Professor Joshua Dressler Selected Distinguished University Lecturer
Moritz Professor Joshua Dressler, consistently considered among the top five criminal law scholars in the country, was one of only two faculty members to be named Ohio State University Distinguished Lecturer for 2004-2005.
Chosen from among more than 3,000 faculty members at the university, each recipient presents a scholarly lecture open to the university community and the general public, and receives an award of $5,000 from the Office of Academic Affairs to support an academic program or project of his or her choice.
"Professor Dressler is a renowned and respected scholar, a frequent public speaker to academic and non-academic audiences, and the field in which he writes and teaches will clearly hold the interest of -- and we would predict, inspire considerable discussion among -- members of his audience," Moritz College of Law Dean Nancy Rogers wrote in Professor Dressler's nomination letter.
Professor Dressler has been a visiting professor at University of Michigan, University of California - Berkeley, UCLA, University of California at Davis, and the University of Iowa. When Professor Dressler arrived at the Moritz College of Law, he was instrumental in creating the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. He currently serves as the co-managing editor. He also was the editor-in-chief for the four-volume Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, the author of two treatises in his field, two casebooks used by law schools throughout the country, and more than two dozen scholarly articles published in major law journals in the United States and England.
Professor Dressler joins two other Moritz College of Law professors, Ruth Colker and Deborah Jones Merritt, who were honored in the recent past as University Distinguished Lecturers.