Curriculum Vitae


BSEE Duke University, 1989, Electrical Engineering
MA University of Pennsylvania, 1994, History
JD Yale Law School, 2000
PhD Yale University, 2001

Professional Experience
2016–present President, Mills College
2008–2016 University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 2013–2016 Provost and Academic Dean
  • 2008–2016 Professor of Law
  • 2007–2008 Visiting Professor of Law
2000–2008 Rutgers University School of Law, Camden
  • 2006–2008 Professor of Law
  • 2006–2007 Director of Faculty Development
  • 2000–2006 Associate Professor of Law
1998–1999 Yale University
  • 1999 Visiting Lecturer, Yale College
  • 1998 Coker Teaching Fellow, Yale Law School
1989–1996 Officer, United States Air Force
  • Department of History, United States Air Force Academy
  • Space Operations Officer, United States Air Force
Professional Activities
2018–present Executive Board, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Leadership Group, Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2018–present Board of Directors, Women’s College Coalition
Division III Chancellors and Presidents Advisory Group, National Collegiate Athletic Association
2018–present Interim Chair, Executive Council, American Collegiate Athletic Association
2018–present Rotary Club of Oakland
2017–present Founding Member, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
2017–2018 Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Science, Engineering, and Medical Workplaces Committee, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2013–2014 Response Systems Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military, U.S. Department of Defense, Appointed by US House Armed Services Committee
2014–present Editorial Board, Critical Military Studies
2012 Uniform Law Commission’s Model Veterans Court Act Study Committee
2011–2018 Board of Directors, National Institute of Military Justice (2011-2014, President)
2008–2014 Co-Legal Director, The Palm Center
2006–present  American Law Institute
Expert Witness
2018 Joint Hearing of the Assembly Higher Education Committee and Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance on “Closing the Degree Gap,” California State Assembly
2017 Congressional Women’s Caucus Hearing to Address Nonconsensual Pornography in the US Military (Marines United)
2014 US House of Representatives, Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
2013 US Commission on Civil Rights, Hearings on Military Sexual Assault
2010 US District Court for the Southern District of California, Log Cabin Republicans v. United States (challenging the US military’s “don’t/ask don’t tell” policy)
2009 US House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, hearings on Sexual Violence in the US Armed Forces
Selected Honors
2019 CalVet Trailblazer Award, California Department of Veteran Affairs
2017 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business Award, San Francisco Business Times
2017 OUTstanding Voices Award, San Francisco Business Times
2014 US Department of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service
2012 Co-Professor of the Year, UC Hastings College of the Law
2007 Professor of the Year, Rutgers University School of Law
2006 Board of Trustees Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, Rutgers University
2005 Human Dignity Award, Rutgers University
Selected Speaking Engagements
2020 “Integrity and Inclusion in the U.S. Armed Forces,” Keynote, Law School Student Veterans Summit, UC Berkeley School of Law

“Promise and Peril: Sexual Harassment Today,” Plenary, Regional Discussion on Sexual Harassment, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

“Data Informing Institutional Courage,” Moderator, Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Public Summit 2020, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Panel Discussion, Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Learning Sharing Virtual Series: Repositioning America's Colleges and Universities
2019 “Sexual Harassment in the Sciences and Progress in This Area,” Panel Discussion, AGU Annual Meeting

“Innovative Cooperation to Increase College Access,” Panel Discussion, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities’ Annual Meeting

8th Annual CalVet Women Veterans Reception, Empowering Women Veterans: Achieving Equality through Education, Keynote

“Sexual Harassment in Academic: The NASEM Report and Recommendations,” NYU Tandon School of Engineering

“Leading for Equity at Mills College,” American Association of University Women’s Annual Membership Brunch

International Women’s Day Event, Panel Discussion, Financial Women of San Francisco

“Innovative and Inclusive: Diversity in the Sciences,” NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop

“Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Academy,” Breakfast Roundtable Discussion, Presidents Institute, Council of Independent Colleges
2018 “Collaborative, Innovative, and Inclusive: Diversity in the Sciences,” Department of Physics & Astronomy and Women in Physics & Astronomy Group Colloquium, University of California, Irvine

“The Role of Philanthropy in Supporting an Inclusive Environment,” Science Philanthropy Alliance Members’ Meeting

“Higher Education and Gender Equity,” Menlo Park Rotary Club

“Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine”
  • International Research Conference, University of California, Davis
  • Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan
  • Rotary Club of Oakland
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, San Francisco
“#MeToo: Preventing Sexual Harassment 2.0,” Bay Area Inclusion Roundtable, Mills College
2017 “Current Presidents and Trustees—Successful Governance Models for Higher Education,” Panel Discussion, WASC Senior College and University Commission President/Trustee Retreat, Mills College

“Staggering: Sexual Harassment in STEM Education and Training,” “Sworn to Protect: Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military,” “Feeble: The Current Legal Framework for Stopping Sexual Harassment,” Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lectureship in Cultural Competence and Diversity, University of California, San Francisco

“Analyzing the Ivanka Effect: The Uncertain Future of Women's Rights and Empowerment in the Trump/Pence Era,” Panel Discussion, Yale Club of San Francisco

“College Sexual Assault—Going Beyond Awareness,” Duke Northern California Women’s Forum

“Women’s Leadership: Of Trump and Wonder Woman,” International Women’s Forum Northern California
Selected Publications


Military Justice: Cases and Materials, statutory supplement, and teaching manual, with Eugene R. Fidell and Dwight H. Sullivan, LexisNexis, 1st ed. 2007, 2nd ed. 2012, 3rd ed. 2019 (co-authors Fidell, Sullivan, Rosenblatt, and VanLandingham)

Defending America: Military Culture and the Cold War Court-Martial, Princeton University Press, 2005

Chapters and Articles

U.S. Military Service and LGBT Policy," with Elliot Koltnow, Marissa Reilly, and Socorro Montano, Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy, 2020

“LGBTI Personnel in the Armed Forces,” with Elliot Koltnow, Marissa Reilly, and Socorro Montano, Human Rights of Armed Forces Personnel: Compendium of Standards, Good Practices and Recommendations, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), 2020

"Rape, Reform, and Reaction: Gender and Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military," The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military, 2017

“Accountability in the Professionalization of the U.S. Military,” The Female Shape of the All-Volunteer Force, 2015

“On Unity: A Commentary on Discipline, Justice, and Command in the U.S. Military: Maximizing Strengths and Minimizing Weaknesses in a Special Society,” New England Law Review Vol. 50, No. 1, 2015

“Outing the Costs of Civil Deference to the Military,” Journal of Homosexuality Vol. 60, Issue 2-3, 2013, republished in Evolution of Government Policy Towards Homosexuality in the U.S. Military: The Rise and Fall of DADT, 2014

“Sexual Violence in State Militaries,” Understanding and Proving International Sex Crimes, Forum for International Humanitarian Law, 2012

“Mission Creep and Military Lawyering,” Case Western Reserve International Law Journal Vol. 43, 2011

“Heller, Citizenship, and the Right to Serve in the Military,” Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 60, 2009

“Front and Center: Sexual Violence in U.S. Military Law,” Politics & Society Vol. 37 No. 1, 2009
“Gentlemen Under Fire: The U.S. Military and ‘Conduct Unbecoming,’” Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice Vol. 26, 2008

“Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commander-in-Chief,” Cardozo Law Review Vol. 29, 2008

“Military Needs and Military Lawyers” Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy Vol. 14, 2007

“Service members’ Experiences,” Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy Vol. 14, 2007

“The Female Shape of the All-Volunteer Force,” Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam, Or, How Not to Learn from the Past, The New Press, 2007; reprinted in Women’s America: Refocusing the Past, 7th ed., Oxford University Press, 2009; 8th ed., 2014

“Disloyalty among ‘men in arms’: Korean War POWs at Court-Martial,” North Carolina Law Review Vol. 82, 2004

“The ‘Good Soldier’ Defense: Rank and Character Evidence at Courts-Martial,” Yale Law Journal Vol. 104, 1999; reprinted in Evolving Military Justice: An Anthology, Naval Institute, 2002