Former FBI Director James Comey has landed a teaching gig at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, and will join the ranks of the school’s teaching faculty this fall with a course on ethical leadership.
The Washington Post reports that Comey has accepted a nontenured position as an executive professor in education with the school, and will teach the course on ethical leadership in fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 semesters.
In a statement, the former FBI director said he was “thrilled” to have the chance to teach students.
“I am thrilled to have the chance to engage with William & Mary students about a vital topic — ethical leadership,” Comey said in a statement.
“Ethical leaders lead by seeing above the short term, above the urgent or the partisan, and with a higher loyalty to lasting values, most importantly the truth. Building and maintaining that kind of leadership, in both the private sector and government, is the challenge of our time.”
Comey led a lecture series at Howard University in the fall, as well as delivering the school’s convocation address in September.
The former FBI chief received a chilly reception at the historically black institution in the fall when student protesters interrupted his speech with demonstrations against law enforcement and the FBI.
President Trump fired Comey last May, a decision that triggered the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to take over the federal investigation into Russia’s election meddling and its possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Comey has remained in the public spotlight following his June testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his ouster.
“The administration chose to defame me and, more importantly, the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly run,” Comey said at the time. “Those were lies, plain and simple.”