ELA Media Sources

These professionals from around the country have agreed to serve as expert sources for stories about legal controversies in education.*

*Note: all e-mail addresses protected from spambots.

Jon Anderson, JD
Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn, SC, Madison, WI
Focus: General Education Law; Labor & Employment Law

608-284-2610

David Alexander, Ed.D.
Virginia Tech
Focus: K-12 Education Law Issues

540-231-5642

Andrew Armagost, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Legislative & Research Assistant, Senate of Pennsylvania
Focus: Legislative Issues; School Finance Law

814-823-5551

Joy Blanchard, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University
Focus:Higher Education; Negligence/Student Safety in Higher Education; Collegiate Sports

337-380-3016

Al Bohl, Ph.D.
Consultant; Former Athletic Director
Focus: Higher Education Athletics
904-797-3055

Carole de Casal‐ Ed.D., MBA
Tennessee State University, Nashville TN
Focus: Education Law (ELL/ESL&Special Ed./OCR), Personnel Evaluation

719‐331‐6767

David C. Bloomfield ‐ J.D., MPA
Professor of Education Leadership, Law, & Policy, Brooklyn College and The City University of New York Graduate Center Urban Education Ph.D. Program
Focus: Federal, state, and local education politics; urban education policy; New York City schools
www.davidcbloomfield.com
718‐877‐6353

Susan Bon, JD, Ph.D
Professor, University of South Carolina
Focus: Special Education Law; Higher Education Law; Law, Ethics, and Leadership

803-777-2907

Kevin Brady, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Focus: Special Education, Fourth Amendment (Search & Seizure); Student Free Speech

919-714-2295

Kathleen Conn, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M.
Of Counsel, King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC, Bethlehem, PA, Lecturer, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Focus: Nearly any topic in education law; First Amendment Issues; Bullying & Harassment; Title IX

610-459-0367

Luke Cornelius, Ph.D., J.D.
University of North Florida
Focus: Higher Education
904-620-5748

Janet Decker, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Dept., Indiana University
Focus: Special Education; Charter Schools; Legal Literacy for Administrators

812-219-6264

Philip T.K. Daniel, J.D., Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Focus: First Amendment / Free Expression; Due Process; Child Abuse

614-361-1471

Craig DeVoto, M.A.
Research Assistant/Doctoral Student, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Focus: Federal education policy (ESEA); Principal and Teacher Preparation

630-308-0666

Cynthia Dieterich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University
Area of Professional Focus: Special Education; Assessment

703-304-0386

Joe Dryden, J.D., Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Texas Wesleyan University
Focus: First Amendment, Expression, Religion, Desegregation
817-600-5486

Robin L. Fankhauser
Focus: School-based Decision Making (KY statute), Implementation of same

502-262-0710

Wayne Haglund, J.D.
The Haglund Law Firm; Lufkin, TX
Focus: First Amendment; Employment Law; EEOC & OCR; Religion; Construction

936-639-0017

Brandan Keaveny, Ed.D.
Data Ethics, LLC
Focus: Data, Governance, Analytics, Privacy

585-944-6238

Christine Kiracofe, Ed.D.
Professor, Northern Illinois University
Focus: Desegregation; School Funding Litigation

847-848-5906

Roswell Lawrence, Jr., MBA, M.Div.
Focus: Higher Education Access, African-American Recruitment and Retention

706-319-1414

Ellery M. "Rick" Miller, MA
Education Consultant
Focus: Title IX, Bullying, Sexual Harassment, conflict resolution

410-952-2604

Kathryn McCary, JD
Focus: New York State and Federal School Law, Public Sector Labor Relations
Executive Director, Professional Development & Training Center, Inc., Citizenship Law-Related Education Program

Martha McCarthy
Presidential Professor, Loyola Marymount University; Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus, Indiana University
Focus: First Amendment:; Religion and Speech Issues

310-338-5280

Julie Mead, Ph.D.
Focus: Special Education Law, Legal Issues with Parental School Choice (vouchers & charter schools)

608-263-3405

 

Kerry Brian Melear (“KB”), Ph.D.
Professor, University of Mississippi
Focus: Higher Education Law

662-801-2839

Eric “Rick” Mondschein
Education Consultant
Focus: Sexual Harassment, bullying, Title IX Sex Discrimination

518-935-3950

Robert J. O’Brien, Ph.D., J.D.
Attorney, Buckhannon, WV
Focus: Religion & law, ACLU in WV

304-472-2456

Patrick Pauken, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Bowling Green State University
Focus: Copyright (K-12 and higher education), First Amendment

Steve Permuth, Ed.D.
University of South Florida
Focus: First & Fourteenth Amendment Freedoms

813-977-4993

Barbara Qualls, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Focus: Discrimination / Civil Rights in Education, Transgender Students

972-351-7078

Dustin Robinson, M.Ed., Ph.D. Student
Focus: First Amendment, Policy, Religion, Student Rights

David Schimmel, J.D.
Professor Emeritus, U. Massachsettes-Amherst and Florida Atlantic University
Focus: Legal Literacy for Teachers

561-483-9322

Charles Russo ‐ M.Div; J.D.; Ed.D.
Professor, University of Dayton, Dayton OH
Focus: Religion, Special Ed., Higher Education, International Issues

937‐229‐3722
Cell: 937‐829‐5026

Lynn Rossi Scott, J.D.
Bracket & Ellis, PC., Fort Worth, TX
Focus: General School Law; Multiple Areas of legal practice

817-339-2464D.

Christopher Scott, M.Ed,
Doctoral Student
Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Focus: Urban Leadership Efficacy, Retention of Black Males in Education, Urban Leadership Theory

614-535-7778

David P. Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio
Focus: Educator Sexual Misconduct

210-289-7552

Kenneth S. Trump, MPA
President, National School Safety & Security Services
Focus: Pre-K-12 school safety, security, emergency preparedness & crisis communications

www.schoolsecurity.org
216-251-3067

Regina Umpstead, JD, Ph.D.
Focus: Charter Schools; Special Education; Teacher Evaluation

517-402-1470