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Ledbetter and Lee Receive Higher Ed Awards


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Dean Darby Dickerson with Beverly Ledbetter and Professor Peter Lake.

Dean Darby Dickerson with Beverly Ledbetter and Professor Peter Lake. Click for high-resolution image.

Beverly Ledbetter and Barbara A. Lee, Ph.D., both received prestigious awards from Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at the 31st Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education.

Ledbetter, vice president and general counsel of Brown University, received this year’s Facilitator Award, and Lee, a professor and former dean of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, received the William A. Kaplin Award at the conference on Feb. 21 in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to her role at Brown University, Ledbetter lectures frequently on higher education issues including employment, civil rights, sexual and racial harassment, and federal regulatory compliance, and is regarded as an expert in the field of higher education law. She is on the faculty of the management development program at Harvard University and has been an adjunct professor at Harvard.

Professor William A. Kaplin with Professor Barbara A. Lee, Professor Peter Lake and Dean Darby Dickerson.

Professor William A. Kaplin with Professor Barbara A. Lee, Professor Peter Lake and Dean Darby Dickerson. Click for high-resolution image.

Lee is a professor of human resource management at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has previously directed the Center for Women and Work and chaired the department of Human Resource Management at Rutgers. Lee has made numerous presentations on topics including faculty with disabilities, educational freedom and faculty rights, and comparative higher education law in the U.S. and in the U.K. She has also co-authored books on higher education law with Professor William A. Kaplin, the Kaplin Award’s namesake.

Stetson created the Facilitator Award to honor educators who embody the values and principles articulated in The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University, co-authored by professors Robert Bickel and Peter Lake. The Kaplin Award honors outstanding scholarly work related to higher education law and policy, and is named for William A. Kaplin, award-winning education and constitutional law professor, leading book author in the field, and distinguished professorial lecturer and senior fellow in the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson.

To learn more about upcoming higher education programs at Stetson, please visit the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy’s Web site at http://www.law.stetson.edu/excellence/HigherEd/ or call 727-562-7392.