Linda Mills Appointed the Seventeenth President of New York University

Linda G. Mills was appointed the seventeenth president of New York University. She will take on her duties as president on July 1, 2023. Dr. Mills has been serving as vice chancellor and senior vice provost for global programs and university life.

The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that New York University enrolls nearly 29,000 undergraduate students and nearly 30,000 graduate students. Women make up 58 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Mills is also the Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor of Social Work, Public Policy, and Law and has served as the executive director of the NYU Center on Violence and Recovery. She first came to New York University as an associate professor of social work in 1999 and in 2001 was promoted to full professor. Prior to coming to NYU, from 1994 to 1998, she was a lecturer in the School of Law and an assistant professor in the  School of Public Policy and Social Research at the University of California, Los Angeles..

Dr. Mills’ principal areas of scholarly focus are trauma, bias, and domestic violence; her groundbreaking research funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice has reshaped the field of treatment in domestic violence, and her restorative justice-based programs are currently being adopted in several jurisdictions across the U.S. She is the author of several books including Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse (Basic Books, 2008).

Dr. Mills is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where she majored in history and social thought. She holds a master of social work degree from San Francisco State University, a juris doctorate from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, and a Ph.D. in health policy from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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  1. Rebecca Poling says:

    Yay NYU!!! What a terrific choice for leadership in today’s world. Dr. Mills will have a great impact on making our world a better place.
    Dr. R. Poling, former faculty at the NYU College of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics.

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