Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of 13 education law professionals who set a course for success each year. This balanced group represents a stakeholder cross-section and is focused on the needs of the organization as a whole. The Board of Directors meets at the beginning and end of the annual conference, and during a special two-day meeting in May at the ELA headquarters. Members of the Executive Committee each serve a one-year term, and the remaining directors serve three-year terms.


Kenneth E. Lane, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA




Patrick D. Pauken, J.D., Ph.D., Secretary to the Board of Trustees/Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH



woodVice President

R. Craig Wood, Professor, Educational Administration & Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL



william-throImmediate Past President

William E. Thro, J.D., M.A., General Counsel, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY



blanchardBoard Member

Joy Blanchard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Higher Education, Florida International University, Miami FL



kevin-bradyBoard Member

Kevin P. Brady, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC



CDieterichcropBWBoard Member

Cynthia A. Dieterich, Ph.D., Visiting Faculty, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH



haglundBoard Member

Wayne Haglund, J.D., Attorney at Law, Haglund Law Firm P.C., Lufkin TX



mark-lineburgBoard Member

Mark Lineburg, Ed.D., Superintendent, Bristol Virginia Public Schools, Bristol VA



lynn-scottBoard Member

Lynn Rossi Scott, J.D., Shareholder, Brackett and Ellis, P.C., Fort Worth TX



leslie-stellmanBoard Member

Leslie R. Stellman, J.D., Attorney, Pessin Katz Law, P.A. Towson MD



jeffrey-sunBoard Member

Jeffrey C. Sun, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Leadership/ Higher Education; Affiliate Associate Professor of Law, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks ND


Walker BBoard Member

Dannelle Walker, J.D., Tennessee Board of Education, Nashville, TN


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