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Former Gov. McDonnell Will Become a Professor at Regent University 

click to enlarge Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, smiles as he and his wife, Maureen, are greeted by friends and supporters during a victory party in Virginia Beach. Supporters were celebrating the Supreme Court unanimously overturning Bob McDonnell's conviction.

Todd L. Spencer

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, smiles as he and his wife, Maureen, are greeted by friends and supporters during a victory party in Virginia Beach. Supporters were celebrating the Supreme Court unanimously overturning Bob McDonnell's conviction.

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.

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