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Chicago-Kent Professor Kimberly D. Bailey receives Illinois Tech's 2017 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award

May 10, 2017

Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Kimberly D. Bailey is the recipient of Illinois Tech's 2017 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award. Provost Frances Bronet announced the award at a faculty recognition and awards reception on April 27.

Established by Illinois Tech in 2014, the award recognizes faculty who have made notable contributions to their profession and to the university. It is named for John W. Rowe, past chairman of the Illinois Tech Board of Trustees and chairman emeritus of Exelon Corporation, for his commitment to leadership, education, and service.

"I am delighted that Illinois Tech has recognized my colleague Kim Bailey for her excellence in teaching," said Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent. "Professor Bailey does not teach simply to cover the material but to educate the student as a whole. She encourages students to learn not just the material but to sharpen skills that will be necessary in their legal careers."

Professor Kimberly Bailey (center), pictured here with Illinois Tech Provost Frances Bronet and Dean Harold Krent, received the university's 2017 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award.

A member of the Chicago-Kent faculty since 2007, Professor Bailey teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence. Her scholarship and research address issues of domestic violence and other forms of physical subjugation of women. She has written extensively and originally about domestic violence, covering women's autonomy in deciding whether to bring charges against their abusers, and exploring the tensions between privacy and domestic violence.

Professor Bailey earned her B.A. degree from Indiana University Bloomington and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Clarence Darrow Scholar and an associate editor for the Michigan Law Review. Before joining Chicago-Kent's faculty, she was a labor and employment law associate at the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston and a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center.

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

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