Search Committee Roster and Contact Information

Search Committee

Kemper E. Lewis, Search Committee Chair and Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Elizabeth Adelman, Vice Dean for Legal Information Services, Director, Charles B. Sears Law Library, School of Law

Mark Bartholomew, Professor, School of Law

Michael E. Cain, Professor, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Matthew Dimick, Professor, School of Law

Lucinda M. Finley, Frank G. Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, School of Law

James A. Gardner, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Bridget and Thomas Black Professor, School of Law

Mishuana Goeman, Professor and Chair, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Deja Graham, J.D. Student, School of Law

Robert Granfield, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Professor, Sociology

Michael J. Hecker, President, UB Law Alumni Association; Partner, Environmental Practice Leader, Hodgson Russ LLP

Angelyn McDuff, Director of the LAWR Program, Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research, School of Law

Lisa M. Mueller, Vice Dean for Communications, School of Law

Athena D. Mutua, Professor, Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, School of Law

Christopher A. Wightman, Chair, UB Law Dean’s Advisory Council; Partner, PJT Camberview 

Nomination and Application Procedure

The search committee is working with the assistance of Jett Pihakis of Russell Reynolds Associates.

Individuals nominated and those who wish to apply should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae. All nominations and applications should be sent electronially via email (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to

Contact the Search Committee

The search committee for the position of dean of the School of Law welcomes input and questions from the campus and community at any time during the search process.

Please offer your feedback, thoughts or questions on the search here.

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