Former Sen. Mike DeWine, who represented Ohio in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2007, will teach part time at Miami University this spring. DeWine is a 1969 Miami graduate.
Sen. DeWine will meet informally with advanced students and faculty in the first part of the semester and later in the semester will co-teach a sprint course, Inside American Politics, with Ryan Barilleaux, chair of political science.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for Miami students to learn from a senior statesman with a long career in Ohio and Washington politics," said Barilleaux.
The course will cover recent American political issues in which DeWine has been strongly involved.
"It is incredibly exciting to have a person of Senator DeWine's accomplishments and stature rejoining the community, and for our students to have extraordinary access to him," said David Hodge, Miami's president. "We are obviously very proud of him as an alumnus and of his achievements as a senator. He personifies the Miami tradition, in that he has worked tirelessly and often quietly and very effectively to change the world, accomplishing a great deal while not drawing attention to himself."
DeWine, of Cedarville, will also be a visiting scholar at Cedarville University.
Before he served as U.S. senator, he served as Lt. Governor from 1991-1994, as a U.S. representative from 1983-1991, and in the Ohio Senate from 1981-1983. He was Greene Co. prosecutor from 1977-1981.
Also, Miami libraries will receive DeWine's official papers from his service in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
He is known, among other efforts, for his advocacy of children's health and safety, people with mental illness, small business owners and AIDS treatment worldwide.