November 12, 2009
Professor Ruth Jones has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship at McGeorge. She will oversee expansion and promotion of law faculty scholarship nationally and internationally. Jones succeeds Professor Thom Main, the law school’s first Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, and will serve an 18-month term beginning in January 2010.
Jones, who joined the McGeorge faculty in 1996, teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Gender and the Law, and Problems in Criminal Justice. She has been active on numerous faculty committees during her 14-year tenure at McGeorge. As the chair of the Faculty Development Committee, she was credited with redefining the committee’s focus on mentoring and resource development, especially for younger members of the faculty.
“Professor Main did an extraordinary job in promoting our faculty’s many contributions to legal academia and the legal profession,” said Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker. “In asking Ruth to assume this responsibility, I was guided by Ruth’s work over many years on scholarship issues at McGeorge. She will build on these efforts and make an important contribution to the intellectual life of our law school.”