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The University of Kentucky is seeking a leader to serve as dean of the J. David Rosenberg College of Law. This individual will provide leadership and direction for the educational, research and service work of the college.


Leadership Profile

Leadership Profile

Search Update

After an extensive search for a new dean of the J. David Rosenberg College of Law at the University of Kentucky, three finalists participated in campus forums and meetings. The outstanding finalists represented a diverse pool of candidates who engaged with the community in several ways. 

After the forums, UK community members had the opportunity to submit feedback through a webform on the search webpage. 

Search Advisory Committee

The Provost has appointed the following members to the search advisory committee, consisting of faculty, staff, students and alumni. As we get further into the process, we will seek campus-wide input.

  • Ana Franco-Watkins — Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • George Wright — Professor, History; Senior Adviser to the President 
  • Jennifer Barber, Alumnus, J. David Rosenberg College of Law (Law); Partner, Frost Brown Todd LLP 
  • Zachary “Zack” Bray, Professor, Law 
  • Tina Brooks, Librarian, Law 
  • Nikki Brown, Associate Professor, History; University Senate Representative 
  • Joshua “Josh” Douglas, Professor, Law 
  • Amy Eason, Director of Career Development, Law 
  • Melissa Henke, Professor, Law 
  • D’lorah Hughes, Associate Professor, Law 
  • Douglas “Doug” Michael, Professor, Law 
  • John Minton, Jr., Alumnus, J. David Rosenberg College of Law; Former Chief Justice of Kentucky 
  • Michael “Mike” Murray, Associate Professor, Law 
  • Paul Salamanca, Professor, Law 
  • Beau Steenken, Librarian, Law 
  • Kamryn Stewart, Graduate Student, Law; Student Government Association Representative 
  • Christine Wildes, Associate Director of Innovation Training and Entrepreneurial Programs, UK Innovate; Staff Senate Representative