Stephen B. and Lisa S. Bonner Distinguished Chair
President and Dean
B.A. summa cum laude, 1981, Columbia College at Columbia University
M.A., 1982, Columbia University School of International Affairs
J.D. magna cum laude, 1990, Harvard Law School
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: president and dean, 2015-.
William Mitchell College of Law: president and dean, 2015.
Defiance College: president, 2009-2015.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law: dean and professor of law, 2002-2009.
Columbia University School of International Affairs: associate professor, 1996-2002; director, Urban Habitat Project, 1997-2002.
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development: general deputy assistant secretary for community planning and development, 1994-96; deputy assistant secretary for operations, 1993-94.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed: associate, 1990-92.
Kennedy School of Government and Harvard College: teaching fellow/teaching assistant, 1988-90.
Governor of New York’s office: assistant to the secretary to the governor, 1985-87; executive chamber staff, 1983-85.
Consulting and Professional Activities
State Legislation: Coordination of study and analysis regarding New York State economic development and taxation policies for New York State Bar Association, Committee on State Legislation (2000-2001).
Waste Management: Co-director of Integrated Waste Management Project to examine alternative approaches to waste disposal after closure of Fresh Kills landfill (2000-2001).
Financial Management: Produced a variety of products for World Bank as well as assisting in development of training programs and training materials for local officials regarding basic financial management as well as capital markets development and credit ratings. Developed training manual which was made into CD-ROM for use of World Bank Institute and its trainees (1998 – 2000).
National Urban/Housing Policy: Consultant/part-time employee, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, providing advice on range of budgetary, policy, legislative and administrative matters to the Secretary of the Department (1997).
Leadership and Service
Member, Twin Cities Chapter World Presidents Organization. Former member, New York State Bar Association. Former member, Defiance Rotary. Past President and Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Community Enhancement at Columbia University, Inc. Past Second Vice President and Member of Columbia Community Service. Past member of the Forum of International Researchers on Human Settlements.