Faculty and Staff


Dennis Hirsch

Director, Program on Data and Governance
Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law
Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
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Professor Hirsch’s research interests lie at the intersection of governance theory and information privacy law. He writes extensively about European data protection law, comparative information privacy law, and the instructive similarities between environmental law and privacy regulation. In 2010, he served as a Fulbright Senior Professor at the University of Amsterdam where he produced a leading study on collaborative Dutch data protection regulation. Professor Hirsch has published articles in the Illinois Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Administrative Law Review and numerous other law journals. He is the co-author (with Jerry Anderson) of Environmental Law Practice: Problems and Exercises for Skills Development (Carolina Academic Press), a textbook adopted at over thirty law schools. At Moritz, he teaches courses on Information Privacy Law, Big Data Law and Policy, and Environmental Law. Full bio.

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Christina Drummond

Program Manager, Program on Data and Governance
Senior Analyst
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Ms. Drummond’s background combines over twenty years of technology policy and management experience across tech start-ups, not-for-profits, and academia. She serves on the MORPC Regional Data Advisory Committee’s Data Policy Needs Survey and Toolkit Working Group, supports the development of Smart Columbus’ Data Privacy Plan, and participates in the Civic Data Privacy Leaders Network.  When not growing the Program on Data and Governance and its network of champions, she conducts applied research on the policy dimensions of data governance and innovation.  Prior to joining Moritz, she directed strategic initiatives at the Educopia Institute and University of North Texas and founded the Technology and Civil Liberties project at the ACLU of Washington. She has also worked with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Internet2, the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Innovation Grant program, and Washington State’s Sunshine Committee and Access to Justice Board. She also carries a rich history of presenting at conferences and developing knowledge-sharing, collective impact networks.