The following statement is the UNM response to provocative tweets made by Professor of Psychology Geoffrey Miller.



The University of New Mexico administration and faculty were surprised by Dr. Geoffrey Miller's tweet. We are deeply concerned about the impact of the statement, which in no way reflects the policies or admission standards of UNM. We are investigating every aspect of this incident and will take appropriate action.

When UNM's Department chair learned of the tweet, she contacted Professor Miller, who is currently on unpaid leave from UNM while at NYU.  He told her that his comment on Twitter was part of a research project. We are looking into the validity of this assertion, and will take appropriate measures. As members of the UNM community, we are all responsible for demonstrating good judgment when using social media or other communications vehicles.

Media Contact: Dianne Anderson, (505) 277-1807; email:






The following video is a interview from UNM Psychology Chair Jane Ellen Smith about this incident.