MA in Biomedicine
Dr. Roman J. Miller is the Daniel B. Suter Endowed Professor of Biology at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA where he has taught courses in physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, animal science, bioethics, and philosophy of science for the past twenty-two years.
Roman received his Ph.D. in biomedical science (physiology major with minors in cell biology and reproductive biology) from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and completed a post-doctoral research program at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, prior to teaching at EMU. His research interests at EMU include the development and function of male accessory sex glands in rodents, creating conditions for sustainable organic blueberries, and the role of an Anabaptist perspective in bioethics and issues of science.
From 1999 through 2007, Roman served as the editor of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, the quarterly journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, a professional scientific organization of Christians interested in faith and science issues.
In 1990, Roman was ordained as a minister in the Mennonite Church and initially served as an associate pastor at the Dayton Mennonite Church; then for thirteen years he served as overseer for a cluster of congregations that comprise the Mountain Valley Mennonite Churches, terminating that assignment in the fall of 2005. More recently he preaches in various congregations upon invitation, gives talks on bioethics and faith & science topics, functions as a Sunday School substitute teacher, and sings baritone in the Dayton Mennonite Men’s Quartet.
Roman is married to Dr. Elva (Bowman) Miller, who retired this year from a part-time private practice as an optometrist. In 1998, the Millers returned from Ukraine with their two adopted daughters who were then 6 and 4 years of age. Today, Katerina Joy, who is now 21, lives in Oklahoma and assists in childcare; Zoya Marie, who is 19, graduated from Turner-Ashby High School and maintains a dog-sitting business. The Millers live on Knoll Acres, a small farm near Harrisonburg, Virginia, where they are busy raising and enjoying their family, as well as a flock of Barbados Blackbelly sheep, AKC registered collie puppies, and horses. The Millers enjoy riding horses, playing violin and viola, reading, gardening, blueberry horticulture, traveling, fishing, and working on their farm. They are active members at Dayton Mennonite Church, Dayton, Virginia.