Renita Miller is the Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion in the Graduate School. She oversees the Graduate School’s efforts to enhance the diversity of the graduate student body and to foster a supportive and inclusive community for all graduate students, working with academic departments to increase the access, retention and success of graduate students from historically underrepresented groups.
Prior to joining the Graduate School, Renita served as dean of Berkeley College at Yale University, and as a lecturer in Yale’s political science department. She has served as the Director of Studies at Forbes College and the Director of the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE) at Princeton University. She 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. She has also taught at Texas A&M, Rice, and Princeton University in the areas of race, gender, representation, and public policy. Her research focuses on understanding the influence of race and gender in political institutions with a focus on political rhetoric, deliberation, and leadership within state legislatures. She earned her Masters and PhD from Rice University and her Bachelors in Business Administration from Baylor University.