Carrie A. Miles, Ph.D.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (2006 – present)

     Empower International Ministries

SENIOR SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE (2009-present)

     Chapman University

     Argyros School of Business and Economics

NON-RESIDENT SCHOLAR (2006 – present)

     Institute for the Studies of Religion

     Baylor University

ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND CONSULTANT (1988 – present)

Past positions:

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (2003-2009)

     Center for the Economic Study of Religion

     George Mason University

EXECUTIVE OFFICER (2003 – 2006)

     The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture

SENIOR ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS CONSULTANT; TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR; HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING AND POLICY GROUP LEAD

     Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (1984 – 1992)

ADJUNCT FACULTY 

     Department of Psychology, Santa Clara University (1983 – 1984)

     Department of Psychology, Mundelein College Chicago (1980 – 1982).

 VOLUNTEER

     Vice-president and chair of personnel committee, Board of Directors, YWCA in Santa Clara Valley  (1988 – 1993)

Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Doctor of Philosophy, Social and Organizational Psychology, 1982

Master of Arts, Social Sciences, 1979

Publications

Books and chapters in books

The Redemption of Love:  Rescuing Marriage and Sexuality from the Economics of a Fallen World. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2006.

New Man, New Woman, New Life. Fairfax, VA:  Empower International Ministries, 2008.

Male and Female in Christ.  San Jose, CA:  Carrie A. Miles, 1999.

 Quality Basics.  Participants’ workbook and facilitators’ guide.  Commercial training program marketed by Alamo Learning Systems, 1992.

Face-to-Face: Discover the Joy of Relationships Built on Mutual Respect, Equality, and Self-Giving Love. Orange, CA: Empower Internationall Ministries, 2015.

“Transformation of a Group for the Widowed,” (with Mark Steinberg).  In Self-Help Groups for Coping With Crisis, Morton A. Lieberman, Leonard D. Borman and Associates.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 1979.

“Vague Quantifiers,” (with Norman M. Bradburn). In Improving Interview Method and Questionnaire Design, Norman M. Bradburn, Seymour Sudman and Associates, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1979 and in Questionnaires, Norman M. Bradburn, ed.., 2003. Originally published in Public Opinion Quarterly, 1979: 91 – 101.

“Dealing with Social Change:  The Mormon Church’s Response to Change in Women’s Roles,” (with Laurence R. Iannaccone).  In Contemporary Mormonism, Marie Cornwall, Tim B. Heaton, and Lawrence A. Young, eds., Urbana, IL:  University of Illinois Press, 1994.  Originally published in Social Forces, June 1990, 68 (4): 1231-1250.

“LDS Family Ideals Versus the Equality of Women: Navigating the Changes Since 1957.”  In Revisiting The Mormons: Persistent Themes and Contemporary Perspectives, Cardell K. Jacobson, John P. Hoffman, and Tim B. Heaton, eds., Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2007.

“’What’s Love Got to Do with It?’ Earthly Experience of Celestial Marriage, Past and Present,” In Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues, Cardell Jacobson and Lara Burton, eds., New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

“An Economic Hermaneutics of Gender.”  In The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics, Paul Oslington, ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

 Academic articles and papers

 “Vague Quantifiers,” (with Norman M. Bradburn).  Public Opinion Quarterly, 1979: 91 – 101.  Reprinted in Improving Interview Method and Questionnaire Design, 1979, and in Questionnaires, 2003.

“Dealing with Social Change:  The Mormon Church’s Response to Change in Women’s Roles,” (with Laurence R. Iannaccone).  Social Forces, June 1990, 68 (4): 1231-1250.  Reprinted in Contemporary Mormonism, 1994.

 “Development and Gender Equality:  Consequences, Causes, Challenges and Cures,”  with Anne Mikkola.  Paper presented at UNU-WIDER conference on Gender and Food Security, Accra, Ghana, May 2007; and at IAFFE, New Orleans, LA, January 2008.

“’Because Women Are Property’:  Issues of Property Ownership, Gender, Quasi- Development and Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa.”  Paper presented at UNU-WIDER conference on Gender and Food Security, Accra, Ghana, May 2007.

“The Church versus the Spirit:  The Impact of Christianity on the Welfare of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa.”  Presented at meetings of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture/Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Tampa, FL, November 2008. ASREC/ARDA Working Paper series, http://www.thearda.com/workingpapers

 

Papers and presentations, religion journals and conferences

“The Genesis of Gender,” Sunstone, July 1997: 16 – 26.

“Preaching to an Absent Choir,” (review of The Empty Church by Thomas C. Reeves).  Sunstone, March 1998: 60-61.

“Our Modern, Dirty Minds,”  (review of  Same-Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans by D. Michael Quinn),  Sunstone, September 1997: 61 – 63.

“Lucy’s Courtship and Kimball’s Wager:  Polygamy and the Economics of Salvation.” Sunstone, August, 1998: 34 – 45.

“God as Mother,” Sunstone, October 2002: 42-46.

“Eternal Love,” Dialogue, Fall 2003: 141-152.

“Debating the Data”  (Review of Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life, by Sally Gallagher), Priscilla Papers, Winter 2004 :21-22.

“For Richer, for Poorer:  Materialism’s Corruption of Marriage and Family, Past and Present, and Moral Solutions to Its Problems.”  Presented at Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda, October 2005.

“Patriarchy or Gender Equality?  Reading the Apostle Paul in Light of Ancient History and Modern Economics.”  Dialogue, June 2006.

“Jesus and Family Values,” Mutuality,  Summer 2006.

“Social Change, Value Drift, and Theological Innovation: The case of Christianity and ‘Family Values.’” Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society,  Washington, D.C., November 2006.

“Honor and Love in Christianity,” in The Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008: 311- 313.

“The Challenge for Christianity in Africa:  Transforming Marriage from Economic to Companionate.”  Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society meetings, San Diego, CA, November 2008.

“From The Godfather to God as Father: The Currency of Transaction with the Divine and Its Implications for Human Relationships. An African Example.” Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Washington, D. C., 2011.

“Hookup Culture, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Collapse of Religion in the West.” Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Washington, D.C., 2013, and Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014.

“The Accidental Syncretist: How European Missionary Teachings Fused with African Cultural Practices to Harm Women.”  Paper present at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Boston, MA, 2015, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Newport Beach, CA, October 2015.

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