hiking, and art gallery surfing. Designing educational games is a semi-professional hobby."