Professor Cara Miller first came to Anderson University to study journalism. As an undergraduate, she wrote for the school newspaper, was active in a social club, went on a trip to Spain, experienced several valuable internships, and graduated summa cum laude. She enjoyed AU so much that she returned to work on campus less than a year after graduating — first in the Publications Office, where she focused on university marketing and communications, and then in the English Department, which she joined in 2011.
In addition to freshmen composition, Professor Miller teaches courses in creative writing. She is also the faculty advisor for the student-run Literary Arts Magazine, director of the campus-wide Syford Poetry Contest, and a faculty mentor for first-year students. Besides teaching, she is the copy editor for two academic journals: Journal of Biblical Integration in Business and the Christian Business Association Review. Her own work has been published in various publications, including Eastown Fiction, Signatures magazine, and Metro North Business magazine.
Professor Miller serves on several university committees geared toward student success and marketing, including the Marketing and Recruitment Committee for the university’s Strategic Enrollment Plan, the Student Success Communications Committee, the Admissions Committee, the Centennial Steering Committee, and the Steering Committee for the Indiana Faith and Writing Conference. She is also co-coordinator of the Anderson University United Way Campaign.
She lives in Fishers with her husband and two young sons and attends Northview Church.