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Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA
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Leadership

James W. Houck
Interim Dean

James W. Houck joined the law school in 2012 upon his retirement as the 41st Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy and Vice Admiral. He was the principal military legal counsel to the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations. He led 2,300 attorneys, enlisted legal staff, and civilian employees of the worldwide Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Dean Houck is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served as a member of the Secretary of Defense's Independent Review Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military, the Hoover Institute's Arctic Security Initiative, and the Easter Seals Command Council, which supports military service members, veterans, their families, and families of the fallen.

Victor Romero
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

Steven Hinckley
Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law

David Kaye
Associate Dean of Research

Amanda DiPolvere
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Keith Elkin
Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Cheryl "Cheri" A. Gallagher
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Matt Gardner
Assistant Dean for Digital Learning and Information Technology

Russ Shaffer
Assistant Dean for Operations and Planning

Stephen G. Barnes
Assistant Dean of Graduate and International Programs​

Randolph C. Reliford
Assistant Dean for Career Services