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
2013–2016 Provost and Academic Dean, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
2008–2016 Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
2006–2008 Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law
2006–2007 Director of Faculty Development, Rutgers University School of Law
2000–2006 Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law
1999 Visiting Lecturer, Yale College
1998 Coker Teaching Fellow, Yale Law School
1994–1996 Instructor, Department of History, United States Air Force Academy
1989–1993 Space Operations Officer, United States Air Force
Professional Activities
Present Member, Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Science, Engineering, and Medical Workplaces Committee, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
2014–present Member, Response Systems Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military, Appointed by US House Armed Services Committee
2014–present Member, Editorial Board, Critical Military Studies
2014–present Member, Editorial Board, Gender and Conflict
2012 Member, Uniform Law Commission’s Model Veterans Court Act Study Committee
2010 Commencement Speaker, University of California, Berkeley, Department of History
2008–2014 Co-Legal Director, The Palm Center
Expert Witness
2017 US House of Representatives, Congressional Women's Caucus Hearing to Address Marine United, Nonconsensual Pornography in US Military
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
Present Member, American Society for Law and History
2010–2014 Chair, Hurst Committee
2007–2009 Member, Hurst Committee
Present Member, Association of American Law Schools
Present Member, American Historical Association
Present Member, Organization of American Historians
2006–present Member, American Law Institute
Present Member, American Bar Association
Present Member, Board of Directors, National Institute of Military Justice
2011–2014 President, Board of Directors, National Institute of Military Justice
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
2000 Human Dignity Award, Rutgers University
1997–2000 Sterling Prize and University Fellowship, Yale University

“Rape, Reform, and the 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,” Military Self-Interest in Accountability for Core International Crimes, Forum for International Humanitarian Law and Stanford University (2015)
“Outing the Costs of Civil Deference to the Military,” Journal of Homosexuality Volume 60, Issue 2-3 (March 2013), republished as a chapter 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 Volume: 43 (2011)
“Heller, Citizenship, and the Right to Serve in the Military,” Hastings Law Journal Volume: 60 (2009)
“Front and Center: Sexual Violence in U.S. Military Law,” Politics & Society Volume: 37 Number: 1 (March 2009)
“How to End ‘Don’t ask/don’t tell’: A Road Map to Political, Legal, Regulatory, and Organizational Steps to Equal Treatment” (with five co-authors), The Palm Center (May 2009)
“Gentlemen Under Fire: The U.S. Military and ‘Conduct Unbecoming,’” Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice Volume: 26 (2008)
“Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commander-in-Chief,” Cardozo Law Review Volume: 29 (2008)
“Military Needs and Military Lawyers” Duke Journal of Gender, Law & PolicyV Volume: 14 (2007) “Service members’ Experiences,” Duke Journal of Gender, Law & PolicyV Volume: 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; updated and revised for 8th ed., 2014)
“Disloyalty among ‘men in arms’: Korean War POWs at Court-Martial,” North Carolina Law Review Volume: 82 (June 2004)
“The ‘Good Soldier’ Defense: Rank and Character Evidence at Courts-Martial,” Yale Law Journal Volume: 104 (1999); reprinted in Evolving Military Justice: An Anthology, Naval Institute (2002)