WVU Law names three new associate deans

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—Gregory Bowman, dean of the West Virginia University College of Law, recently appointed three faculty members to his leadership team. 

Professor Kendra Fershee will serve as the associate dean for academic affairs. She has been a member of the WVU Law faculty since 2012, teaching family law, civil procedure, and professional responsibility. Fershee is the associate editor of the Family Law Quarterly, an American Bar Association publication, and she will become editor-in-chief in fall 2016. She earned a J.D. from Tulane Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.


Professor Joshua Fershee is the new associate dean for faculty research and development. The husband of Kendra Fershee, he also joined the faculty of WVULaw in fall 2012. A member of the college’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Fershee’s research is primarily on energy and business law. He is also director of WVU’s LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development Law. Fershee earned a J.D. from Tulane Law School and a B.A. from Michigan State University.


Professor Jena Martin is serving in the newly-created position of associate dean for innovation and global development. A member of the WVU Law faculty since 2009, Martin teaches courses in business organizations, international business transactions, and securities regulations. Her research includes the growing field of business and human rights, and she hosted an international conference on the subject at WVU in 2013. Martin was featured in the “50 Under 50” list published by Lawyers of Color magazine in 2014.


Greg Elkins continues as associate dean for administration and finance, a position he has held at the College of Law since 2012. Elkins earned an Ed.D. from Texas Tech University and an M.A. and B.A. from Marshall University.






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