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Stetson Law professor named inaugural associate dean of faculty development and distance education


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Gulfport, Fla. - Professor Ellen S. Podgor has been named the inaugural associate dean of faculty development and distance education at Stetson University College of Law, beginning June 1.

“I am excited about working at Stetson,” said Professor Podgor. “The faculty is dynamic, caring, and student-oriented. Bringing new forms of distance learning to Stetson will contribute to the breadth of the college’s offerings.”

Dean Podgor comes to Stetson from Georgia State University College of Law. A former deputy prosecutor and defense attorney, Podgor teaches in the areas of white collar crime, federal criminal law, criminal law and international criminal law.

Last year, she adapted her online international criminal law course for law students from Loyola University in New Orleans who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

She co-authors a popular blog analyzing white-collar crime on the Web at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/. Additionally, Dean Podgor is the co-author of books on white collar crime, criminal law and international criminal law, and has authored numerous law review articles and opinion editorials.

A member of the American Law Institute, Dean Podgor is also on the board of directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is an honorary member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.