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Valery Behan

Adjunct Professor of Law

Valerie Behan

Valery Christiansen Behan, was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated as the Valedictorian of both her High School class (Penn Wood 1986) and her undergraduate class at Brigham Young University (College of Social Sciences, 1991). She also served an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of ...read full profile >>

Keith Beyler

Emeritus Professor of Law

Keith Beyler

Keith H. Beyler has been a member of the SIU law faculty since 1982. He grew up in Carbondale, Illinois, graduated from Princeton University in 1969 (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1974 (cum laude and Order of the Coif). He then clerked for Justice James ...read full profile >>

Thomas Britton

Emeritus Professor of Law

Thomas Britton

Tom Britton is a member of the Charter Class of the SIU School of Law, the Class of 1976.  He maintained his association with the School of Law while he pursued a lengthy and successful career in SIU central administration prior to joining the School of Law full-time in 1992.  He has served as an ...read full profile >>

Jason Caraway

Adjunct Professor of Law

Jason R. Caraway is the owner and managing partner of Caraway, Fisher, & Broombaugh P.C., in Belleville, Illinois, where he specializes in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. In addition to his practice, he lectures on workers’ compensation issues for the National Business ...read full profile >>

Christine Chance

Adjunct Professor of Law

Christine Chance was born in Hammond, Indiana in 1968, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1993, the Florida Bar in 1995, and the Georgia Bar in 2001. She was educated at Southern Illinois University (B.S. 1990) and DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL (J.D. 1993). Before joining Wilber and Associates, ...read full profile >>

Melissa Day

Adjunct Professor of Law

Melissa Day completed her B.A. in 1984 at Ottawa University in Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas School of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1988. She worked for the Sedgwick County, Kansas, Public Defender's Office and the Federal Public Defender's Office in Honolulu, Hawaii, before transferring to the ...read full profile >>

Dana Frazier

Adjunct Professor of Law

Prior to opening her own practice, Dana Frazier was a partner in the Carbondale firm of Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes, Hoke and Frazier from 1997 to 2005. She currently serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee for the Southern District of Illinois. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, ...read full profile >>

Patricia Hoke

Adjunct Professor of Law

Patricia Hoke is a member of the Carbondale law firm of Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes and Hoke, LLP. She practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, corporate law, and banking law. She holds B.S., J.D., and M.A. (Accounting) degrees from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. e-mail: pathokejd@yahoo.com Courses 526 - Basic Estate Planning 531 - Trusts and Estates

Robert Patino

Adjunct Professor of Law

Robert Patino has been the Director of Technology Transfer for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine since 2006. In that position, he directs an office that analyzes technology disclosures, bundles meritorious technology packages in an intellectual property portfolio, and out-licenses those rights to ...read full profile >>

Marsha Ryan

Assistant Professor, SIU School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Law

Dr. Marsha Ryan is an assistant professor of general surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, with an office in Carbondale. She holds fellowships in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Legal Medicine, and memberships in the Society of American Gastroenterologic ...read full profile >>

Julie Thompson

Adjunct Professor of Law

Julie A. Thompson is a Williamson County public defender, serving as Guardian ad Litem for minor children in juvenile court since 2005, and representing minors who are abused, neglected, delinquent, truant, dependent, and who require authoritative intervention. Her private practice includes family, criminal ...read full profile >>

Timothy Ting

Associate Professor of Practice

Timothy James Ting is an advocate and an educator. Presently, Professor Ting works as an Appellate Prosecutor in the Fifth Appellate District for the Illinois State’s Attorneys (Appellate Prosecutor Division). Additionally, Professor Ting is recognized as a Distinguished Teacher for Southern Illinois ...read full profile >>

Brandon Zanotti

Adjunct Professor of Law

Brandon Zanotti

Brandon Zanotti is the Williamson County State’s Attorney, and has held that position since 2014. Brandon is a lifelong Southern Illinois resident. After graduating high school class valedictorian from Johnston City, he graduated summa cum laudefrom SIU Carbondale.  Brandon ...read full profile >>