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Faculty Profiles

The College of Law faculty is comprised of nationally recognized leaders in the profession. Our faculty combines top-flight academic credentials with years of experience as practicing attorneys and an emphasis on quality teaching. Well known for their commitment to accessibility and personal interaction with students at ONU, the faculty also achieves national and international acclaim in the areas of scholarship and service. More than 50 percent of full-time ONU Law School faculty hold a Ph.D. or LL.M. degree in addition to their J.D.

Faculty by last name:    A–D   |   E–H   |   I–M    |    N–S    |   T–Z



Adjunct Faculty    |    Retired Faculty and Professors Emeriti    |   Administrators

A-D

Brian Anderson
Assistant Director of the LL.M. Program & Assistant Professor of Law
Education:

LL.M., Ohio Northern University
J.D., with high distinction, Ohio Northern University
MS, University of Illinois
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 


Name of Person
Nancy A. Armstrong
Director of the Law Library & Professor of Law
Education:
M.S., Drexel University
J.D., Boston College
A.B., Vassar College

Lauren Bartlett
Director of Law Clinics and Assistant Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law B.A., with honors, University of California at Davis
Name of Person
Joanne C. Brant
Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Case Western Reserve University, cum laude.
A.B., Cornell University

C. Antoinette (Toni) Clarke
C. Antoinette (Toni) Clarke
Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, Order of the Coif
B.S., Rochester Institution of Technology

Name of Person
David C. Crago
University Provost, Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., University of Michigan
A.B., Duke University

E-H

Howard N. Fenton III
Howard N. Fenton III
Director, Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law
Education:
J.D., with Honors, University of Texas School of Law
B.S., with Honors, University of Texas at Austin

Bruce P. Frohnen
Bruce P. Frohnen
Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Emory University School of Law
PhD, Government, Cornell University
M.A., University of California
B.A., California State University

Scott Douglas Gerber
Professor of Law
Education:
Ph.D., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia
B.A., College of William and Mary 

Karen Hall
Director of Democratic Governance and Rule of Law LL.M and Assistant Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Harvard Law School M.A., Security Studies, Georgetown School of Foreign Service B.A., Russian, Brigham Young University, magna cum laude
Kevin D. Hill
Kevin D. Hill
Professor of Law
Education:
LL.M., Temple University School of Law
J.D., Northern Kentucky University
B.S., University of Kentucky

I-M

Jean-Marie Kamatali
Associate Professor of Law
Education:
Ph.D., Karl-Franzens Universitat-Graz
MA, Notre Dame University
License en Droit, National University of Rwanda
Bachelier en Droit, National University of Rwanda

Deidre A. Keller
Associate Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law
B.A., Yale University

Melissa Kidder
Director of Legal Research and Writing
Education:
Ohio Northern University, B.F.A. (2005) Ohio Northern University, J.D., with high distinction (2008)
Daniel Kimmons
Reference Librarian & Visiting Assistant Professor
Education:
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois J.D., University of Illinois B.A., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh
Allison Mittendorf
Instructor of Legal Research and Writing
Education:

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Toledo College of Law

B.A., cum laude, University of Toledo


N-S

Name of Person
Nancy Ganong Neslund
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Education:
LL.M., New York University, Kenneson Foundation Scholar
J.D., Columbia University, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
B.A. (Economics), Willamette University, Cum Laude

Lauren A. Newell
Associate Professor of Law
Education:
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Georgetown University

Liam S. O'Melinn
Liam S. O'Melinn
Professor of Law
Education:
Ph.D., History, Yale University
J.D., Columbia Law School
B.A. History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Karen E. Powell
Assistant Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Stanford Law School B.A., Wesleyan University
David W. Raack
David W. Raack
Professor of Law
Education:
LL.M., Columbia University School of Law
LL.M., Temple University Law School
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
B.A., University of Kansas

Name of Person
Nancy Paine Sabol
Director of Academic Support and Associate Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.A., Ohio University, summa cum laude

Marcia Siebesma
Marcia Siebesma
Associate Law Librarian & Associate Professor
Education:
A.M.L.S., University of Michigan
B.A., Hope College

T-Z

Stephen C. Veltri
Stephen C. Veltri
Professor of Law
Education:
LL.M., Columbia University 
J.D., Georgetown University 
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Bryan H. Ward
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Education:
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Ohio Northern University

Adjunct Faculty

Scott L. Basinger
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. Ohio Northern University
M.B.A. University of Findlay
B.B.A. University of Toledo



Thomas B. Cochrane
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. University of Michigan
B.A. Albion College



Gregory S. Cooper
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. Duquense University
B.S. Purdue University



Darrel R. Davison
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Cornell University 
B.S., with distinction,Iowa State University



Karen Elliott
Adjunct Instructor in Legal Research & Writing
Education:
J.D., with distinction, Ohio Northern University
B.A., Youngstown State University



Mason Evans
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. George Washington University
B.A. Miami University



Steven G. Gentry
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. Northwestern
B.A. Standford



Kevin Hawley
Adjunct, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Education:
J.D., Duke University School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Syracuse University



Gayle E. Parkhill-Krein
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. summa cum laude, Ohio State University
B.A. cum laude, Miami University



Judge Reginald J. Routson
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. University of Toledo
M.A. Bowling Green State University
B.L.S. Bowling Green State University



Kevin Smith
Adjunt Criminal Practice
Education:

BS With Honors U.S. Coast Guard Academy
JD, Cum Laude, Cleveland-Marshall School of Law




L. Robert Thaxton
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. Ohio State University
B.A. Miami University of Ohio



Juergen A. Waldick
Adjunct Professor of Law
Education:
J.D. Ohio Northern University
B.A. American University



Retired Faculty and Professors Emeriti

Albert A. Baillis
Professor of Law Emeritus
Education:
LL.M, New York University
J.D., Case Western Reserve
A.B., Case Western Reserve



David J. Benson
Professor of Law Emeritus
Education:
J.D., Syracuse University
B.A., Michigan State University



Cecily A. Crider
Retired Director and Instructor of Legal Research and Writing
Education:
J.D., Ohio Northern University
B.A., Ohio Northern University



William Evans
Professor of Law Emeritus
Education:
J.D., Ohio Northern University
B.A., Ohio Northern University



Bruce Comly French
Retired Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Antioch College of Law
B.A., M.A., American University



Richard L. Haight
Professor of Law Emeritus
Education:

LL.M., in Taxation, Boston University
J.D., Suffolk University
A.B., Boston University




Louis F. Lobenhofer
Professor of Law
Education:
LL.M., University of Denver
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
A.B., College of William and Mary



John H. Martin
Professor of Law Emeritus
Education:
J.D., University of Michigan
A.B., Economics, University of Michigan
University College, London and London School of Economics



Victor Streib
Professor of Law Emeritus
Education:
J.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1970
B.S., Auburn University, 1966



David Warner
Professor of Law Emeritus
Education:

LL.M., University of Chicago
J.D., University of Nebraska
A.B., George Washington University




Sherry Young
Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Cum Laude; Harvard University
B.A., With High Honor; Michigan State University (James Madison College)