Stetson University

Speakers - National Conference on Law and Higher Education

*Confirmed Speakers

Mark Alexander, J.D.
Partner, Alexander DeGance Barnett
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Kristina Anderson
Founder, Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools
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Dave Armstrong, J.D.
President/CEO, Thomas More College
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Tim Birtwistle
Professor Emeritus, Leeds Beckett University
Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
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Fred Bonner, Ed.D.
Professor and Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership
Prairie View A&M University
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Debbie Brown, J.D.
Of Counsel, Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing P.A.

S. Daniel Carter
Director of 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI)
VTV Foundation
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Scott Coffina, J.D.
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Elizabeth Conklin, J.D.
Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, ADA Coordinator
University of Connecticut

Alan B. Davis
Executive Director
VTV Family Outreach Foundation
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Jen Day Shaw, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
University of Florida
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Jean Demchak, CPCU
Managing Director, Marsh USA, Inc.
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Gene Deisinger, Ph.D.
Managing Partner, SIGMA Threat Management Associates, P.A.
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Laura Dunn, J.D.
Founder and Executive Director, SurvJustice
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Carolyn Egan, J.D.
General Counel
Florida State University
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Nicole Fournier Gelston, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
University of Connecticut
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Lucy France, J.D.
General Counsel
University of Montana
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Leslie Gomez, J.D.
Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
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Oren Griffin, J.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law,
Mercer University School of Law
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Sarah Hardestay Bray
Editor-in-chief, Trusteeship magazine
Vice President of Communications and Marketing,
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
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Steven Healy
Managing Partner, Margolis Healy & Associates LLC
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James Kessler
Consultant, Salome Heyward & Associates
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Connie J. Kirkland, MA
National Certified Counselor
Director, NOVACares Office
Manager, Sexual Assault Services
Northern Virginia Community College

Peter Lake, J.D.
Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy,
Stetson University College of Law
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Bev Ledbetter, J.D.
Vice President and General Counsel, Brown University
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Richard S. Levick, J.D.
Chairman & CEO, LEVICK
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Ginene Lewis, J.D.
Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Cindi Love, Ed.D.
Executive Director, ACPA-College Student Educators International
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Thomas Major Jr., J.D.
Corporate Counsel & Strategy Officer
Lumina Foundation
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George S. McClellan, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
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Miriam McKendall, J.D.
Partner, Holland and Knight LLP
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Holiday McKiernan, J.D.
Chief of Staff and General Counsel
Lumina Foundation
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Brian J. Mistler, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Students, Director of Health Services
Ringling College of Art and Design
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Lawrence Morris, J.D., LL.M
General Counsel
Catholic University
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Melissa Nelson, J.D.
McGuire Woods
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Jeffrey J. Nolan, J.D.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew P.C.
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Karen Pennington, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life
Montclair State University
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Jacob Rooksby, M.Ed, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Law
Duquesne University School of Law

Charles H. Rose III, J.D., LL.M.
Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy
Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Stetson University College of Law
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Charles P. Rose, J.D.
Former General Counsel, United States Department of Education
Shareholder, Hogan Marren Ltd.

Laura Rothstein, J.D.
Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Jody Shipper, J.D.
Director of the Office Equity & Diversity
University of Southern California
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Bob Smith, J.D.
Partner, Demoura Smith LLP
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Gina Smith, J.D.
Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
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William Thro, J.D.
General Counsel, University of Kentucky
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Kim Vansell, M.S.
Director, National Center for Campus Public Safety
Margolis Healy & Associates LLC
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Anthony Walesby, J.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and the Senior Director of the Office of Institutional Equity
University of Michigan
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Emily Yoffe
Contributor to Slate
Author of the Dear Prudence advice column
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