November 6, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661 [map and directions]
Lori Andrews is a Distinguished Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Director of IIT's Institute for Science, Law and Technology. She has published widely on internet privacy, including her latest book, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (2013).
Professor Andrews has been an adviser on medical technologies to Congress, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and several foreign nations, including the Emirate of Dubai, the French National Assembly, and G8 Science Ministers.
Professor Andrews' path-breaking litigation about technologies caused the National Law Journal to list her as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." In 2002, she won the National Health Law Teachers Award. In 2005, she was made an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine for her "distinguished achievement in the field of legal medicine." She is the author of 11 nonfiction books. Professor Andrews is also the author of three mysteries involving a fictional geneticist: Sequence (2006), The Silent Assassin (2007) and Immunity (2008). The ABA Journal describes Professor Andrews as "a lawyer with a literary bent who has the scientific chops to rival any CSI investigator." She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Kimberly Bailey, an Associate Professor of Law, joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in fall 2007. Prior to joining Chicago-Kent's faculty, she was a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. She also practiced labor and employment law in Houston, Texas, where she was an associate at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
Professor Bailey was a Clarence Darrow Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. She graduated cum laude, and she was an associate editor and contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review. Professor Bailey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She graduated with highest distinction, and she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Professor Bailey's research focuses on how social, political and economic inequalities are reflected in criminal law. She has written extensively about gender violence, and she has also written about the criminal justice system's effect on the privacy interests of poor communities of color. She teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence at Chicago-Kent.
Frances Bronet is senior vice president and provost at Illinois Institute of Technology. Previously, she served as acting provost at the University of Oregon where she was also Distinguished Professor, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and a professor of architecture. She also served as dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at Oregon since 2005.
Provost Bronet holds degrees in architecture and engineering from McGill University. She was licensed by the Ordre des Architectes du Quebec in 1982, practicing in multiple offices, including her own, in Montreal. She received a Master of Science degree in architectural design from Columbia University. Prior to serving as acting provost at Oregon, Provost Bronet was a professor and former associate as well as acting dean of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while continuing design consulting in New York.
She has been developing and publishing work on multidisciplinary design curricula connecting architecture; engineering; science, technology and society; dance; and electronic arts for the past 20+ years. She has received extensive funding from NSF, NEA and NEH/FIPSE for work on new pedagogical models using design for technical and/or interdisciplinary learning. Her publications include: "Quilting Space: Alternative Models for Architectural and Construction Practice," in Research in Science and Technology Studies: Gender and Work; "Space-in-the-Making," in Geographies of Dance; "Teaching the Design: Feminist Practice," with Linda Layne, anthropologist, in Feminist Technologies; "Product Design and Innovation: The Evolution of an Interdisciplinary Design Curriculum," International Journal for Engineering Education (with Gary Gabriele, et al).
Provost Bronet has been named an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor, a Design Intelligence Most Admired Educator (2011 & 2014), and is the co-founder of the ACSA Women's Leadership Council. She recently co-chaired the ACSA New Administrators' Conference. Provost Bronet will serve as ACSA Vice Chancellor for the College of Distinguished Professors in 2015 and as Chancellor in 2016. She is a recipient of the 2001 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching New York Professor of the Year and the 2001 William H. Wiley Distinguished Professor Award for excellence in teaching, research, service and contributions to the university and community.
Adam Greenfield is a London-based writer and urbanist, author most recently of "Against the smart city" (2013). His next book is forthcoming from Verso in 2016.
Woodrow Hartzog is an Assistant Professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. His research focuses on privacy, human-computer interaction, online communication, and electronic agreements. He holds a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an LL.M. in intellectual property from the George Washington University Law School, and a J.D. from Samford University. He previously worked as an attorney in private practice and as a trademark attorney for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also served as a clerk for the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Professor Hartzog's work has been published in numerous scholarly publications such as the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, and Michigan Law Review and popular national publications such as Wired, Bloomberg, New Scientist, The Atlantic, and The Nation. He is also a contributor to Forbes and a frequent guest contributor to LinkedIn, Concurring Opinions, and other popular blogs.
M. Ellen Mitchell
M. Ellen Mitchell, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology affiliated with the APA-approved clinical doctoral training program. She previously served as the Interim Dean of the Lewis College of Human Sciences and Dean of the College of Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee and internship training at Yale School of Medicine. She worked in community mental health settings at practice and administrative levels before joining the faculty of IIT in 1987. She became the Director of the then Institute of Psychology in 1996. Her research, presentations, and publications focus on interpersonal relationships as a moderator of health and mental health outcomes including utilization of mental health services, moderators of depression among people coping with divorce, the relationship between social skills and social support, social skills and team effectiveness, and predictor models of estrangement. Additionally she has presented and published in the area of human issues associate with emerging technologies.
Dr. Mitchell was the recipient of the Lewis College award for excellence in teaching, the Julia Beveridge award, the highest honor awarded to an IIT woman, and serves on the Executive Board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, the national organization of departments of graduate psychology training.
Christian Parenti has a Ph.D. in sociology (co-supervised in geography) from the London School of Economics and is a professor in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University. His latest book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (2011), explores how climate change is already causing violence as it interacts with the legacies of economic neoliberalism and cold-war militarism. The book involved several years of travel and research in conflict zones of the Global South.
Among his previous books are Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis and The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror.
As a journalist he has reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, and various parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. His work has appeared in The Nation, Fortune, The London Review Books, The New York Times, and many other publications.
David Thaw is an Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His research and scholarship examine the regulation and impact of internet and computing technologies, with specific focus on cybersecurity, privacy, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare.
Prior to joining the Pitt faculty, Professor Thaw taught at the University of Connecticut and the University of Maryland. He also practiced cybersecurity and privacy regulatory law at Hogan Lovels (formerly Hogan & Hartson) and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School. He holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's School of Information, a J.D. from Berkeley Law, a M.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland.
Richard Warner joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Contracts, Remedies, Jurisprudence, Internet Law, and E-Commerce Law and has published several articles and books on philosophical and legal topics.
Professor Warner was named a Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar in 2002 and is the faculty director of Chicago-Kent's Center for Law and Computers. He is the director of Chicago-Kent's Project Poland and visiting foreign professor at University of Gdańsk, Poland, where he is director of the School of American Law. He is also director of the School of American Law at the University of Wrocław, Poland. From 1994 to 1996, he was president of InterActive Computer Tutorials, a software company, and from 1998 to 2000, he was director of Building Businesses on the Web, an Illinois Institute of Technology executive education program concerning e-commerce.
Professor Warner's research concerns the regulation of business competition on the internet and internet security as well as the nature of human rights and their grounding in personal freedom. He has lectured on internet security at the second United Nations Economic Commission for Europe workshop, "E-Regulations: E-Security and Knowledge Economy," in Geneva, Switzerland, and, at the invitation of the FBI, on global cybercrime before the Chicago Crime Commission. He was the principal investigator for "Using Education to Combat White Collar Crime," a U.S. State Department grant devoted to combating money laundering in Ukraine from 2000 to 2006. He is currently a member of the U.S. Secret Service's Electronic and Financial Crimes Taskforce.
Professor Warner earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his B.A. (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) in English from Stanford University.
Kevin Willer is a Partner at Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund, where he oversees all aspects of Chicago Ventures including fund management, deal sourcing and investments, and working directly with portfolio companies. He joined the fund in June 2013.
From 2011 to 2013, Willer was the President & CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC). The CEC manages, operates, and programs 1871, a leading co-working center serving hundreds of startups building their early-stage businesses located at Chicago's famed Merchandise Mart. Since opening in May 2012, 1871 has welcomed thousands of visitors to events and curated hundreds of workshops and office hours with mentors for entrepreneurs. High-profile visitors have included British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, AOL Founder Steve Case, Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy, and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen - shining a spotlight on Chicago's growing startup community nationally and globally. During this time, Willer was also a Venture Partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, overseeing their early-stage Seed Investments.
Previously, Willer co-founded the Google Chicago office in late 2000. In his over 10 years with Google, he helped grow this office to more than 400 professionals and led relationships with some of Google's largest marketing partners based in the Midwest. Before Google, he held business development positions at CMGI, an early internet incubator, and USRobotics, the pioneer in modem technology.
Willer is actively involved in several civic and charitable organizations. He was named to Crain's 2011 "40 Under 40" list as well as Crain's 2012 Tech 50 list. He is a Director of The Economic Club of Chicago and is a Trustee of his alma mater, Loyola Academy, as well as on the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Chicago and of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He served on the steering committee for Mayor Emanuel's Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs and is a member of the Mayor's tech council, ChicagoNEXT. He serves on the boards of NorthShore University HealthSystem, the BigShoulders Fund, World Sport Chicago, the Future Founders Foundation and the CEC. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he sits on the Executive Advisory Board for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship. Willer was honored to deliver the 2013 Commencement address at IIT and the 2011 address at Loyola University's School of Business. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Boston College and studied at the London School of Economics.