Peter Edmund Millet

The Stillman College Board of Trustees named Peter Edmund Millet the sixth president of the College effective July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment he served as Interim President and also as the College’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this latter capacity, he was instrumental in organizational restructuring, enhancing Stillman’s community presence and forging local and statewide partnerships.

He brings to Stillman an accomplished academic track record that includes serving as the Dean of the College of Education at Tennessee State University (TSU) where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Psychology. While at TSU, Dr. Millet and his team were the recipients of nearly $20,000,000 in external funding from agencies including the National Institutes for Health, the State of Tennessee’s and the federal government’s Race to the Top (RTTT) program. The RTTT program focused on improving mathematics instruction in elementary and middle schools.

Millet earned his bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Oakland University. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he completed a residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and an internship at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN.  He has extensive leadership training from top institutions including Harvard University, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (Millennium Leadership Institute), Hampton University (Executive Leadership Summit) and the Council of Independent Colleges (Presidents’ Leadership Institute).

A prolific speaker, Millet has presented nationally and internationally at numerous conferences including invited presentations at the II Congreso Internacional de Psicologia en la Universidad de las Americas-Puebla and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

His research focuses on Education, Psychology and Leadership Training with an emphasis on factors related to student success and teacher retention, chronic mental illness in minority populations and the utilization of mental health services and identifying the characteristics of successful leaders.

He is the former Chairman of the Elam Mental Health Center Advisory Board at Meharry Medical College and Clinical Psychologist for the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Nashville, TN. In addition to this, he is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges’ Chief Academic Officer Task Force, the College Board and serves on the Board of Directors for the Tuscaloosa Arts and Humanities Council and the Tuscaloosa Murphy Collins House African American Museum. As an educator and active community citizen, Millet is a jazz and gospel musician. He is married to Dr. Marcia Millet who serves as the director of Teacher Education at Stillman. They have one daughter, Mackenzie, an incoming freshman at Spelman College and the 2014 Miss Black Teen Alabama United States Ambassador.