Kristine Bowman is Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Education and Professor of Law at Michigan State. Bowman is a public law scholar with a focus on educational institutions. Her work engages questions of racial and ethnic equity, free speech, finance, and governance in public schools. She has participated in the Detroit right to literacy litigation and is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of US K-12 Education Law and conducting research regarding free speech on campus in the United States and Australia. During early 2019, she was a Visiting Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and Visiting Professor at Doshisha University Law School in Kyoto, Japan. Previously, she served as Senior Advisor in MSU’s Office of the Provost and Vice Dean in the College of Law. Bowman is a 2019-20 Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellow.