Administration

Florida State University College of Law has an administration that is highly accessible to students, faculty and alumni, and is dedicated to enhancing the learning environment at the College of Law.


Dean's Office

Erin O'Hara O'Connor
Dean and McKenzie Professor

Shawn J. Bayern
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Larry and Joyce Beltz Professor of Torts

Catherine Miller
Assistant Dean for Administration

Glenda L. Thornton
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Laura Sellati
Juris Master Program Director


Programmatic Deans

David E. Landau
Associate Dean for International Programs
and Mason Ladd Professor

Hannah Wiseman
Associate Dean for Environmental Programs
and Attorneys' Title Professor

Jeffrey H. Kahn
Associate Dean for Business Law Programs
and Harry W. Walborsky Professor 

Courtney Cahill
Associate Dean for Research
and Donald Hinkle Professor

Manuel A. Utset, Jr.
Associate Dean for Juris Master Programs
and William & Catherine VanDercreek Professor


Office of Admissions

Jennifer Kessinger
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Lydia Florence
Associate Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives


Office of Academic Programs

Maribel Roig
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs

Anna Shum
Registrar & Director of Academic Programs


Office of Student Advancement

Nancy Benavides
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Morgan Applegate
Assistant Director for Student Affairs


Career Services and Professional Development Center

Debra Henley
Assistant Dean for Career Services and Professional Development

Alisa Duke
Assistant Director of Career Services and Professional Development


Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

Becky B. Shepherd
Executive Director of Alumni Outreach and Engagement

Justin J. Ferretti
Assistant Director for Alumni Affairs

Hovik Arakelian
Director of Development

Joshua Harkness 
Development Officer 


Research Center

Elizabeth Farrell
Director of Research Center

Katie Crandall
Associate Director of Research Center


Communications Office

Christi N. Morgan
Director of Communications

Beth Pannell
Assistant Director of Communications

Hannah Akin
Communications Coordinator


Technology Office

Matt Mortimer
Director of Technology

Dominic Marino
Assistant IT Director


Fiscal Office

Erin Westberry
Director of Finance

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