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J.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

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Illinois State University

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Iowa City, IA

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  • Ph.D. Educational Administration, May 1986; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Emphasis: Education Law
  • J.D. With Distinction, May 1983; The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa. Admitted to practice law in the state of Iowa on June 17, 1983 by examination
  • B.A. With High Distinction, May 1980; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Major: German/Secondary Education


  • Education Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Employment Law, Contract Law


  • Policy research; policy analysis; policy drafting
  • Instruction and mentoring doctoral level students in-person, hybrid, and on-line
  • Chairing doctoral dissertations,
  • Editing academic journals and student scholarship
  • Facilitating committee/group work to achieve objectives
  • Curriculum development; development of on-line coursework
  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Research and writing in a variety of formats
  • Communication – oral, written, and on-line


  • Adjunct Faculty, Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs, Pace University, January 2022 to present
  • Associate Professor, Educational Administration, Illinois State University, August 2000 to present, Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, August 1996 through July 2000
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Higher Education, The University of Florida. Summer 2011.
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, August 1995 through July 1996.
  • Attorney in Private Practice, admitted to the Iowa Bar by examination, June 1983 Elizabeth T. Cooper, Attorney at Law, 1983 – 1995 Timmerman Law Offices, 2015 to present


  • 2 Books Lugg, Elizabeth T., Susan Jacob, and Dawn M. Decker. “Ethics and the Law for School Psychologists, Seventh Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, New Jersey, 2016; 2021 Lugg, Elizabeth T. and Blacker, David J., “Professional Responsibility and Ethics for Illinois Educators, First Edition, Educator Ethics Series, Omni Publishers: Bulverde, Texas, 2010.
  • 10 Book Chapters
  • More than 100 Refereed and Invited Publications and Presentations in the area of P12 and Higher Education Law
  • Contributor: Higher Education Court Decisions, Education Law Reporter, 2009 through present
  • Editor: Education Law Update, 2020 through present
  • Editor and Primary Author, Illinois School Law Quarterly and Illinois School Law and Policy Journal, 1996 through 2015


  • Phi Beta Kappa Senior Academic Honor Society
  • Mortar Board Senior Academic Honor Society
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Ethics and Professional Practices [1991 – 1995]
    • Committee on Professionalism [1990-1995]
    • Committee on Juvenile Law [1990-1995]
    • Section Council Solo and Small Firm [2016 to present]
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Education Law Association [Member, Board of Directors 2018 – 2021]
  • University Council of Educational Administration