Dr. David Y. Miller has been appointed the Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy. As Director, Dr. Miller will integrate the Forum into the larger University academic community through the development of programs that reflect Governor Thornburgh’s career and interests.
Dr. Miller earned his baccalaureate degree cum laude from Syracuse University in Political Science, his MPA at Kent State University, and his doctorate at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). He has served as Associate Professor and Associate Dean of GSPIA since 1998, where he has been responsible for the graduate and undergraduate curricula and is a member of the graduate faculty of the University. He has also served as Interim Dean of GSPIA and as Co-Director and Professor at the Center for Public Policy and Management in Macedonia.
The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy provides a unique opportunity to foster public education and civic action on important public policy issues, building on Thornburgh’s legacy by creating a framework for advancing his vision of creating effective and principled governance. The Forum will engage in a wide variety of activities that enhance the accountability and integrity of governmental institutions at the state, local, and national level in the United States. At the global level, it will seek to advance those values as well as the commitment to rule of law for all levels of government.