The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia reappointed Georgia State University College of Law’s Paul Lombardo as a Regents’ Professor, the highest professorial rank within the state’s system of public colleges and universities. Regents’ professorships are bestowed on the most distinguished faculty of the system, whose scholarly achievements are recognized both nationally and internationally as innovative and renowned. Lombardo, who also is the Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, is recognized for his expertise in health law, bioethics, and medico-legal history, and is best known for his research on the legal history of the eugenics movement. Regents’ Professors also excel in teaching and mentoring of students, as well as service to the institution and to their field.
Georgia State University President M. Brian Blake approved the College of Law’s promotion and tenure recommendations for 2022. Erin Fuse Brown, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was promoted to full professor. Director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, Fuse Brown’s research focuses on health reform, financing, regulation, and consumer protection. She co-authored the widely used textbook Health Law: Case Materials and Problems.
Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08) was promoted to senior academic professional and deputy director of the Center for Law, Health & Society. Kershner has been at the College of Law for more than a decade and manages all aspects of the health law program. She also teaches and conducts research in public health law.
Associate Professor Courtney Anderson received the 2022 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship. This award is presented annually to faculty members engaged in research that advances the academy, the profession, and law reform efforts. Anderson’s research focuses on the intersection of health, housing and disparities rooted in systemic racism.