Anthony (Tony) Mills is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies the federal government’s role in scientific research and innovation as well as how to integrate scientific expertise into our governing institutions. He also focuses on the relationship between expert knowledge and democratic governance. Dr. Mills is concurrently a senior fellow at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy and a scholar associate at the Society of Catholic Scientists.
Before joining AEI, Dr. Mills was a resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute, where he launched and led a program on science policy and also served as associate vice president for policy. Previously, he was managing editor of RealClear Media Group and editor of RealClearPolicy. Dr. Mills has worked for numerous publications, including The New Atlantis, Big Questions Online, and several academic publications, and has held positions at Williams & Jensen, the Manhattan Institute, and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Dr. Mills’ writings on science, technology, public policy, philosophy, and religion have appeared in Politico, Slate, RealClearPolitics, The Hill, The Fulcrum, National Review, Washington Examiner, Law & Liberty, National Affairs, City Journal, First Things, Issues in Science and Technology, The New Atlantis, and various peer-reviewed journals. He is currently writing a book about federal science policy.
Dr. Mills holds a PhD and an MA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in philosophy, French, and comparative literature from Northwestern University, where he also completed an MA in French.