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Jennifer L. Selin

Visiting Associate Teaching Professor of Law and Political Science


B.A., Lebanon Valley College
J.D., Wake Forest University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Jennifer L. Selin is a visiting Associate Teaching Professor of Law and Political Science and an attorney advisor at the Administrative Conference of the United States.  Her academic research explores the democratic accountability of the administrative state.  She has written extensively on the responsiveness of federal administrators to the President and Congress and how the legal structure of federal agencies affects policy implementation.  Dr. Selin’s scholarship has been published in law, political science, and public administration journals and has been utilized by the Obama, Trump, and Biden Administrations, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the media. 

Prior to joining Penn State Law, Dr. Selin was an assistant professor at the Universities of Illinois and Missouri. Before joining academia, she worked in private practice and specialized in federal electricity market regulation and alternative energy development, licensing, and regulation.  Dr. Selin is proud graduate of Lebanon Valley College and holds a J.D. from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.