What is a senior fellow?
The Miller Center appoints both faculty and practitioner senior fellows for renewable one-year contract terms.
Faculty senior fellows are members of the faculty of the schools of the University of Virginia who are affiliated with the Miller Center.
Practitioner senior fellows are former officials, usually having served in senior positions in presidential administrations of both parties, who form a critical bridge to the policy-making community in Washington, DC. Unless they also hold faculty or staff appointments in one of the schools of the University, they are not employees of the University of Virginia or the Miller Center.
Both types of senior fellows participate in Miller Center conferences and events, engage with faculty and students across the University of Virginia, and contribute to the millercenter.org website and other Miller Center publications. Learn more