Briefing Room


University trustees promote faculty, approve appointments

July 23, 2012 | Faculty

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved multiple appointments and promotions for faculty members of the Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

At their June meeting, the trustees approved the following:

  • Cinnamon Carlarne was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective Sept. 1. A leading expert in environmental law and climate change law and policy, Carlarne’s scholarship focuses on the evolution of domestic and international environmental governance and includes a book on comparative climate change law and policy with Oxford University Press. Carlarne earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and she holds a B.C.L. and master’s degree in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford. She is on the editorial board for the Climate Law journal and the newly established Transnational Environmental Law Journal.
  • Sarah Rudolph Cole was appointed the John W. Bricker Professor of Law, effective July 1. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Cole practiced labor and employment law with firms in Seattle and Chicago before joining the faculty at Creighton University School of Law. Cole is the director of the Program on Dispute Resolution at Ohio State, where she focuses her research on legal issues and policy that have arisen due to increased use of alternative dispute resolution. She is the co-author of the leading treatise in the field of mediation and one of the leading dispute resolution casebooks in the country.
  • Edward B. Foley was appointed the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Professor for the Administration of Justice and the Rule of Law, effective July 1. He is the director of Election Law @ Moritz, the nonpartisan research, education, and outreach program that focuses on issues pertaining to how elections are held. One of the nation’s preeminent experts on election law, Foley teaches and writes in all areas of the law, including ways to improve resolving disputed elections. He has been asked to lead a new American Law Institute project on election law. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Foley clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and, in 1999, served as the State Solicitor in the office of Ohio’s Attorney General.
  • Stephanie Hoffer was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective Sept. 1. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, she also received her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. Hoffer has practiced in the tax department of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and clerked for Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Her research focuses on international and comparative taxation, tax-exempt and governmental entities, and commercial transactions. She teaches International Taxation, Tax Policy, and Contracts.
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Garry Jenkins was promoted to the rank of professor, effective Sept. 1. He specializes in law and philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and civil rights in education. Jenkins also is the co-director of the College’s Program on Law and Leadership, a multifaceted education and development initiative to advance the theory and practice of leadership among lawyers. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, Jenkins was chief operating officer and general counsel of The Goldman Sachs Foundation. He serves on the governing boards of his undergraduate alma mater, Haverford College, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.
  • Marc Spindelman was appointed the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law, effective July 1. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Spindelman’s scholarship focuses on certain problems of inequality, chiefly in the context of sex and death. He regularly teaches courses on Family Law, Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Bioethics and Public Health Ethics, and Sexual Violence. Spindelman is consulted regularly by the press on a range of subjects, including constitutional law, the law and ethics of death and dying, and lesbian and gay rights.
  • Joseph B. Stulberg was appointed the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute resolution, effective July 1. He has been active in the field of alternative dispute resolution as a practitioner, scholar, and teacher since 1973. He has mediated disputes of national significance and has led the design and implementation efforts of numerous court-annexed, agency-based, and school mediation programs. Stulberg earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his Ph.D. in moral philosophy from the University of Rochester. Prior to his arrival at Ohio State in 1998, Stulberg formed the country’s first LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.