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3 UAlbany professors become affiliated Albany Law faculty 

Meghan Cook, David McCaffrey and Kamiar Alaei are now affiliated faculty at Albany Law School.

ALBANY, NY (Jan. 26, 2017) – The affiliation between the University at Albany and Albany Law School continues to strengthen, with two UAlbany professors and a program director named affiliated faculty at Albany Law School.

Professors David McCaffrey and Kamiar Alaei, along with Program Director, Meghan Cook, will teach UAlbany courses using a shared instructional model in collaboration with an Albany Law professor. Each will be responsible for assessing and grading their own students, who benefit from the collaborative teaching style.

McCaffrey is a distinguished teaching professor emeritus at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. His research interests include the design and behavior of regulatory and self-regulatory systems, especially in the financial markets, and processes of cooperation and collaboration. He also co-directs the Institute for Financial Market Regulation, a cooperative project between UAlbany and Albany Law School, designed to develop interdisciplinary research and education in financial market regulation.

McCaffrey has played critical roles in curriculum development, such as with that of the Master of Public Administration degree. He also played a vital teaching role in the Organizational Studies Ph.D. program, whose infrastructure he helped design.

Also with Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Alaei is associate dean of global/interdisciplinary research in the Center for International Education and Global Strategy. He is the founding director of the University at Albany’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR) and the Advance Certificate in International Health and Human Rights. He specializes in health policy and human rights, and health diplomacy.

In 2015, Alaei was instrumental in the affiliation’s first major collaborative grant for $1.6 million to develop an online distance-education program for Middle Eastern trainees involved in fields relating to law, health and civil society.

Cook is a program director for the Center for Technology in Government (CTG). Considered in her industry as an expert in digital government transformation, she works with teams from government, corporate and academic organizations to address information management issues through collaboration.

She is currently leading four Capital Region cities in developing code enforcement data and problem property owner sharing platform for the purposes of fighting blight (funded by the New York Department of State), as well as projects with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the World Bank to launch the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Open Data Initiative and Open Government Readiness Assessment.

Albany Law School and the University at Albany announced a formal affiliation in October 2015, creating new academic opportunities for students as well as new research and grant prospects for faculty. The affiliation is designed to create economic and social benefits for the Capital Region and beyond. To learn more, visit here.

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