He will begin teaching an entertainment law class at Georgetown Law as a professor this week, according to his office.
His role at Georgetown will come after the precedent set by former second lady — and now, first lady — Jill Biden, who worked as a community college teacher during the Obama administration. She has said she plans to continue to teach even in her new role.
Emhoff has said he will devote time as second gentleman to social justice issues and other projects in support of the Biden administration. Emhoff tweeted the day after the inauguration that he is looking to his predecessors in the role for inspiration.
“I’ll always remember generations of women have served in this role before me — often without much accolade or acknowledgment. It’s their legacy of progress I will build on as Second Gentleman,” he said.
On Thursday, Emhoff is scheduled to participate in his first solo event as second gentleman, visiting a Washington, DC, nonprofit organization that supports healthy food distribution for those in need.
Emhoff’s tweet about his new dictionary entry descriptor included an echo of the phrase Harris has used to define her own historic post: “I might be the first, but I won’t be the last.”