Conservative Professor at Smith will be Reconsidered for Tenure · 03 September 2003

By Elaine Stoll--Smith College Sophian

Smith economics professor James D. Miller, denied tenure in spring 2003, won his appeal with Smith's Grievance Committee and will be reconsidered for tenure during the 2003-2004 academic year.

In a statement dated May 16, 2003, the five-member committee unanimously found that Miller's academic freedom had been violated in his tenure review and recommended that he be reconsidered for tenure. Smith President Carol T. Christ accepted that recommendation.

"The support I have received from students and many faculty members during this difficult time certainly made me feel much better about staying should I get tenure," Miller told The Sophian.

Smith is an active conservative, with a book and many popular essays; he holds a PhD in economics from Chicago and a law degree from Stanford. For his very impressive CV see