Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Education: Oberlin College, bachelor’s degree; Case Western Reserve University School of Applied Social Sciences, master’s degree in nonprofit organizations; Case Western Reserve University School of Law, doctorate in law
Greatest Inspiration: Being able to both teach and learn from the next generation of leaders
Best Advice: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Proudest Moment: When I had the privilege to successfully defend the constitutionality of Ohio’s hate crime law before the Ohio Supreme Court. I wrote the law as a state senator and defended it as attorney general.
What Keeps Me Up at Night: Those with power and influence who ignore truth and facts and peddle blatant lies in order to justify and confirm their biases, prejudices and bigotry
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: Tom Hanks