Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life; Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor
Linda G. Mills is Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life at New York University, where she oversees student life and a global portfolio that includes oversight of and strategic planning for study away at NYU. Linda is the inaugural Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor at New York University. She also serves as Co-Chair of the NYU Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute and as Executive Director of the NYU Production Lab.
Linda is currently the Principal Investigator of National Science Foundation and National Institute of Justice funded studies in Salt Lake City, Utah, which focus on treatment programs for domestic violence offenders. The studies involve a randomized controlled trial examining and comparing batterer intervention and alternative treatment approaches for domestic violence offenders. Linda's work in this area has been published by Basic Books, Princeton University Press, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Cornell Law Review, and Harvard Law Review.
Additionally, Linda is an accomplished producer; her projects include The Reality Show: NYU, which received the 2010 Silver Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and The Heart of Intimate Abuse, for which she received a Telly Award. In 2010, Mills co-produced and co-directed the documentary Auf Wiedersehen: 'Til We Meet Again, a film that explores the intergenerational transmission of trauma from the Holocaust to 9-11. The film was an official selection at eight film festivals, took an Audience Award and was Runner-Up for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and an Opening Night Selection and Best Political Film at the Independent Film Festival in Philadelphia. Linda is the director, with Chelsea Clinton as Executive Producer, of the documentary short, Of Many, an inspiring narrative of friendship between NYU’s Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna. Of Many’s world premiere was in April 2014 at Tribeca Film Festival and was seen at 14 other film festivals around the world, including the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film also traveled to Tunisia as part of the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase. In 2015, Better to Live debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival; this short documentary film follows the creative and cultural story of The Reality Show: NYU.
Mills’ film and academic work has been featured in New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, People, USA Today, Variety, Harpers and Queen, and Glamour.