Veronice Miles


 Veronice Miles

E-mailmilesv@wfu.edu
AddressWake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone336-758-5000
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Ruby Pardue and Shelmer D. Blackburn Instructor of Homiletics and Christian Education, Wake Forest University, The Divinity School

B.A., University of Florida,
M.Ed., University of Florida,
M.Div., Candler School of Theology,
Ph.D., Emory University,

Veronice Miles serves the School of Divinity as the Jessie Ball DuPont Instructor of Homiletics and Christian Education and teaches course in Christian Religious Education, Preaching and Womanist studies. A native of Florida, she earned a B.A. in Psychology, and M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in Counselor Education, all from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Miles received her M.Div. at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, with certificates in Christian Education and Black Church Studies. Miles is also the recipient of the Bandy Preaching Fellowship at Emory, John Owen Smith Preaching Award at Candler, and the Baptist Women in Ministry’s Addie Davis Preaching Award.

Miles is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Christian Education and Homiletics at Emory University. Her dissertation, “Towards a Pedagogy of Hope: A Womanist Christian Education and Homiletics Approach to Catalyzing Hope in the Lives of Young Black Women,” explores how one might learn hope when the circumstances of their lives despairingly suggest that the world of suffering and oppression is that which is common to their lives. The research is an initial step towards a pedagogy that can reveal the distortions of despair and awaken persons to the possibilities of hope.

An ordained Baptist minister, Miles’ experience in the academy is augmented by her ministry with local church communities and religious organizations, including serving as Minister of Christian Education for 5 years, as well as Interim Pastor in 2003 at the Greater Bethany Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. She has preached and taught extensively, and has presented papers and workshops for numerous academic and church conferences, meetings, and organizations. Miles has been involved in music and youth ministry with church communities for a number of years, and also served as a member of the Youth Theological Initiative’s Leadership Team, Candler School of Theology, for 7 years.

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