Ralph D Mawdsley (Professor), J.D., Ph.D.
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Office: JH 285
 Phone: 216-523-7148
 Email: R.MAWDSLEY@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://ralph_d_mawdsley@yahoo.com
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 285, Cleveland, OH 44115

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J.D., Law, University of Illinois, 1966
Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Minnesota, 1974
Brief Bio:
Ralph D. Mawdsley has been a faculty member at Cleveland State University since 1991 and teaches course in School Law, Sports Law, and Special Education Law. He has published 22 books and over 600 articles and book chapters in the field of education law. In 2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa, where he was appointed visiting Professor of Law and Education at the University of Pretoria.  In 2007, he was awarded a Sir Allan Sewell Visiting Professor Fellowship and was appointed Visiting Professor of Education and Law at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.Also, in 2007, he was appointed Visiting Professor of Education Law, Northwest University, Vaal Triangle, South AFrica. The Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services, in 2008, appointed Dr. Mawdsley as the first recipient of the Roslyn Z. Wolf Endowed Chair in Urban Educational Leadership. In 2009, Dr. Mawdsley was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award and served as Visiting Professor of Law, Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law and Griffith University School of Education, Brisbane Australia. In 2009, Dr. Mawdsley received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria and in 2013 he was appointed Adjunct Professor by the Australia Catholic University in Brisbane. In 2014 he was appointed Professor Extraordinary by the University of the Free State School of Law in South Africa. Dr. Mawdsley is a frequent speaker at law conferences in the United States and other countries. He is an active participant in the American Education Association (ELA), the South Africa Education Law Association (SAELA), and the Australia/New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA). Dr. Mawdsley was the President of ELA in 2001 and received in 2004 its Marion McGhehey Award for outstanding service to the field of education law.
Honors and Awards:
Fulbright Senior Specialist, Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law and
    Griffith University School of Education, Brisbane, Australia - 2009
Sir Alan Sewell Visiting Professor Fellowship, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia -
Fulbright Scholar - Visiting Professor of Law and Education, University of Pretoria,    
    South Africa - 2005
Education Law Association (ELA) Marion McGhehey Award for Outstanding Service in the
    Field of Education Law - 2004
Cleveland State University Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award for Faculty Excellence - 2003
Cleveland State University Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award - 2003
President, Education Law Association (ELA) - 2001
Research Interests:
Education Law
Teaching Areas:
School Law, Sports Law, Special Education Law
Professional Affiliations:
Illinois Bar Association
Minnesota Bar Association
Education Law Association (American)
Australia/New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA)
South Africa Education Law Association (SAELA)
Professional Experience:
Co-Chair, Program Committee, Education Law Association Fiftieth Annual Conference, Tucson
AZ (2004)
President, Education Law Association (formerly NOLPE) (2001)
Chair, Program Committee, Education Law Association Forty-Fifth Annual Conference,
Chicago (1999)
Editorial Advisory Committee, West's Education Law Reporter (1981-Present)
Advisory Committee, Brigham Young University Journal of Law and Education (2000- Present)
Board of Reviewers, Education and Urban Society (2001- Present)
Co-Editor, Education Law Into Practice (1996-Present)
University Service:
Chair, Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning, College
    of Education, Cleveland State University (July 1993 - July 2000)
College of Education and Human Services Peer Review Committee (Chair  2006)
Graduate Faculty Review Committee (2004-2006)
Distinguished Faculty Teaching, Research and Service Awards Committee (2004)
University Peer Review Committee (2002-05) (Chair  2003, 2004, 2005)
University Advisory Professional Leave Committee (2001-05)
Graduate College Petitions Committee (1997- 2007)
Graduate College Grade Dispute Committee (1993-1997)
College of Education Doctoral Studies Committee (1994-1998, 2002-2004)
Professional Service:
Professor of Educational Law and Religion, Administrative Counsel, Dean of Oxford Study
    Program, Vice President of Human Resources, - Liberty University (1980-1991)
Superintendent and teacher, Fourth Baptist Day School,Minneapolis, Minnesota (1968-1980)
Public school science teacher, East Aurora, Illinois (1968)
Assistant States Attorney, Vermillion County, Illinois (1967)
Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota (1975)
Visiting Professor, Boston College (1984)
Adjunct Professor, Regent University School of Law (1996)