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BA in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration FacultyBA in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration Faculty

BA in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies Concentration Faculty

The faculty members in the online legal studies degree program hold terminal degrees and possess extensive experience in the areas that they teach. They are authors and legal consultants, and some have held political office. They are often acknowledged for their in-depth knowledge, teaching excellence and accessibility to students. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

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  • Photo of Dr. Christina A. Toras

    Dr. Christina A. Toras

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Toras has 25 years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney, having served a More


  • Photo of Lisa Burkart-Uva

    Lisa Burkart-Uva


    Burkart-Uva has been an adjunct professor at Cal U for nine years. She has worked for the More

  • Photo of Dr. Robert N. Diotalevi

    Dr. Robert N. Diotalevi


    Dr. Bob Diotalevi, Esq., LL.M. has been a lawyer since 1985 as a member of the Massachusetts and More

  • Photo of Kevin Govern, J.D.

    Kevin Govern, J.D.


    Govern began his legal career as an Army judge advocate, serving 20 years at every echelon More

  • Photo of Dianna Noyes

    Dianna Noyes


    Dianna L. Noyes, RP, M.S. graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor  More

  • David Smith, J.D.


    Attorney Smith maintains a private practice of law in Adams County, Pa. He is a member of the More

  • Photo of Michael Vennum, Esq.

    Michael Vennum, Esq.


    Michael Vennum is a partner with Burleson LLP, exclusively representing energy companies in More