A University of Minneapolis professor has resigned from his post after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced on social media.
The Minnesota Star Tribune reported Tuesday that the professor, David E. Miller, has resigned after the university announced the resignation of his deputy, Stephanie J. Kornfield.
Miller is the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
The college is a private university.
Miller has denied any wrongdoing.
Krosnick, the school’s provost, said in a statement that Miller’s resignation is “the appropriate step for a person who has violated the University’s code of conduct and has been removed from office.
He is a valued member of the university community and the entire University community.”
Miller’s accuser, who also works for the university, has told The Associated Press that she was raped in an office at the school.
She is a junior majoring in sociology and is now studying for her master’s degree.
She said Miller raped her in his office while she was asleep.
Miller was a student at the university at the time, the Associated Press reported.
Miller said in an interview with the AP that he “felt like he was doing what I wanted to do, but I was being too aggressive and he didn’t respect me enough.”
Miller has been on paid administrative leave since the university confirmed that Krosick had notified the university’s dean of students.
The university’s disciplinary process for sexual harassment is based on a university’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures, and it has not announced any decisions about the matter.
The Associated News first reported Miller’s departure.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, a public university, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Miller did not respond to emails seeking comment Tuesday.
He told The AP that “no action was taken” against him.
“I feel like I’ve done something wrong.
I don’t feel like it was my fault,” he said.
“But I feel like that I made the decision to resign because of what’s going on at the University of Missouri.”
The Associated Students of the University at Minneapolis said Miller had been the university chair since 2014.
The group called on the university to remove Miller, a black man, from his position and called for his resignation.
The statement said that the student body is “disgusted” and “disappointed” by the news of Miller’s termination.
“The university is not a safe place for our students to work, and we demand the immediate removal of David Miller from office,” the group said.