October 11, 2005
|Following a national search, Georgia State University Provost Ron Henry has named Steven J. Kaminshine dean of the College of Law. The appointment of Kaminshine, who has been a professor at the College of Law for two decades and has served as interim dean since July of 2004, is effective immediately.
According to Henry, Kaminshine is an "innovative and thoughtful legal educator who is the right choice to lead the College of Law to further growth and prominence."
"The search committee was meticulous and deliberate in their process to select a dean for the College of Law, and I am delighted with their recommendation," the provost said. "The college has made importance advances under Steve’s leadership as interim dean, and I am confident he will be a dean of vision to take the college into the future."
Prior to 2004, Kaminshine served as the College of Law’s associate dean for academic affairs. He has been a member of the law faculty since 1985 and teaches courses in civil procedure, labor law and employment discrimination law. Kaminshine’s scholarship focuses on labor and employment issues, and he frequently speaks on labor and employment law topics. He has been an active member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations, and has twice chaired the Atlanta Bar's section.
Before joining the faculty, Kaminshine, was a partner in a labor and employment law practice in New York City, and spent three years at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C. He received his undergraduate degree in history summa cum laude from New York University at Albany, and he received his J.D. degree with honors from the DePaul University School of Law.
"I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to lead the College of Law," Kaminshine said. "The College has made tremendous advances in its 23-year history, and is poised to move to the next level as it enters its second generation. We will continue to make our mark with quality programs that bridge theory and practice, an engaged faculty, and a commitment to the bar and the greater community."
College of Law Professor Douglas H. Yarn, who co-chaired the search committee for the new dean, said the committee is pleased with Kaminshine’s appointment.
"It was our unanimous decision that Steve Kaminshine was the most qualified candidate for the role," he added. "His vision for the College of Law is filled with energy and focus at a tremendously opportune time."