Derrick R. Miller joins the New Hanover County Board of Elections for his second term. Derrick grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2008, after graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, majoring in German at Davidson College, earning his Ph.D. in German literature from UNC Chapel Hill, and teaching at Duke University, he relocated to Wilmington. Currently, he teaches German at UNC Wilmington, chairs the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and serves as a UNCW elected delegate to the UNC Faculty Assembly. Derrick is member of St. James Episcopal Church, and is actively involved with a number of community organizations, including serving as treasurer of Stonewall Sports Wilmington, and has adopted and fostered dogs from Carolina Basset Hound Rescue. And, as a local activist, Derrick has advocated for the North Carolina State Constitution's guarantee of free elections.