New Black Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Law

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that there are nine new faculty members on campus this fall. Three of the nine new hires are African Americans.

Angela Banks was appointed the Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law at Arizona State University. She was on the faculty of the William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Professor Banks is a summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she majored in sociology. As a Marshall Scholar, Professor Banks earned a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Oxford in England. She returned to the United States to graduate from Harvard Law School.

Don Gibson was named a professor of practice at the law school. He has 30 years experience as an attorney, business executive, and entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment industries. He has been a faculty associate at the law school since 2015.

Professor Gibson is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He earned his law degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Joshua Sellers was named an associate professor of law at Arizona State. He was an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Dr. Sellers is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he majored in Afro-American and African studies. He holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.


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