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Rev. James Bradley Miller, PhD
Biographical Information

Jim Miller received his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland where he earned a BA in American Studies. However, his first three years of undergraduate study were in the field of Mechanical Engineering. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he received his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and later earned a Ph.D. in Theology with a focus on science and theology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His dissertation was entitled, "Beyond Dualism: Cosmological Issues for Christian Theology in a Post-Modern, Post-Critical Context."

Following his ordination Jim served for five years on the staff of the Department of Engineering Mechanics at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and for two years on the staff of the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina. This was followed by six years as the director of the Portage Lake United Ministry in Higher Education serving Michigan Technological University. Following his Ph.D. studies he served for 12 years as the director of United Campus Ministry of Pittsburgh, an ecumenical Protestant ministry serving the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham College. As an adjunct faculty he taught courses at Carnegie Mellon including "Science and Christianity," "Introduction to Religion," and "Religions of
the World's Peoples." He was instrumental in helping to establish that university's religious studies minor. In August 1996 Jim became the Senior Program Associate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion where he currently serves.

Jim is co-editor of the volume, The Church and Contemporary Cosmology (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1989)
editor of An Evolving Dialogue: Scientific, Historical, Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Evolution (AAAS, 1998; revised edition, Trinity Press International, 2001), 
Cosmic Questions (New York Academy of Sciences, 2001) 
and The Epic of Evolution (Prentice Hall, 2003).

Jim was the founding secretary/treasurer (1994-1998) and later president (1998-2002) of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith. He is currently the Association's development officer.


      

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