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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.


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.

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.

Benchmark | Winter 2016