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Baccalaureate 2013

Gregory MillerMalone University will hold Baccalaureate services on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Speaker will be Gregory Miller, Ph.D., professor of history at Malone University.

Gregory Miller has served as professor of history at Malone University since 2000.

Dr. Miller teaches World History; a four-course sequence in European History from Classical Greece and Rome through Modern Europe; Islamic History and the history of Christian-Islamic interactions; the History of World Religions; and Philosophy and Writing of History. He won the Distinguished Faculty Award for teaching in 2011 and 2003.

"I appreciate how Dr. Miller integrates faith into the classroom," says Robert Vacik, recipient of this year's recognition as outstanding major in history. "He encouraged us to explore what it means to be a Christian academic."

Dr. Miller earned his B. A. in historical theology from Oral Roberts University; M. A. in history from the University of Tulsa; and a Ph.D. in history of Christianity from Boston University. He is a frequent proponent for the Worldview Forum program, especially in regard to Islam-Christian relations.

Recent articles and book chapters include "Theodor Bibliander's Machumetis saracenorum principis eiusque successorum vitae, doctrina acipse alcoran (1543) as the Sixteenth Century 'Encyclopedia' of Islam" in Islam and Christian-Islamic Relations of April; "The Social and Theological Significance of Martin Luther's Views of Jews and Turks" chapter in The Oxford Handbook to Martin Luther (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013); "Preface to Johann Brenz, Twenty-Two Sermons Delivered to the People During the Turkish Invasion of Germany" commentary and editing in Luther's Works (American Edition) Vol. 60 (St. Louis: Concordia Press, 2011), and many others.

Dr. Miller has competed in numerous ultra-endurance events in the last four years, including 50-mile races, 100-mile races, and 24 hour races. In 2012 he was seventh male overall in the USA 24-hour National Championships. This year he placed second in his age group at the USA 50-mile Trail Championships and first at the USA 100k National Championships.

He lives with his wife of 30 years, Darla, in Sharon Township. They have three sons.