Miller Center Staff
William J. Antholis, Director & CEO
William J. Antholis has served as director and CEO of UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs since January 2015. In that time, the Miller Center has strengthened its position as the leading nonpartisan research institution on the American presidency and worked with scholars across the University of Virginia to deliver vital research to policymakers and the public. Before coming to the Miller Center, Antholis served as managing director at The Brookings Institution from 2004 to 2014. In that capacity, he worked directly with Brookings' president and vice presidents to help manage the full range of policy studies, develop new initiatives, coordinate research across programs while ensuring quality and independence, and strengthen the policy impact of Brookings’ work. Antholis is the author of Inside Out India and China: Local Politics Go Global (2013) and co-author (with Strobe Talbott) of Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming (2010). He has published articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces on U.S. politics, U.S. foreign policy, international organizations, the G8, climate change, and trade. From 1995 to 1999, Antholis served on the White House National Security Council and National Economic Council as well as at the State Department. From 1999-2004, he was director of studies and senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a visiting scholar at Princeton University. Antholis is an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church and serves on the board of trustees of the American College of Greece and Titan Cement International. He earned his PhD from Yale University in politics (1993) and his BA degree with honors from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs (1986).
Lyndsay Alexander, Chief Operating Officer
Lyndsay Moseley Alexander joined the Miller Center in July 2023 as chief operating officer, building upon 20 years of experience in public policy, strategic management, and higher education. Immediately prior, Alexander was managing director at the University of Virginia Contemplative Sciences Center, where she oversaw pan-university initiatives to foster student and faculty flourishing in higher education while also managing operations and communications. Prior to coming to UVA in 2019, Alexander spent eight years at the American Lung Association, including six years as national assistant vice president and director of the Healthy Air Campaign. In that role, Alexander oversaw both direct policymaker engagement and strategic communications, engaging a bipartisan group of policymakers across the executive and legislative branches and dozens of non-governmental stakeholders to advance new clean air rules. In driving that effort, Alexander helped generate $15 million in foundation grants. Prior to joining the American Lung Association, Alexander held positions at Sierra Club; National Religious Partnership for the Environment; Energy, Environment and Resources Center at the University of Tennessee; and the North Carolina Public School Forum. Alexander earned her BA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MPA from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. A lifelong learner, Alexander has earned professional credentials including a certificate in climate change and public health from the Yale University School of Public Health; a certificate in environmental policy from the University of Tennessee; a certificate in spiritual formation from Wesley Seminary; and a certificate in business from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. She recently completed the advanced mindful leadership course offered by the UVA Mindfulness Center.
Andrew Chancey, Director of Administration and Finance
Andrew Chancey is the director of administration and finance. Prior to coming to the Miller Center in September 2008, he worked at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for eight and a half years. Chancey earned his PhD in American history from the University of Florida, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, an MA from the University of Georgia, and MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Michael Greco, Director of Information Technology
Michael Greco serves as the Miller Center’s director of information technology. Greco joined the Miller Center in March, 2002, to direct the newly constructed Scripps Library. Before coming to the Miller Center, he was an archivist at the United States Mint in Washington, D.C. He holds a masters of library science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and masters of arts degrees in public history and English from North Carolina State University.
David Leblang, Director of Policy Studies
David Leblang is the Miller Center's Randolph P. Compton Professor and director of policy studies. He is also the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Endowed Professor of Politics and professor of public policy at the University's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, where he is director of the Global Policy Center. He currently serves as interim associate dean for student experience and strategic initiatives in UVA's College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A scholar in the area of international political economy, he is currently working on two major projects. The first is a book-length study of the role that global migration plays in linking host and home countries and how these linkages help explain observed patterns of international investment, remittance flows, and the spread of democracy. The second project is related but focuses on the destination choices of refugees and illegal migrants. His work has been published in outlets such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, World Politics and Economics and Politics. He currently serves on the steering committee of the International Political Economy Society and is the editor of SSRN's International Political Economy Migration eJournal.
Kelly McCaskill, Chief Advancement Officer
Kelly McCaskill is the Miller Center's chief advancement officer. In this new role, she formulates and drives the execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy to advance the national mission of the Center. Prior to joining the Miller Center in 2019, McCaskill was executive director of development for the UVA School of Nursing. Before relocating to Charlottesville, McCaskill spent 17 years in development in the Washington, DC and northern Virginia area, where she held leadership roles in development at George Mason University and The George Washington University School of Business and Elliott School of International Affairs. McCaskill is a 1996 graduate of UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences and earned her MBA at GWU in 2008.
Marc Selverstone, Director of Presidential Studies
Marc Selverstone is the Miller Center's director of presidential studies, co-chair of the Center’s Presidential Recordings Program, and professor of presidential studies. He earned a BA degree in philosophy from Trinity College (CT), a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and a PhD in history from Ohio University. A historian of the Cold War, he is the author of Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945-1950 (Harvard), which won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. As co-chair of the Presidential Recordings Program, Selverstone edits the secret White House tapes of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon. He is the general editor of The Presidential Recordings Digital Edition, the primary online portal for transcripts of the tapes, published by the University of Virginia Press. Selverstone’s broader scholarship focuses on presidents and presidential decision-making, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s. He has written for journals and edited volumes on the Kennedy presidency, the Cold War, and the American war in Vietnam. He also edits the Miller Center’s “Studies on the Presidency” series (Virginia), and is the editor of A Companion to John F. Kennedy (Wiley-Blackwell). His most recent book is The Kennedy Withdrawal: Camelot and the American Commitment to Vietnam (Harvard University Press).
Howard Witt, Director of Communications
Howard Witt is the Miller Center’s communications director, overseeing communications, marketing, and publications for the Center. Before joining the Miller Center in September, 2015, Witt was the executive editor of the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier, an award-winning digital and print news operation in northwest Indiana. He also oversaw two other Indiana newspapers, the Muncie Star Press and the Richmond Palladium-Item. From 2009 to 2013, Witt was the senior managing editor of Stars and Stripes, the independent newspaper serving the U.S. military community. Under his leadership, Stars and Stripes won a number of major journalism prizes, including a Polk award and National Headliner award. From 2003 to 2009, Witt was stationed in Texas as the southwest bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune. For his coverage of civil rights issues in 2007, Witt was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting, and he also won the Nieman Foundation’s Taylor Award for Fairness in Journalism, the American Judicature Society’s Toni House Journalism Award, the Chicago Bar Association’s Herman Kogan Award, and several other major national citations. Witt started at the Tribune as a summer intern in 1982 and during his 25-year career there served as a national correspondent, foreign correspondent, and editor. From 1987 to 1994, Witt was stationed in Toronto, Johannesburg, and Moscow.
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Sheila Blackford, Librarian and Managing Editor of American President
Sheila Blackford is the Scripps librarian and managing editor of American President. She joined the Miller Center in November, 2006. Previously she was the American history editor for the Microsoft Encarta Reference Library. She holds a BA degree in history from the University of Virginia and an MS degree in information sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Robert Canevari Jr., Assistant Audiovisual Producer and Facilities Coordinator
Robert T. Canevari, Jr. is assistant audiovisual producer for the Miller Center, where he assists in producing television and web programming. He joined the Miller Center in March, 2007 and has more than 20 years of video and editing experience, with an emphasis on live production.
David Courtney, Creative Director
As creative director, David Courtney is responsible for developing and implementing the visual components of the Miller Center brand to advance the Center’s profile. Courtney has 20 years of advertising experience with a background in art direction/design. His advertising and branding work has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation, the Advertising Club of Buffalo, and the Cable/Telecommunications Association for Marketing. Prior to the Miller Center, he was the director of web services at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, managing/developing the college’s website, social media accounts, and online marketing initiatives. Born in Buffalo, Courtney graduated with the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Design from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, earning a BA degree in communication design.
Bryan Craig, Senior Researcher
As senior researcher, Bryan Craig prepares briefing materials for the Presidential Oral History Project. Craig holds a BA degree in political science from Ohio University, and master's degrees in library science and history from Kent State University. He has worked in presidential history in different capacities, including as a consultant for Montpelier (James Madison’s home); as a national park ranger for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site; and as a research librarian and technical assistant for Monticello.
Jeni Crockett-Holme, Editor of the Presidential Oral History Program
Jeni Crockett-Holme joined the Miller Center in April 2023 as editor of the Presidential Oral History Program. She holds a BA degree in journalism from New York University and is a certified Project Management Professional and Editor in the Life Sciences. Her editorial specialties include scholarly publications in history and library and information science, and she volunteers at the Jefferson Library at Monticello.
Nancy Deane, Procurement Specialist
Nancy Deane joined the Miller Center as the financial and procurement specialist in 2013. She brings more than 20 years of financial experience to the Center and currently serves as the Center’s expert on procurement services, processing all financial transactions.
June Drude, Assistant Director of Donor Relations
June Drude previously served as a temporary development associate at University Central Advancement. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Prior to moving to the Charlottesville area in the summer of 2017, when her husband became the head of school at the Miller School, she worked for a decade in development for the Harvey School in Westchester County, NY.
Miles Efron, Assistant Director of Information Technology
Miles Efron is the back-end web developer at the Miller Center. Prior to arriving at the Miller Center, he worked at the University of Illinois as an associate professor of library and information science (with an appointment in computer science). He holds an AB degree in English and comparative literary studies from Occidental College, as well as an MS and PhD in library and information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Brielle Entzminger, Communications Strategist
Brielle Entzminger is the Miller Center’s Communications Strategist. In addition to assisting with marketing and media relations, she contributes to the Center’s internal and external communications, including print publications, website content, social media, and e-communications. Before joining the Center in May, 2023, she was the lead news reporter for C-VILLE Weekly, where she earned several Virginia Press Association awards for her education, public safety, and government coverage. She previously served as the social media coordinator for the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service media team and as a fellow for the Emma Bowen Foundation, as well as holding internships with Charlottesville Tomorrow, Ivy Publications LLC, and Rush Hour Daily. She is a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in media studies and American studies and minored in French.
Reid Forbes, Events Manager
Reid Higgins Forbes, Miller Center events coordinator, brings more than 20 years of experience in event, project, and operations management. Prior to joining the Miller Center, she was assistant director of facilities at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. Forbes holds a BA degree in East Asian history and psychology from Guilford College. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree from American University in sustainability management. She resides in Charlottesville with her four children.
Sean Gallagher, Systems Administrator
Sean Gallagher is systems administrator for the Miller Center where he has primary responsibility for network and server infrastructure. Gallagher also serves as the Center’s official photographer. He joined the Miller Center in November 2005 and holds a BA degree in Spanish literature from North Carolina State University.
Tyler Graham, Assistant Director of Development
Tyler Graham is the Miller Center’s assistant director of development. He started his career in college athletics as an assistant basketball coach at Christopher Newport University. In 2022, Graham and his wife relocated to Charlottesville and he started work in graduate admissions recruiting at the UVA McIntire School of Commerce. Outside of the office, he can be found exploring the Charlottesville culinary scene, playing both golf and disc golf, and spending quality time with his wife, dog, and cat.
Kevan Holdsworth, Audiovisual Services Coordinator
Kevan Holdsworth is coordinator for audiovisual services for the Miller Center, where he exercises primary responsibility for producing television and web programming. Holdsworth joined the Miller Center in November 2005. He brings 16 years of film and video production experience with an emphasis on post-production to his position at the Miller Center.
Dan Holler, Audiovisual Engineer
Dan Holler serves as the audiovisual engineer for the Miller Center. His primary responsibility is supporting video productions and live events. He brings more than 30 years experience in television as an engineer, editor, and technical director with an emphasis on post-production and has designed and built several video facilities. He joined the Miller Center in March 2022.
Dimitrik Johnson, Web Developer
Dimitrik Johnson serves as the Miller Center’s web developer. He previously worked as a tutor and IST Instructional Assistant at Germanna Community College, where he assisted students in IT classes and created academic materials to supplement the lessons taught in those courses. He holds a BS degree in information technology from George Mason University.
Camille Lasley, Development Associate
Camille Lasley serves as development associate for the Miller Center. Originally from Nashville, TN, she attended Furman University where she earned a BS in Environmental Sciences. She previously worked at the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities in Greenville, SC. Lasley has recently moved to Charlottesville from Columbia, SC.
Chrissy Linsinbigler, Project Facilitator, Project on Democracy and Capitalism
Chrissy Linsinbigler is the project facilitator for the Project on Democracy and Capitalism at the Miller Center. She previously worked as a lab & special projects manager for UVA’s Democracy Initiative, managing humanities research projects and leading student engagement efforts. Before coming to UVA, she managed logistics and communications for a high-volume internship program for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She holds a BA in English Literature and Classical Studies from Christopher Newport University and an MA in Higher Education Administration from the College of William & Mary.
Rob Martin, Research Director
As research director for the Presidential Oral History Program, Rob Martin prepares briefing materials for the George W. Bush Oral History Project. He also serves as research liaison with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. He received his BA degree from Lafayette College in government, his master’s degree in political science from the College of William and Mary, and is ABD at the University of Virginia’s department of politics. He has previously served at the Miller Center as research director for the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project and has worked on the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and William J. Clinton Presidential Oral History Projects.
Keri Matthews, Associate Editor
Keri Matthews is associate editor for the Presidential Recordings Program and coordinator for the Presidential Oral History Program. She joined the Miller Center in December 2009. She earned an MA degree in art & architectural history from the University of Virginia.
Kelsey Millay, Associate Director of Presidential Studies
Kelsey Millay is Associate Director of Presidential Studies. Prior to joining the Miller Center in February 2023, she led programs, partnerships, and communications for federal commissions, planning nationwide commemorations of major milestones in American history—including America250 and the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. She holds an MA degree in museum studies from George Washington University and a BA degree with a double major in economics and English from the University of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband Peter, daughter Sophie, and dog Camilla.
Alfred Reaves IV, Faculty and Program Coordinator
Alfred Reaves IV is the faculty coordinator at the Miller Center. Most recently he served in the University of Virginia Office of Sponsored Programs, where he functioned as the administrative assistant to the assistant vice president for research, director of grants and contracts, director of operations, business manager, and account create manager. Reaves holds a BA degree in political science (pre-law) from James Madison University.
Hallie Richmond, Senior Writer/Assistant Corporate Secretary
Hallie Richmond is writer/assistant corporate secretary and promotes a diverse range of scholarship and projects created by the Miller Center community. Before joining the staff, she taught undergraduate and graduate writing, literature, and pedagogy courses at the University of Virginia. She holds an AB in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia.
Thomas Roberts, Research and Content Specialist
Thomas Roberts is a research and content specialist for the Project on Democracy and Capitalism at the Miller Center. Before joining the Miller Center, he worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. He holds a BA in Foreign Affairs and Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia.
Jen Starkey, Finance Manager
Jen Starkey is the Miller Center's finance manager. Prior to joining the Miller Center in May 2011, she held the position of business operations coordinator for the Dean’s Office in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She holds a BA degree in special studies from the University of Buffalo.
Sarah Emily Waldinger, Administrative Coordinator for the Project on Democracy and Capitalism
Sarah Emily Waldinger joined the Miller Center as the administrative coordinator for the Project on Democracy and Capitalism in the summer of 2023. She holds a BA from Roanoke College in psychology and political science, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia. Waldinger is a Teach for America alumna and taught in Birmingham, Alabama before moving to Charlottesville.
Rick Willis, Executive Assistant and Special Adviser to the Director
Rick Willis joined the Miller Center in May, 2020. Previously, he was an administrative coordinator in the executive vice president and provost office at the University, working primarily with Louis Nelson, vice provost for academic outreach. Prior to coming to the University in 2018, he worked as community liaison for Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Nebraska), a journalist in Nebraska, sales director for New Directions for News (a journalism think tank at the University of Missouri), and a sales executive for Federal Express in Missouri. Willis earned a BA degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MA degree in communications, journalism, and related programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.