For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2010-08-02

UW Law Professor Paul Miller Recognized by EEOC

Professor Paul Steven Miller Paul Steven Miller, Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law

UW School of Law Professor Paul Steven Miller has received an award from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Miller was one of the longest serving commissioners of the EEOC, the federal agency which enforces employment discrimination laws.

Professor Miller recently led the political appointments process for the Department of Education and other regulatory agencies for the Obama administration, managing the appointments process for political positions that impact the disabled and disability programs through the government. He also served on Obama's transition team as a top advisor on labor and employment issues.

Professor Miller joined the UW faculty in 2004, after spending 12 years in public service in Washington, DC. While at the EEOC, Professor Miller spearheaded the development of the agency's successful mediation program. He has also served as the White House liaison to the disability community and as Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs.

Miller is regarded as an internationally renowned expert in disability and employment discrimination law. He has spent his legal career moving between academia, public service, and law practice. Most recently, From 2006 to 2009, Miller was the director of the UW's Disability Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program that examines the social, cultural, historical and personal experience of disability. He is also a member of the UW Graduate School faculty, a Faculty Associate of the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and a faculty advisor to the UW School of Law Health Law Concentration Track.