Former Gov. Bob McDonnell will become a government professor at his alma mater, Regent University, in January.
McDonnell will help create the Governor’s Center for Federalism and Civility, which will help state government understand its place in a federal society.
In September 2014, McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of public corruption, but the U.S. Supreme Court in June unanimously overturned the conviction.
McDonnell, who earned a law degree from Regent, said he had long considered becoming a teacher.
“During my painful journey through the justice system after I left the governor’s office, I came to the realization that politics and polls are much less important than people and policies,” McDonnell said in a statement.
This story originally appeared on PilotOnline.com.