Lytton Named New Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton will become associate dean for research and faculty development for Georgia State Law beginning July 1.
Lytton joined Georgia State Law in 2015. He teaches Administrative Law, Torts, Products Liability, and Legislation & Statutory Interpretation, and his research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular focus on food policy.
Hensel is the outgoing associate dean and is working with Lytton to ensure a smooth transition.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity. The Georgia State Law faculty produces cutting-edge scholarship in an extraordinary range of areas,” Lytton said. “I look forward to learning more about my colleagues’ work and seeking innovative ways to support their research.”
In his new role, Lytton plans to continue the tradition of allowing faculty members several opportunities to share their research and receive constructive feedback through workshops, programs and relationships with other institutions and disciplines.
“The faculty culture at Georgia State Law is defined by an appreciation of intellectual diversity, a strong commitment to each other’s success, and a deep belief that high quality scholarship and teaching should go hand-in-hand. I see my new position as merely a facilitator of this culture,” Lytton said. “I also hope to help our faculty network outside of the university to generate conversations that push the boundaries of their own work and the discipline of law more generally.”
Lytton was attracted to Georgia State Law because of its commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and efforts to put new ideas into practice throughout Atlanta.
“I’m very impressed by the intensity and creativity of intellectual life here in the law school,” he said. “I’m also pleasantly surprised by how much I have learned in the classroom that has informed my research. My students bring to their studies a rich diversity of experiences, and classroom discussion has helped me refine my ideas about applying institutional theories to policy problems.”