Dr. Kerry Brian Melear is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Mississippi. His areas of expertise are college and university law, finance, and public policy. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Education Law Association, and a member of the editorial board of West's Education Law Reporter and the Journal of Cases in Education. He is also the book review editor for the Journal of Law and Education and a contributing editor to the Higher Education Law Blog. He was the editor or co-editor of The College Administrator and the Courts, a quarterly publication briefing legal cases of interest to university attorneys, administrators, and legal researchers, for seven years. He teaches courses in higher education law, finance, human resources, and international higher education. Dr. Melear has worked as a higher education policy analyst for the Florida Legislature, a research associate for the Florida Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, and an auditor for a Big Six accounting firm. He was honored to receive the University of Mississippi School of Education's Outstanding Researcher Award in 2007, 2010, and 2013, and was selected to membership on the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2012.