Faculty Associate in United Methodist Studies, Ethics, and Leadership



Dr. Randall Miller completed his doctoral degree in ethics and social theory at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. His dissertation entitled, “Colored Justice: Situating Martin Luther King’s Justice Ethic in Normative Theoretical Discourse,” compared King’s more contextualized approach to the perspectives of liberal theorists such as John Rawls. Miller’s academic specialties are theories of justice, political and economic ethics, and contextual theologies.

Dr. Miller served on the PSR faculty between 2010 and 2015, teaching in United Methodist Studies, ethics, social justice, and leadership development courses.  He also served as Interim Dean and as Academic Director of Ignite Institute. 

A longtime lay member and advocate for the full inclusion of LGBTI+ people in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Miller has held leadership positions at all levels of the denomination, including his service as co-director of the National Youth Ministry Organization and on the executive committees of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the General Board of Global Ministries. He has also chaired the Commission on the General Conference and the Western Jurisdiction Committee on the Episcopacy. He currently serves as Vice President of the General Board of Church and Society and Chair of the Social Principles Task Force, charged with revising the global denomination’s formal stances on social justice issues.