Now in his eighth year on Geneva’s faculty, Dr. Eric Miller has had an impact on campus and in the broader academic community. In recognition of that impact, Miller is the recipient of Geneva’s 2006 Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Presented annually by the college, the award honors a faculty member whose contributions have advanced his or her academic discipline and achieved recognition beyond campus.
Miller says he enjoys teaching but is passionate about scholarship as well. Along with teaching Geneva students American history, giving humanities lectures and grading many a paper related to the various history courses he teaches, he has produced a variety of articles and essays. His work has appeared in publications such as Christianity Today, History Teacher and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and he has given presentations at professional conferences and symposiums at Geneva, the University of Delaware and Georgetown University.
Miller completed his doctorate in American history through the University of Delaware in 2002. He graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 1988 with a degree in Biblical studies and went on to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned a master’s degree in Christian thought in 1994.
His biography of social critic Christopher Lasch will soon be published by Eerdmans, and Miller is also one of three editors of a volume on Christian faith and the historian’s vocation to be published by Notre Dame.
A great majority of Geneva students – 70% – complete internships during the course of their study.