Politics | August 24, 2017 10:27 am

Former FBI Director James Comey Takes Post at Historically Black College

Howard University has appointed Comey as a part-time lecturer and public policy chair.

Former FBI director James Comey. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Former FBI Director James Comey has been hired by Howard University to serve as the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy and lead a lecture series during the 2017-2018 school year, Time reports.

“[Comey’s] expertise and understanding of the challenges we continue to face today will go a long way in sparking rich discussion and advancing meaningful debates across campus,” Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick said in a statement released Wednesday.

“I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today,” Comey said in the statement.

Comey was abruptly fired by President Trump in May after top Department of Justice officials recommended his ouster over Comey’s handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. The decision was met with widespread criticism, Time notes, as Comey was overseeing the investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia leading up to the 2016 election.