Miles S. Mullin, II is Associate Professor of Church History at the J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies, Southwestern Seminary’s campus in Houston, Texas. He grew up in the Rio Grande Valley where he played tennis, soccer, and excelled in school. He was educated at the University of Virginia (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Vanderbilt University (M.A., Ph.D.). Dr. Mullin maintains broad historical and theological interests, but his main area of expertise is American religious history, specifically the interplay between religion and culture. Along those lines, his primary research focuses on evangelical history, while maintaining a strong secondary interest in African American religious history, especially the Civil Rights era. His most recent essay, “Neoevangelicalism and the Problem of Race in America,” is included in Christians and the Color Line, forthcoming from OUP. Currently, he is revising his 2009 dissertation on the development of northern evangelical social concern after World War II for publication and has begun work on a short history of religion in America.
Nurtured in Christian faith as a child, Dr. Mullin was converted during the preaching of an itinerant evangelist when he was eight. As an adult, he has served the church in a wide-range of capacities, e.g. sound technician, deacon, finance committee member, kindergarten Sunday school teacher, and D-Now speaker. A gifted teacher, he enjoys teaching every age group. Currently, he teaches a weekly adult Bible study class at his local church.
Dr. Mullin primarily teaches required and elective courses in church history and Baptist heritage. He has also taught biblical hermeneutics and coordinated spiritual formation at the Havard School. Passionate about student learning, Dr. Mullin is recognized as challenging but fair.
In his free time, Dr. Mullin enjoys being outdoors, working with tools, and spending time with his wife and two boys.