"He was a burning and a shining light; and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light."
This issue continues the theme of "Looking Forward/Looking Back" for Volume 50 of Communication Studies. This issue honors Gerald R. Miller (i.e., GRM), long associated with the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. As with the other scholars honored in this volume of the journal, GRM was renowned for his teaching, scholarship, service to the discipline, and mentoring.
When I began to formulate the idea of honoring four of the most influential scholars in the central region over the past 50 years, GRM was the first name to come to …