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Athornia Steele Named Dean of Nova Southeastern University’s Law School

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Athornia Steele has been named dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The announcement was made today by NSU President Ray Ferrero, Jr.

In his role, Steele will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Law Center.
He will work with the faculty in the development of educational programs, curriculum, and a diverse faculty and student body.

“The Law Center is ideally situated to continue to build its reputation and take its place among the nation’s top law schools, and I am confident that Dean Steele will provide the leadership needed to achieve these goals,” said NSU President Ray Ferrero, Jr.

Steele comes to NSU from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1980. He had three stints as an associate dean (1993-94, 1998-2003 and 2004-05) and served as interim dean from 2003-04. As a professor at Capital, Steele has taught Business Associations, Corporate Finance and Securities Regulations and has focused on governance issues of non-profit organizations. He was also a visiting associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va., from 1984-86.

Steele is active in the legal education community and currently serves on the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee on Law School Administration. He also served on both national and regional planning committees for the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Academic Support Workshops from 1993-2001, chaired the Minority Affairs Committee of LSAC, and is a current member of the LSAC Board of Trustees.  Steele has also been actively involved with the Association of American Law Schools.

Prior to entering academia, Steele was an assistant attorney general for Ohio from 1977-1980. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University Law School in 1977 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Capital.

Steele replaces Joseph D. Harbaugh, who will step down from his position on June 30 after serving 13 years as dean of NSU’s law school. Harbaugh will remain on the NSU faculty after a year-long sabbatical.

Steele will begin his appointment at NSU in August.

Contact:
Alan Hancock, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5385, hancocka@nova.edu