Jo Ellen Miller is the wife of one, and mother of two and currently resides in Wheeling, West Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She later returned to academia to receive her Master of Arts Applied Theology at Wheeling Jesuit University and between course work and comps , her PhD at Duquesne University. Previously, she taught high school religion with a focus on scripture and social justice. She has also served as Campus Minister at Wheeling Jesuit University.