Dean Streib served as the Law Dean at Ohio Northern University (1996-2000), then moving to Professor and, in 2011, to Professor Emeritus. During his 40-year career in legal education (1971-2010), he taught law to over 6,000 students at nine institutions, including Duke University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Cleveland State University, and the University of San Diego.
His research has generated over 300 books, book reviews, chapters, articles and papers. His work on the death penalty for juveniles has made him the world’s leading authority in that field, and the United States Supreme Court has cited Streib’s work 28 times in 7 cases. He was co-counsel in that Court’s 1988 landmark case, Thompson v. Oklahoma (1988), which held that the death penalty could not be imposed upon 15-year-old offenders, and his research was instrumental in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Roper v. Simmons (2005) holding the death penalty for all juveniles unconstitutional. He also is recognized as a leading authority on the death penalty for women. He is a member of the Indiana and Federal Bars and has testified as an expert witness in death penalty trials in six states.