Ron Miller of Woodstock has been an educational scholar and activist, teacher, publisher and bookseller, community leader and philanthropist. He received a Ph.D. from Boston University in American Studies. He has authored several books, and has founded, published, or edited several magazines. He has taught at Goddard College and Champlain College, and helped establish the Bellwether School in Williston. From 2014 to 2021 he ran a lifelong learning program in Woodstock, where he taught American history and other topics. He is past president of the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock and has served on several other nonprofit boards.