JOAN R.M. BULLOCK has been appointed dean of the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She was previously president and dean of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. She is the first female dean in the law school’s leadership history. Bullock holds a bachelor’s degree in legal and political theory from Michigan State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.