About Linda G. Mills
Linda G. Mills is the Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor of Social Work, Public Policy, and Law. She is also the Executive Director of the NYU Center on Violence and Recovery. She first came to NYU as an Associate Professor of Social Work in 1999 and in 2001 was promoted to full Professor. Prior to coming to NYU, from 1994 to 1998, she was a Lecturer in the School of Law and an Assistant Professor in the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, where she received early tenure.
Mills’ principal areas of scholarly focus are trauma, bias, and domestic violence; 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 has been NYU’s Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life since 2012. In 2002, she was named Vice Provost (and in 2006 Senior Vice Provost) for Undergraduate Education and University Life.
Mills received her PhD in Health Policy in 1994 from Brandeis University, where she was a Pew Scholar; her MSW from San Francisco State University in 1986; her JD from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco in 1983; and her BA in history and social thought from the University of California, Irvine in 1979. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1983 and first became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1990.
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Ph.D., Brandeis University (Pew Scholar)
M.S.W., San Francisco State University
J.D., University of California, College of Law,
B.A., University of California, Irvine
Teaching and Research
Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor, NYU
Professor of Social Work, Public Policy and Law, NYU
Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Associate Professor (with tenure), NYU Silver School of Social Work
Affiliated Professor/Faculty from other Divisions, NYU School of Law
Associate Professor (with tenure), UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, Department of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, Department of Social Welfare
Lecturer-in-Law, UCLA School of Law
Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs & University Life, NYU
Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduates in the Global Network University, NYU
Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions and Financial Support, NYU Abu Dhabi
Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and University Life, NYU
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and University Life, NYU
Linda Mills has been the principal investigator on research funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services, among others, for work related to domestic violence and trauma more generally, and other topics.
Select Awards and Honors
Christopher W. Martin Award, RADical Hope Foundation
Of Many, (2) Telly Awards, Bronze, Educational Institution, Religious/Spiritual categories
Of Many, selected for American Film Showcase; Film Ambassador Program co-sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the University of Southern California, Tunisia
American Jewish Council, Global Advocacy Interfaith Leadership Award (with Chelsea Clinton)
Auburn Seminary, Lives of Commitment Award (with Chelsea Clinton)
Of Many, Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award, Global Film Awards
Auf Wiedersehen, ‘Til We Meet Again, selected by the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture as part of Holocaust/Remembrance education curriculum for high school students in Austria
Auf Wiedersehen, ‘Til We Meet Again, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Honorable Mention – Best Political Film
Auf Wiedersehen, ‘Til We Meet Again, Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, Runner Up Audience Award – Best Documentary
NYU’s Most Distinguished Teaching Medal, Nominee, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Husband: Peter Goodrich, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law; Visiting Professor of Law, Division of Social Science, NYU Abu Dhabi;
Son: Ronnie, who is a 2019 graduate of NYU