Mr. Michael Miller
Michael Miller has always enjoyed the study of history and government. A native of Delaware, he had numerous opportunities to visit many of the prominent historical sites where key events in U.S. history took place, further fostering this passion. Being born into a family with a strong military heritage and having served as a USAF combat aviator himself, Michael has always been interested in studying military leaders.
Michael has a strong background teaching in formal educational environments. He spent several years teaching tactics and new technology integration into combat operations to senior military leaders around the world, most notably at the Command General Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College. As a theologian, Michael continues to regularly lecture on a variety of theological topics. Besides teaching, Michael is also the Deputy Director of Engineering, Test & Evaluation at Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation where he focuses on the development of new technology through applied research in aerospace, defense, wireless communication and cyber security. Throughout his career, Michael has served in various senior leadership positions in the Department of Defense and tech industry. As an advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was responsible for the development of over $2B in new and emerging technology to support combat operations.
Michael is also the founder, President and CEO of Discerning the Faith, a non-profit organization which seeks to engage and enable Christians to be theologically discerning leaders who contribute to human flourishing in a complex, changing world. He holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He is an ordained elder at a SBC church in Northern Virginia where he regularly teaches. Michael has a diverse set of interests, but particularly in history, theology, ethics and aviation. Michael and his wife Erin have two daughters, ages 15 & 5 years old, who are both homeschooled. When they aren’t too busy they can be found kayaking, hiking, exploring local historical sites or golfing.
Current Classes Instructed by Mr. Michael Miller
U.S. History (Wed) (closed)