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Science and Law Technology Faculty

  • Jamison Colburn

    Professor Jamison Colburn is a scholar of environmental law and policy. Prior to teaching, Professor Colburn was an enforcement litigator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a collaborating researcher with the Project on Public Problem Solving at Columbia University, which studied the collaborative roles played by local and regional grassroots organizations.

  • Kane

    Professor Eileen Kane holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Cornell University, where she received a research fellowship and the Vincent du Vigneaud Award for Excellence in Research. She published scientific papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Virology and conducted research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Her interest in the intersection of science and the law led her to obtain a J.D. and work as a scientific advisor and patent attorney in a major New York City law firm.

  • David Kaye

    Professor Kaye is an internationally recognized expert on scientific evidence and statistics in law. His research and teaching focuses on the law of evidence, the use of science and statistics in litigation, and forensic science and criminal justice. Professor Kaye's publications include 11 books and more than 150 articles and letters in journals of law, philosophy, psychology, medicine, genetics, and statistics.

  • Ross Pifer

    Professor Ross Pifer’s research focuses on shale gas development and the interface between agricultural and residential development. He has been an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of General Counsel, and he has advised military personnel and commands in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, and Germany while on active duty with the U.S. Army JAG Corps at the Netherlands Law Center.

  • Geoffrey Scott

    Professor Scott has a wide range of teaching and scholarly interests, but his focus is in intellectual property and on the intersection of the worlds of artistic and scientific expression and the law. He has given particular attention to the protection of cultural properties in both Europe and Asia, to domestic and international entertainment issues with an emphasis on music, and to the representation of the individual professional athlete. He received a Fulbright Scholar award in 2004-2005 for his research in the protection of cultural and ethnographic properties in Asia, and he has been a visiting professor and scholar at the University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies in the fields of biotechnology and intellectual property law.

  • The Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie

    The Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a position to which he was nominated by President Barack Obama on August 7, 2009. He is the Chair of the Information Technology Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the policy-making body for the United States Courts, having been appointed to that position by the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Judge Vanaskie has served as a member of the Third Circuit Judicial Council, and presently chairs its Automation Committee and serves on its Library Committee.