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UofSC Faculty Author Spotlight

Susan Bon is an active leader in national organizations focused on education law, special education law, and ethical leadership. As a Professor, she teaches and researches education law and has authored and coauthored over 50 publications addressing the legal and ethical principles that inform administrative practice and impact leadership in education and special education. She currently has a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to prepare future special education leaders in South Carolina. She is currently serving as the Presidential Faculty Fellow for President Robert L. Caslen, Jr., with responsibilities such as providing policy research and advice and acting as a liaison between the president and external and internal constituencies. Susan also serves as the Faculty Civility Advocate in the Provost's office. Susan is the immediate past president of the Education Law Association (ELA) and has been an active board member, author, and editor of ELA publications. She was lead editor for Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law, 4th Edition (2019). Prior to her university faculty service, she worked as the ombudsman in the State Superintendent's Division of the Ohio Department of Education. She received her law degree and a doctorate in education policy and leadership from The Ohio State University. Susan recently was selected to serve a five-year term on the Ohio State University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Book Title
Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law, 4th Edition (2019)

Featuring a new team of editors and authors, as well as new chapters on international/global issues and race and the law. This text provides historical context for higher education law and various internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the twenty chapters include expanded coverage of higher education topics that are increasingly important across college and university campuses.

Numerous individuals would benefit from this practical, all-in-one guide covering higher education law as it affects students, faculty and non-faculty employees, and institutional leaders. The new edition updates earlier editions and is now even more accessible for all students, including those with or without a legal background.

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