Michael Whiteman is now interim dean of Chase College of Law, after serving as a co-acting dean since November.
• How he views his new role: “I see my job as facilitating the student’s transition from law school to practice. By insuring the quality of our program, while maintaining and building relationships with our alumni and community, I strive to create opportunities for our students when they leave Chase.”
• The experience he brings: He has taught courses in criminal law and legal research, and has served as associate dean for law library services and information technology. He has chaired law school committees and overseen many aspects of daily operations. He joined the faculty in July 2002.
• His professional resume: Dean Whiteman has spoken at national and regional conferences on matters involving law libraries and legal research, and has published law review articles in the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and the UCLA Law Review Discourse.
• His education: Dean Whiteman earned a Juris Doctor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Simmons College, and a Bachelor of Arts at Concordia University. He was admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
His appointment as interim dean through the 2018-19 academic year became effective June 1. “Chase can move confidently to the future because our faculty and alumni are so involved in helping to shape it,” he says.