Johanna Kalb Named Dean of U of I College of Law
February 12, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 16, 2021 —Johanna Kalb, law faculty from Loyola University and Yale graduate, has been named the next dean of the University of Idaho College of Law. She will begin in May.
Kalb has extensive experience in managing teams and building consensus. She serves as the associate dean of administration and special initiatives at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Juris Doctorate from Yale.
“Professor Kalb’s background and expertise will benefit the College of Law as we continue to grow our two locations, Moscow and Boise, and train the high-quality professionals the university is known for,” said Torrey Lawrence, provost and executive vice president.
She is a published scholar as well as a fellow in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and an academic fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute.
Kalb replaces Jerrold “Jerry” Long, who has served as term dean for three years. Long will return to his faculty position with the college.
“The College of Law has a long and proud history of training the legal leadership of Idaho,” Kalb said. “I look forward to working with the Vandal community at this exciting time to chart our future path.”
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu