Randall Miller appointed assistant professor of Christian ethics

July 6, 2010

RMillerPSR Dean Mary A. Tolbert has announced the appointment of Randall Miller as assistant professor of Christian ethics and social thought, effective July 1, 2010. Under his two-year, half-time appointment, Miller will teach two courses per year, including “Introduction to Ethics,” and will be responsible for advising all PSR ethics MA and DMin students.

Miller received his PhD from the GTU in 2007 with a dissertation titled “Colored Justice: Situating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Contextual Justice Ethic in Normative Discourse.” At PSR, he has co-taught “The Bible, Queer Theory, and Ethics” with Mary Tolbert, and, while a graduate student at the GTU, served as a teaching assistant for three of Karen Lebacqz’s courses.

His research interests are focused on “providing a deeper understanding of the conceptual frameworks of social justice and fostering a greater awareness of the links between faith, moral values, and politics.”

Dr. Miller is currently a senior program officer at the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, headquartered in San Francisco, where he helps oversee the Fund’s efforts to promote equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, with a focus on grantmaking in gay-affirming faith communities. He will continue in that position during his appointment to PSR.

His numerous government advisory board positions have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Office of Minority Health. He also has served on the boards of the San Francisco LGBT Center, Project Inform, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and the African American Religious Roundtable for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at PSR.