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.
Prof. Miller recently attended a conference in Costa Rica where he presented a paper and participated in discussions aimed at promoting collaboration between Christian historians in Latin America and the U.S. Other recent projects besides the translations described above include designing educational games for use in his semester classes. He was a co-convener and panel convener of a conference in Mexico City, Protestantism and Identity in the Americas, that was held on October 6-8, 2011.
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."
Prof. Miller sometimes teaches in the International Development Studies program (and is happy to advise students who choose an IDS major/minor). He has led interim trips to Guatemala and may do so again in the future.
He has taught in the Entrada Scholars summer program in the past and hopes to do so again.
See a partial list of Dan Miller's publications.
Read Dan Miller's posts on Historical Horizons, the history department blog.