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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    |    Administrators    |    Retired Faculty    |   Professors Emeriti

A-D

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

Richard Bales
Professor of Law
Education:

J.D., Cornell University
B.A., Trinity University


Joanne C. Brant
Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Case Western Reserve University, cum laude.
A.B., Cornell University

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

David C. Crago
Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., University of Michigan
A.B., Duke University

E-H

Kaylan Ellis
Technical Services Librarian and Instructor
Education:

MSLIS, University of Illinois
BA, Florida State University


Dallan Flake
Associate Professor of Law
Education:

JD, University of Michigan Law School

MS, Sociology, Brigham Young University

BS, Sociology and Latin American Studies, Brigham Young University

 


Bruce P. Frohnen
Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., Emory University School of Law
Ph.D., 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
JD, University of Virginia
BA, College of William and Mary 

Karen Hall
Director of Democratic Governance and Rule of Law LL.M and Associate 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

I-M

Dustin Johnston-Green
Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian and Assistant Professor
Education:

MS, SUNY at Buffalo
JD, SUNY at Buffalo Law School
BA, Ohio Wesleyan University


Jean-Marie Kamatali
Director of the Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law and 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

Deidré A. Keller
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Education:
J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law
B.A., Yale University

Melissa Kidder
Director of Legal Clinics and Assistant Professor of Law
Education:
Ohio Northern University, B.F.A. (2005) Ohio Northern University, J.D., with high distinction (2008)
Katrina (Katie) Kramer
Coordinator of Academic Support
Education:

J.D., Case Western University

B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University


Allison Mittendorf
Director 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

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

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

Liannie Parahoo
Staff Attorney; Assistant Director of Legal Clinics
Education:

J.D., with honors, Roger Williams School of Law

B.S., magna cum laude, Union College


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

Charles H. Rose III
Dean and Professor of Law
Education:

L.L.M., Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army

J.D., Notre Dame Law School

B.A., Indiana University at South Bend 


Rebecca Rosenberg
Assistant Professor of Law
Education:

B.A., Bryn Mawr College

J.D., Harvard Law School

LLM-Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center


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

Mara Smith
Assistant Director LL.M.
Education:

B.A. in English Literature from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

J.D. Capital University Law School

LL.M. in International Law Competition from Glasgow Graduate School of Law at the University of Glasgow Scotland 


T-Z

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

Bryan H. Ward
Professor of Law
Education:
Ph.D., 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



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




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



Retired Faculty

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



Kevin D. Hill
Professor of Law
Education:
LL.M., Temple University School of Law
J.D., Northern Kentucky University
B.S., University of Kentucky



Louis F. Lobenhofer
Professor of Law Emeritus
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



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