Institute of Politics

Terry Miller

  • Director

In September 2005, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg named Terry Miller, MSW, director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. Ms. Miller also has served as a consultant on special initiatives to the Pittsburgh Foundation, Allegheny County Department of Human Services and most recently to the Power of 32 Regional Visioning Initiative. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Ms. Miller is currently a Faculty Associate for the Harrisburg-based Legislative Office for Research Liaison (LORL) and is a board member of Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, the Grace Ann Geibel Institute of Justice and Social Responsibility, POWER, and Green Empowerment Training Alliance. Prior to her tenure at the Institute of Politics, Ms. Miller was co-founder and first executive director of POWER, the Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery, a non-profit organization she established in Allegheny County to provide gender and culturally-specific treatment services to women who are in early recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Ms. Miller is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1995 J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, the 2001 Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Racial Justice Award, the League of Women Voters' Good Government Award in 2001 and 2003 and was a 2004 “Strong, Smart, Successful Woman” Honoree of the University of Pittsburgh Alumnae Council.