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Professor Edward Miller

Religious Studies

Gwynedd Mercy University



Dr Edward Jeremy Miller earned a PhD (1975) and subsequently a Doctorate of Sacred Theology (STD summa cum laude) from the University of Louvain (KU Leuven), Belgium, where he was mentored by the renowned Newman scholar, Jan Hendrik Walgrave.  Before joining Gwynedd Mercy University, USA, he was Professor of Roman Catholic theology and chair of the PhD program in constructive theology at Emory University, USA, the dean of a graduate school, and an officer for core curriculum grants at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Since his appointment to Gwynedd’s Department of Religious Studies, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, he has also taught throughout its Honors Program curriculum and has chaired the university’s Division of Humanities.

His theological research has appeared in numerous books, such as Conscience the Path to Holiness: Walking with Newman, edited with an introduction by E. J. Miller, (2014) Newman: Doctor of the Church (2007), Death and Bereavement Around the World (2002), Understanding Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (2002), Discourse and Context: An Interdisciplinary Study of John Henry Newman (1993), Critical Essays on John Henry Newman (1992), and John Henry Newman on the Idea of Church (1987). He has also published articles in leading theological journals in the USA and Europe, such as Louvain Studies, New Blackfriars, Angelicum, Horizons, the Newman Studies Journal, the Josephinum Journal of Theology, Thought, and the Southwestern Journal of Theology.

Currently, Edward is emeritus board member of the Newman Association of America, a director of four of its national conventions, a past vice-president of the College Theology Society, a past chairperson of the Southeast Region and of the Mid-Atlantic Eastern Region of CTS, the coordinator of the Newman Continuing Seminar of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and a member of the International Society of Cardinal Newman Scholars.

He has been awarded an Earhart Foundation fellowship, a University of Chicago post-doctoral fellowship, and has served in the Commonwealth Speakers Program of the Pennsylvania Council of the Humanities.

In addition to his teaching and research work at Gwynedd, he has served the university in various other ways, notably as chairperson of its Faculty Council and of its Promotion and Tenure Committee. He was awarded Professor Emeritus status when he retired at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.  He can be contacted at miller.e@gmercyu.edu.