Hello! I am Renita Miller, Associate Dean of Access, Diversity and Inclusion here in the Graduate School. I am excited about the amazing work we have the honor of contributing to the graduate student community here at Princeton which is multifaceted and includes, but is not limited to, supporting departmental diversity priorities and initiatives; participating in the graduate admissions process; providing resources and fellowships that support students and student groups; advising and mentoring; and creating and implementing programs that support the success of a diverse and inclusive graduate student community. I recently joined the graduate school from Yale University as the John B. Madden Dean of Berkeley College and Lecturer in the Political Science Department.
I have also served as the Director of Studies at Forbes College and the Director of the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE) at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, I taught in the political science department at Texas A&M and Rice University. My research focuses on understanding the influence of race and gender in political institutions with a particular focus on political rhetoric, deliberation, education policy, and leadership within state legislatures. I was a research fellow for the Project of Equity, Representation, and Governance at Texas A&M and the Kinder Institute of Urban Research at Rice University. I received my Bachelors in Business Administration from Baylor University and Masters and Ph.D. from Rice University in Political Science with a focus on public policy.