Lisa L. Miller is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and has had the privilege of serving as the Director of the Gardner Fellowship since 2017. Professor Miller has enjoyed building on the work of Professors Bathory and Professor Murphy to grow the program’s Alumni Network and Advisory Council, and to expand the program’s reach in SAS. In keeping with the tradition of changing the Fellowship theme to meet contemporary challenges, in 2019, with the help of Gardner Advisory Council, Professor Miller shifted to the current theme, Security and Sustainability.

Professor Miller’s research interests are in law and constitutions, racial inequality, violent crime and criminal justice, democratic accountability and social policy. Her most recent book, The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016), explores the politics of crime and punishment cross-nationally. Miller has served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford and at Princeton University.