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Linda G. Mills, PhD

Inducted in 2024

Current Position

President and Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor of Social Work, Public Policy, and Law, New York University



Linda G. Mills is the 17th president of NYU and the Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor of Social Work, Public Policy, and Law. 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 a widely published author of articles appearing in Harvard Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Journal of Experimental Criminology, and Nature: Human Behavior, among others. Her books have been published by Princeton University Press, University of Michigan Press, Springer, and Basic Books. As a filmmaker, she has produced award-winning films that have debuted at Tribeca Film Festival and the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and have been shown in Abu Dhabi, Austria, and Tunisia, among other countries. Of Many: Then and Now appeared on ABC to 8.1 million viewers. She served as NYU’s Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life from 2012 to 2023. In 2002, she was named Vice Provost (and in 2006 Senior Vice Provost) for Undergraduate Education and University Life. She first came to NYU as an Associate Professor of Social Work in 1999 and in 2001 was promoted to full Professor.

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