David L. Miller

Watson-Ledden Professor Emeritus, Religion


Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Miller's teaching and writing are in the areas of Religion and Myth, Depth Psychology and Literary Theory.

Dr. Miller received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater College in Virginia (1957) and the Bachelor of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Illinois (1960). His Ph.D. degree is in the field of Theology and Culture from Drew University in New Jersey (1963), and his doctoral dissertation was on the comedy of Aristophanes in relation to Greek religion and culture.


Dr. Miller first went to Syracuse University in 1967, and he was appointed to the Watson-Ledden Chair in 1983.  From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Miller held the William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, being the first person ever to be appointed to this three-year administrative post.   He retired from Syracuse University and was appointed Emeritus professor in 2001.  Before going to Syracuse, Professor Miller had taught in the Departments of Religion, English, and Bible at Drew University, in the Classics Department of Upsala College, and in the Department of Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. He has also taught seminars for trainees at the C.G. Jung Institute in Switzerland during the Winter terms of 1975, 1991, 1994, 1996, and 1998.  Dr. Miller participated in an adjunct capacity at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, beginning in 1991, and he served in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica as a Core Faculty Person from 1993 until 2004.


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