Luke M Cornelius

Associate Professor

Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management | College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Law; Educational Law; Higher Education Law; Sport & Entertainment Law; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration; Education Finance; School Finance; Higher Education Finance; School Finance Litigation; Educational Policy; Educational Politics; Higher Education Policy; Public Policy; Public Administration; History; Russian Studies; First Amendment; Title IX; School Resource Officer; School Policing; School Police; School Safety; Comparative Education; Oxford


Georgia State University, College of Law: Juris Doctor, May 2008.


Magdalen College, Oxford University: Summer Law program in conjunction with Santa Clara University College of Law and Florida State University. Attended June to August 2007.


The University of Florida: Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration and Policy, with an emphasis in Educational Law and Finance. Minor in Political Science/Public Policy. Dissertation on the Limits of Academic Freedom and Administrative Authority in K-12 and Higher Education (R. Craig Wood, Chair.) June 2001.


The University of Georgia: Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Twentieth Century Russia and Eastern Europe. Thesis work on the Russian Civil War in the Baltic and the Northwest Army’s Petrograd campaigns of 1919. M.A. 1988.


Washington and Lee University: Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and History. Extensive coursework in Russian and East Asian studies. B.A. 1985.


The George Washington University: Attended in 1984. Concentrated coursework in Russian Studies and Geography.


The Allendale-Columbia School (Rochester, N.Y.): High School Diploma. 1981.



The Florida Bar, admitted to practice October, 2011


Member, American Bar Association (ABA)

Member, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Member, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Member, Education Law Association (ELA; formerly NOLPE)

CorneliusContact Information

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