President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"The Saudi Arabians will understand. They still behead people in public, a method more gruesome than sticking a needle in the arm of a man and putting him to sleep. The North Koreans, Chinese, Iraqis, and residents of various other benighted dictatorships will smile, happily noting that the United States has descended to their level of brutality.
But many in the civilized world will be shocked. They will shake their heads in wonder that a nation so rich, so powerful, so seemingly modern, can be living in another age."
"Execution as Carnival - Will the Televised Spectacle Bring Closure for the Victims' Families, or Will It Be Timothy J. McVeigh's Final Victory Over American Society?," Baltimore Sun, Apr. 22, 2001
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, corrections and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, death penalty issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School, 2006-present
Senior Fellow, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, 2006-present
Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1999-2006
John F. Seiberling Professor, University of Akron School of Law, 1998-1999
Baker & Hostetler Visiting Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1997-1998
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hamline Law School, 1997
University of Miami, Charlton W. Tebeau Visiting Research Professor, 1996
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1995
Visiting Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, 1992-1995
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, 1990-1992
Assistant Professor, History, SUNY Binghamton, 1984-1990
Assistant Professor, History, University of Texas, 1978-1984
Fellow in Law and Humanities, Harvard Law School, 1982-1983
Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas Law School, 1982
Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow, Washington University, 1977-1978
Visiting Lecturer, History, University of California, Irvine, 1976-1977