Faculty & Staff
Executive Director, 212-650-5440 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Rich serves in a part-time capacity as Executive Director of the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies. Professor Rich is the Executive Secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. He was previously President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute and, before that, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at the City College of New York. Professor Rich is the author of Think Tanks, Public Policy, and the Politics of Expertise (Cambridge University Press, 2004) as well as a number of articles about think tanks, philanthropy, and the role of experts and ideas in the American policy process. He received his PhD in political science from Yale University.
Deputy Director, 212-650-8704 | email@example.com
Jen Light graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1996, and was awarded a Skadden Fellowship. She served as a staff attorney at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic in Chicago and as a staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. In 1998, Jen was awarded an Equal Justice Fellowship from the Equal Justice Works to serve as a staff attorney at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice. In 2000, she joined the staff of South Brooklyn Legal Services, where she practiced in the Family Law Unit, the Disability Rights Unit and the Foreclosure Prevention Project. She joined the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies in June, 2012.
Joseph H. Flom Professor, 212-650-6386 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Dodd is the Joseph H. Flom Professor of Legal Studies in the Department of Political Science and the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, and she joined the Skadden program after teaching for many years as a law professor. As the Flom Professor, she has developed an innovative, rigorous pre-law curriculum, teaches a series of honors seminars, and serves as an academic mentor to the Skadden Scholars. For more on her professional accomplishments, teaching, and research, see her full bio.
Assistant Director, 212-650-5246 | email@example.com
After several years in the corporate and legal sectors, where she served in roles ranging from management at a premier alternative dispute resolution provider to marketing at a boutique private equity firm, Nildania switched her focus to higher education. In 2008, she joined the Skadden, Arps Honors Program and helped launch the program at CCNY. She manages program operations and provides pre-law and professional development advisement to students. She received a BA in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in 2000.
Writing Coordinator, 212-650-8593 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Longo received his MFA from CCNY in 2011, having previously worked as a writing tutor at the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center. In addition to his work as the writing program coordinator at Skadden, he is currently an adjunct instructor for CCNY’s English department and the writing consultant for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service. His fiction and criticism have appeared in numerous publications. He received his BA from Binghamton University in 2008.