Deanell Reece Tacha
Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Dean Tacha is Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law and professor of law. Previously, she was a Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, since January, 1986. She served as Chief Judge from January 2001 through 2007. Dean Tacha earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1968 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1971, and was a White House Fellow (1971-1972).