Who We Are

The Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Teri with summer DiscoverLaw students

"UB is uniquely poised to leverage its resources, along with the commitment to equity and inclusion at the highest levels of leadership at UB and the SUNY System, to remove barriers to advancement, and empower faculty, students and staff to achieve their fullest potential."

—Teresa A. Miller, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

“There are so many people who stand on the ledge of greatness every single day without even knowing it.”
Wes Moore, 2014 Distinguished Speaker

Teresa Miller earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986, her Master of Laws from the University of Wisconsin at Madison as a William H. Hastie Fellow in 1989, and her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1983 as an Angier B. Duke Scholar.

Before joining the provost’s office as UB’s first Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion (now Inclusive Excellence) in March 2014, Miller enjoyed a distinguished career as a professor of law, specializing in immigration law, criminal procedure, and prisoner law.

Miller’s long-standing commitment to equity and social justice has been demonstrated throughout her academic career by her leadership as a member the ABA Task Force that re-wrote the Standards on the Legal Status of Prisoners (2010), her decades-long involvement in prison reform in New York State, her scholarship on the convergence of immigration law and criminal punishment, and her engagement with the issue of mass incarceration as a documentary filmmaker.