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Since 1972, the Center for Governmental Responsibility has developed a professional staff with recognized credentials in instruction, research, public policy, and public service. Today, CGR’s research and teaching emphases include public policy issues relating to Florida’s continuing effort to balance environmental protection and development, the needs of children and a growing senior citizen population, budgetary constraints in government, health access and costs, the problems of poverty, policy development in emerging democracies throughout the world, and international environmental policy.
In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, CGR staff serve as guest lecturers to classes throughout the university community and provide advisement to law, graduate, and undergraduate students. They also design and present conference programs leading to continuing legal education (CLE) credit, as well as training programs for policy makers in the U.S. and abroad.
CGR staff members serve Floridians through public education, assistance to advocacy groups, community service on boards and advice to government. Staff members have made appearances before the Florida Supreme Court, and have provided assistance to the Florida legislature, executive branch agencies and many of Florida’s cities and counties. CGR staff serve on university committees and on voluntary community committees, representing more than twenty state and local governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Jon Mills, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, Director of CGR
JoAnn Klein, Associate Director
Ewa Gmurzynska, Director, Center for American Law Studies at Warsaw University
Thomas T. Ankersen, Legal Skills Professor
Richard Hamann, Associate in Law Research
Joan Flocks, Director, Social Policy Division
Steve Powell, Director, International Trade Program [download vita]
Timothy McLendon, Staff Attorney
Lenny Kennedy, Program Assistant
Barbara Sieger, Senior Secretary