Faculty News

  • City Year Providence
    Professor, Alumna Lead City Year Board
    Professor Andy Horwitz and Stephanie Federico ’03 co-chair advisory board of City Year Providence, aiming to dramatically cut dropout rates
  • Judge Edward C. Clifton
    Judge Edward Clifton Joins Faculty
    The recently retired Rhode Island Superior Court judge will work with students on research related to racial and ethnic fairness in courts across the country.
  • Immigration Detention
    Hassel on Qualified Immunity
    Professor Diana Hassel explains why immigration officials could not claim qualified immunity after mistakenly detaining an American citizen for 24 hours.


The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
Adjunct Professor of Law
U.S. Senator from RI

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse is the junior Senator from Rhode Island in the United States Senate.  Senator Whitehouse was elected to the Senate in 2006 and serves on the Budget Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Judiciary Committee as well as several other Senate Committees.  Prior to his election to the Senate, he served as Director of Business Regulation for the state of Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, and Attorney General of Rhode Island.