Back to top

Photograph of William Miller

William Miller Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

M.S., Justice, American University
B.A., Journalism, Kent State University

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Quad
Bill Miller is an adjunct instructor in the School of Communication, teaching Communication Law. He spent most of his career as a reporter and editor, working for more than 30 years at the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Washington Post. In 2010, he became the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia, the largest such office in the nation. He worked there from 2010 until 2019 and again in 2021 and 2022, handling media inquiries on scores of major cases. From 2019 to 2021, he was the communications director for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), the federal agency that supervises 10,000 people on parole, probation, and supervised release in the District of Columbia. He worked 17 years at the Washington Post, handling local and national beats, and led the local coverage of President Obama’s first inauguration. Mid-career, he came to AU to pursue and earn a Master's in Justice, attending classes at night. His experience at AU helped enable him to move into the criminal justice field and his dual backgrounds give him an important perspective on both sides of media relations. He retired from the Justice Department in December 2022.
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


Spring 2023

  • COMM-401 Communication Law