Occupation, Area of Specialty, and Institutional Affiliation
Associate Professor of Business Law at Indiana University
ArcelorMittal USA UG Faculty Fellow
Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, and Vice Provost for Educational Inclusion and Diversity at Indiana University
Field: Law: Business Law, Ethics, Environmental Law, Sustainable Development
Number of years that you’ve been in your specialty
Full Career > 15 years
Certifications: Indiana Bar Association
Highest Degree Earned
Juris Doctorate – IU Law School
Awards, Honors, & Certifications
- Junior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, August 2000 (awarded to only one junior faculty member in the nation)
- Winner of the Outstanding Environment and Business Paper, presented by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1999 (co-author/co-winner: Eric Richards)
- Alpha Kappa Psi Award for Outstanding Effort in Teaching, 1999
- Harry C. Sauvain Teaching Excellence Award, for outstanding undergraduate teaching, 2000
- Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, IU, 1999, 1998, 1997
- Invited speaker for the Hurst Seminar (speech on jurisdictional defenses to environmental citizen suit complaints), University of Florida, 2000
My professors – they taught me drive and determination. My coaches in High School – they taught me to never give up on my goals.
You practice one of 330 great occupations that require years of preparation. What things most helped you to succeed in training for your profession and in practice of your profession?
“I wanted to be an attorney since I was 5 years old. I worked toward this goal throughout college and ultimately worked for the city of Indianapolis. From there I worked for the Office of the Attorney General. Next I worked for the Department of Justice. I eventually came back to I.U. and accepted a position as a tenure track professor. I am currently an ArcelorMittal Program faculty Fellow, and Chair of Kelly School of Business Honors program”.