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Ronald Sutton was named the new associate dean of the law school’s Tampa Bay campus following the retirement of Associate Dean Jeffrey Martlew. Sutton was Tampa Bay’s assistant dean and professor.

Leadership Promotions President and Dean Don LeDuc announced leadership promotions at the law school’s Lansing and Tampa Bay campuses.

Retired Brigadier General Michael C.H. McDaniel, professor of law and director of the Homeland Security Law LL.M. Program, has been appointed associate dean of the Lansing campus. McDaniel, an expert in constitutional law and national security law, is a former Brigadier General with the Michigan National Guard.

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Before joining the law school faculty in 2010, he served as the deputy assistant secretary for homeland defense strategy, prevention and mission assurance at the Pentagon. From 2003-2007, McDaniel served as director of homeland security for the state of Michigan. As associate dean, McDaniel will oversee all academic, student, and administrative matters at the Lansing campus.

Christine Church, who served as associate dean of the Lansing campus and team leader for the law school’s academic team, has been appointed associate dean of academic programs for the law school. Church, who practiced family law, domestic violence, and bankruptcy before

joining WMU-Cooley, has been an assistant dean and professor at the law school since 2006 and an associate dean since 2013. In her new role, Church will coordinate the law school’s assessment and learning outcomes initiatives, major curricular developments, and new weekend programs, which are scheduled to begin at the law school’s Auburn Hills and Tampa Bay campuses in May 2017.

Before joining WMU-Cooley in 2012, Sutton was president of Sutton Sports Management Company, where he was involved with worldwide representation of professional athletes, coaches and broadcasters. Previously, Sutton was an attorney-shareholder with Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap, of Lansing, Michigan, where his practice areas included commercial litigation, insurance law, family law, and sports law.

PRESIDENT AND DEAN DON LeDUC HAS APPOINTED THE FOLLOWING PROFESSORS TO SERVE AS AUXILIARY DEANS TO SUPPORT STUDENT INSTRUCTION, STUDENT SERVICES, ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING, AND THE SCHOOL’S AFFILIATION WITH WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY. AUBURN HILLS

Frank Aiello

Erika Breitfeld

Martha Moore

GRAND RAPIDS

Associate Professor Karen Fultz, was named assistant dean at the Tampa Bay Campus.

Professor Mable Martin-Scott will serve as the Lansing campus assistant dean. Martin-Scott, an expert in commercial transactions and unemployment law, joined the law school faculty in 2001. She has been chair of the Contracts Department since 2012 and has received the law school’s top faculty award for teaching excellence 11 times. Martin-Scott will assist in managing the operations of the Lansing campus.

Fultz was a partner with the law firm Cozen O’Connor in Atlanta, Georgia before joining WMU-Cooley in 2013. She was selected as a member of the Who’s Who of Black Atlanta and was named one of the Nation’s Best 40 Advocates Under 40 by the National Bar Association. Fultz is an expert in the areas of commercial and business litigation, subrogation and recovery litigation (products liability), family law, and business development. In addition to teaching substantive and practical skills in Torts and Equity and Remedies courses, she is very active in Tampa’s legal community. This includes the George Edgecomb Bar Association and various committees of the community’s other bar associations.

Tonya Krause-Phelan

Devin Schindler

David Tarrien

LANSING

Gary Bauer

Brad Charles

TAMPA BAY

Kathy Gustafson

Dan Matthews

Stevie Swanson

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