Former FBI Director James Comey is set to move on, career wise, this time as a college professor, joining the ranks of his own alma mater, the College of William and Mary. Comey will join the faculty this fall. (See video below)
The course the former FBI director will be teaching is on ethical leadership. James Comey will serve as a nontenured executive professor in education with the school he previously attended. Reportedly, Comey’s ethical leadership course will be held in fall 2018, the spring of 2019, as well as the 2019 summer semester.
Comey, in a statement, said of his upcoming gig:
‘I am thrilled to have the chance to engage with William & Mary students about a vital topic — ethical leadership.’
In the statement, Comey continued:
‘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 the government, is the challenge of our time. There is no better place to teach and learn about it than the W&M Washington Program.’
Donald Trump dismissed the former FBI director from his position in May of 2017, citing that Comey had “lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike.” Since his exit from the FBI, Comey has remained in the public eye.
Comey’s venture into education started last summer, when he agreed to give a convocation speech, along with a series of lectures at Howard University. While welcoming students to the school, the former FBI director experienced heckling, with protesters shouting:
‘Get out, James Comey!’ and: ‘You’re not our homie!’
Although there were protesters, officials at Howard University, along with other people in the audience, encouraged the hecklers to let Comey speak without interruption.
You can watch Comey giving a convocation speech at Howard University in the video below, courtesy of PBS: