Renita Miller is the associate dean of access, diversity and inclusion at Princeton’s Graduate School. In her current position, she recruits, mentors and advises graduate students while also creating and implementing programs that support the success of a diverse and inclusive graduate student community.
Previously Renita was the John B. Madden Dean of Berkeley College and lecturer in the political science department at Yale University. She has served as the director of studies at Princeton’s Forbes College and the director of the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE).
Renita was also a research fellow for the Project of Equity, Representation, and Governance at Texas A&M University and the Kinder Institute of Urban Research at Rice University. Her teaching and research focus on understanding the influence of race and representation in political institutions with a particular focus on political rhetoric, deliberation, education policy, and leadership within state legislatures.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University and her master’s and doctorate in political science from Rice University. Prior to her work in academia, Renita worked as an education policy consultant and pharmaceutical sales representative and trainer.