Spitzer Situation Experts

Pace University offers several experts on the Spitzer resignation. All should be called direct. (In case of difficulty, call PR contacts listed below). Pace faculty members watch New York politics from campuses one block from New York City Hall and in White Plains and Pleasantville in suburban Westchester County.


Pace University offers the following experts on the Spitzer resignation. All should be called direct. (In case of difficulty, call PR contacts listed below). Pace faculty members watch New York politics from campuses one block from New York City Hall and in White Plains and Pleasantville in suburban Westchester County.

Christopher Malone, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science (Implications of Spitzer’s forthcoming departure on the Democratic Party and on national politics as well as the issue of race regarding Spitzer’s replacement.)

Chris Malone is active in New York City politics, organizing and managing campaigns, and helped create the South Brooklyn Democratic Alliance. He recently published “Between Freedom and Bondage: Race and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North” (Taylor and Francis); he authored the introductory chapter to the “Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics” (Oryx, 2000) and several parts of the “Encyclopedia of Third Party Practices in the United States” (M. E. Share, 2001). Courses taught include American Politics, Political Theory
Education: PhD, Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; MA, Fordham University; BS, Louisiana State University.
Contact information: Phone: (212) 346-1146; E-mail: cmalone@pace.edu
Personal Web Page: http://webpage.pace.edu/cmalone/

Meghana Nayak, PhD, Assistant Professor, Political Science (Implications for women’s roles).

Professor Nayak is the acting chair of the political science department at Pace. Her professional focus is on nationalism, social movements, international law and human rights, and U.S. state identity, among other topics. Publications include “Special Issue: Gender Violence and Hegemonic Projects,” co-editor with Jennifer Suchland (International Feminist Journal of Politics 2006). Courses taught include International Relations, Model United Nations, Advanced International Relations, International Law and Human Rights, Gender and Politics, International Politics and Economic Organizations, Comparative Racial and Gender Politics of South Africa and the U.S. with Professor Malone.
Education: PhD, Political Science, minor Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota
BA with Honors Psychology/Women’s Studies, Southwestern University.
Contact information: Office (212) 346-1465; mnayak@pace.edu

Jay C. Carlisle, JD, Professor of Law (Potential consequences of Spitzer’s actions on his license to practice law. If Spitzer is considered unfit to remain in office but still fit to practice law, what does that say about the profession?)

Professor Carlisle’s areas of interest include government ethics and professional responsibility. Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Carlisle Chairperson of the Temporary State Commission on Local Government Ethics Public Advisory Council. He has published extensively in the area of civil litigation, procedure and professional responsibility. He also was appointed by the Chief Judge of New York to the Task Force on Women and the Courts. Since 1999 Carlisle has served as a referee for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. He has taught courses in Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Negotiations, Professional Responsibility, Civil Litigation in New York, Dispute Resolution, Remedies, Civil Rights Law and the Legal Profession. He lectures for the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, the Office of Court Administration, and the New York State Judicial Institute. Education: AB, University of California at Los Angeles, JD, University of California at Davis.
Contact information: Office (914) 422-4234, Cell (914) 316-1560, jcarlisle@law.pace.edu.

Bennett L. Gershman, JD, Professor of Law (criminal defense, prosecutorial and judicial ethics)

In private practice, Gershman specialized in criminal defense litigation. A former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for six years, he is the author of numerous articles as well as two books on prosecutorial and judicial ethics. He served for four years with the Special State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the judicial system. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on prosecutorial misconduct. He teaches Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Criminal Justice, and has taught in the London Law Program.
Contact information: Office (914) 422-4255 or bgershman@law.pace.edu

Ralph M. Stein, JD, Professor of Law (Surveillance, civil liberties, constitutional and criminal law).

Stein has published law review articles on constitutional law and criminal law, is on the legal committee of the Anti-Defamation League, has been involved in various civil liberties activities in both New York and Westchester, and frequently speaks to and aids citizen and community groups. He is a co-author of Comparative Negligence. He is currently examining recent developments in state constitutional law and first amendment law, the latter particularly with reference to separation of church and state. He played a significant role in uncovering military surveillance of civilian political activity in the early ’70s. He served for two years as a field investigator for the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee on Constitutional Rights and was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom. Education: B.A., New School for Social Research; J.D., Hofstra University.
Contact information: Cell (914) 649-6613, rstein@law.pace.edu

Public relations contacts:
Cara Halstead Cea (914) 906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu
Tom Schuyler (212) 481-7000, toms@mbooth.com