Faculty experts

Seattle U has nine colleges and schools that offer 64 undergraduate programs, more than 31 graduate programs and 28 certificate programs. The media office maintains a list of academic experts in many fields who may be available for print, broadcast and online interviews. Please contact Dean Forbes in media relations for more information or to schedule interviews. 206-296-6114; 206-331-2223; forbesd@seattleu.edu

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Immigration law

Won Kidane, JD
Associate Professor
School of Law

Kidane teaches and writes in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, international and comparative law, and immigration law and clinic. Professor Kidane has published a comprehensive book on dispute settlement in China-Africa economic relations focusing on investment and commercial arbitration. Kidane currently teaches International Arbitration and Litigation, and Immigration Law and Clinic.

US Supreme Court

Andrew Siegel
Associate Professor
School of Law

Siegel served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court. Siegel researches and writes about constitutional theory, contemporary constitutional and public law, American legal history, and criminal procedure. He is a nationally recognized expert on the United States Supreme Court, who frequently lectures on that subject in a variety of academic and professional settings.

Trade agreements & negotiations

Brian Kelly, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics
Albers School of Business and Economics

Kelly has taught at Albers since 2007. He was a full-time consultant from 1986 until 2007, specializing in international trade matters and related litigation. He had previously worked for Price Waterhouse and for the U.S. Department of Commerce. His current research interests include the interaction of business financial structures and product market competition and international trade policy. He has taught classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the economics of strategy, microeconomic principles, the economic analysis of law, and intermediate microeconomics.

The Presidency, Congress, American Political Institutions

Patrick L. Schoettmer, PhD
Instructor in American Politics
College of Arts and Sciences

Schoettmer focuses his teaching on American political institutions: Congress, the Presidency, elections, and parties. His research concerns the role of religious groups in politics in the United States including the role of Islam, Muslims and the intersection of racial politics.

Civil Disobedience & Demonstrations

Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Arts & Sciences

DeFilippis’ research focuses on queer people of color, LGBT social movements, queer poverty, and marriage politics in neoliberal America. He has 20 years of experiencein community work, including serving as Founding Director of Queers for Economic Justice, Director of SAGE/Queens, and welfare rights organizing. Dr. DeFilippis teaches courses in social justice, social welfare policy, political economy, community organizing, and sexuality.

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