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J.D., Ph.D., Chair
Professor Sutton grew up in North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina State University with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Zoology and in Animal Science cum laude. She received a Master's degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University, a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas; and a JD magna cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law.
Dr. Sutton served in the George H. W. Bush Administration as Assistant Director in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House, where she was responsible for the coordination of science and technology research programs among the federal departments and agencies through administration of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. She was also responsible for the President's Council of Advisers in Science and Technology. Prior to that, she served in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Dr. Sutton was a member of the faculty of the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland as Research Associate Professor. Prior to that time, she was Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Institute for Emergency Medicine, where she developed a research agenda, mission and program for the Institute, and worked with the Institute Board, chaired by Nancy Reagan.
During the time in the White House, Dr. Sutton testified before the US Congress, and represented the White House as the White House representative in federal litigation.
Dr. Sutton has also had professional experience working with local governments, including the Mayor's Redistricting Committee for the City of Lubbock.
She has published numerous articles and books in the areas of law and bioterrorism, law and science, environmental law and American Indian law. She is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Indian Nation.
Professor Sutton is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Bar.
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