Adjunct Faculty

In addition to our permanent faculty, we ask a handful of highly qualified Adjunct Professors to lend us (and you) their expertise each year. Next year, the following Adjunct Professors will teach courses:

  • Michael Carney '10
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

    Michael T. Carney received a BS in journalism from Central Michigan University and an MA in journalism from Michigan State University before receiving his JD from MU. He is the housing attorney at Mid-Missouri Legal Services in Columbia, representing low income tenants in various housing issues. At the School of Law, he teaches the landlord/tenant practicum.
  • Nimrod T. Chapel Jr.

    Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Joseph P. Dandurand
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Joseph P. Dandurand has served as the deputy attorney general of Missouri since 2009.

    Before joining the Missouri Attorney General's Office, he was a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District. Previously, he served as a circuit judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Missouri, including service as presiding judge from 1994-2007.

    Dandurand holds a BS in business administration from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) and a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
  • Sandra A. Davidson, '82
    Professor of Journalism and Adjunct Professor of Law

    Sandra Davidson earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Connecticut-Storrs, and a BA and MA in philosophy and a JD from MU. She teaches communications law at the Missouri School of Journalism. She is also the attorney for the Columbia Missourian, the daily community newspaper produced by the School of Journalism. Professor Davidson teaches Media Law.

  • C.J. Dykhouse, '97
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

    C.J. Dykhouse earned a BS in accountancy and a JD from MU. He is currently county counselor for Boone County, Mo. The county counselor is the attorney for all of the elected officials and department directors in Boone County, and is responsible for drafting deeds, ordinances, resolutions and other legal instruments for the county. Professor Dykhouse teaches Drafting of Legal Instruments.
  • Roger C. Geary, '83
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Roger Geary earned a BS in business administration and a JD from MU. He is a partner in the Kansas City firm of Shook, Hardy, and Bacon, LLP, where he serves as a member of the firm's national product liability division. Professor Geary has first-chaired major asbestos and tobacco trials in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Minnesota, California, Pennsylvania, New York and Missouri. He teaches Products Liability.
  • Connie S. Haden

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

  • Harold L. Lowenstein, '65

    Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Ronald R. Holliger
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Ronald Hollinger earned a BA in education and a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, in 2000. Professor Holliger teaches Appellate Advocacy.
  • Nathan A. Jones, '11

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

  • Bridget Crowley Kevin-Myers

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

  • James R. Layton
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    James Layton earned a BS and a JD from Brigham Young University. He is currently the Missouri solicitor general, the state of Missouri's principal appellate lawyer. Professor Layton teaches Appellate Advocacy and State Constitutional Law.
  • Lori J. Levine
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Lori Levine earned a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has been chair of The Missouri Bar Family Law Section, and was the first recipient of The Missouri Bar Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award in 2003. She served on, and was president of, the State Board of Law Examiners and has served as a consultant and teacher of family law for the National Conference of Bar Examiners. She is currently in private practice in Jefferson City, Mo. Professor Levine teaches Family Law.
  • Sarah R. Maguffee
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

    Sarah Maguffee earned a BA in sociology from Bates College and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. She was previously a partner of Husch Blackwell, LLP, in Jefferson City, Mo., and she now serves as president of the board of directors of the Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center in Columbia. Gov. Jay Nixon appointed her to the Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority. Professor Maguffee teaches Legal Research & Writing and Advocacy & Research.
  • Larry L. McMullen, '59
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Larry McMullen earned a BA in political science and a JD from MU. He practices with Husch Blackwell, LLP, in Kansas City, where he focuses on defending professional liability claims. He has more than 40 years of legal experience litigating cases in Missouri and Kansas. Professor McMullen teaches Advanced Trial Practice.
  • David D. Noce, '69
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    David Noce earned a BA from Saint Louis University and a JD from MU. He is a federal magistrate judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Previously, he worked as a legal officer while serving in the Army, and was an assistant U.S. attorney. Professor Noce teaches Jury Instructions.
  • Walter Ray Phillips
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Walter Ray Phillips earned a BA from the University of North Carolina and a JD and LLM from Emory University School of Law. He was formerly a member of the University of Georgia School of Law faculty. Professor Phillips teaches Banking Law, Insurance Law and Professional Responsibility.
  • Joel Poole
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Since 2009, Joel Poole has served as chief counsel of the Litigation Division of the Missouri Attorney General's Office. Prior to joining the attorney general's office, he practiced for 15 years with Polsinelli White (now Polsinelli Shughart) and for 10 years with Holloran White & Schwartz. He has tried approximately 40 jury trials, many as lead defense counsel of asbestos product liability claims in state courts in West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri, and in federal courts in Illinois, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri. He has also tried commercial litigation matters involving closely held corporations, shareholder disputes, non-compete agreements and employment discrimination claims, and has defended banks regarding commercial lending practices.

    Poole was an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law, teaching trial advocacy from 2000 to 2009, when he joined the attorney general's office. He received a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in criminal justice from Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) and a law degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
  • Sarah J. Read
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Sarah J. Read is a lawyer and mediator who advises individuals and firms on a range of law practice management issues. She helped The Missouri Bar design its Solo & Small Firm Boot Camp and also the "Getting Your Practice on Track" program that is offered in conjunction with the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

    For many years Read was a partner and then senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, and now works as a solo attorney. She has an AV Pre-eminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has for several years been recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" in The Annual Guide to Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources published in Corporate Counsel Magazine. She is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, serves on the American Arbitration Association's commercial arbitration panel, and is past chair of The Missouri Bar's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

    Read received a BA cum laude from Yale University in 1978 and a JD with the Order of the Coif from the University of Wisconsin in 1981. She is a member of The Missouri Bar, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Illinois and Wisconsin, and the state courts of Missouri.
  • Jayme Salinardi, '99
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

    Jayme Salinardi earned a BA in history and a JD from MU. He is a member of the State Bar of California, where he was previously in private practice. He is currently senior attorney and acting deputy chief counsel in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Kansas City. Professor Salinardi teaches Immigration Law.
  • Leslie A. Schneider, '79
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Leslie Schneider earned a BA in English and a JD from MU. She is an associate circuit judge in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Boone County, Mo. Prior to that, she was a partner in a Columbia law firm and a municipal court judge in Columbia. She is a former deputy attorney general with the State of Missouri. A large portion of her private practice was devoted to family law. Professor Schneider teaches Family Law.
  • Troy K. Stabenow
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
  • Sandra R. Stigall, '83
    Adjunct Professor of Law

    Sandra Stigall earned a BBA from Texas Christian University and a JD from MU. She has co-authored chapters on tort litigation for bar publications, and has presented on environmental issues. She practices with Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, in Kansas City, where she focuses on tort and product liability litigation. Professor Stigall teaches Products Liability.
  • Gayle Grissum Stratmann, '87

    Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Katie D. Whitman '06
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

    Katie Whitman earned her BA in English from Brigham Young University and her JD from Mizzou. She has nearly 20 years of experience in securities, regulation and financial services. A former broker-dealer representative, Whitman more recently served as chief registration counsel for the Missouri Secretary of State, Securities Division. She has also worked as private plaintiff's counsel, specializing in securities arbitration and civil consumer cases. Currently, Whitman is an assistant vice president and trust officer at Landmark Bank in Columbia. At the School of Law, she teaches State Securities Regulation.
  • Jayne T. Woods, '05
    Adjunct Associate Professor of Law

    Jayne Woods earned a BS in justice systems from Truman State University and a JD from MU. She has clerked for Judge Karen King Mitchell of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, since 2011.  Previously, she served as a Missouri assistant attorney general for criminal appeals. Professor Woods teaches Research & Writing and Advocacy & Research.