Mathew Kerbis (B.A. '10, Philosophy) is a new speaker and faculty member for the American Bar Association TECHSHOW taking place in Chicago on March 1-4, 2023. He's speaking on bringing the subscription model to legal services and law in the Metaverse. Learn more here.
Derek R. Molter, ’07 (B.A. '04, Political Science and Philosophy), has been named by Governor Eric Holcomb to the Indiana Court of Appeals. Molter has been with Ice Miller in Indianapolis since 2013 and was named partner in 2016. Previously he was an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. In addition, according to Indiana Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, ’83, who nominated him, Judge Molter has volunteered more than 900 hours of pro bono work and worked diligently to improve the administration of justice and the legal system.
Timothy R. Nelson (B.A. '02, Philosophy) has been recognized as a Notable Gen X Leader in Accounting, Consulting and Law in 2021 by Crain’s Chicago Business. As Co-Chair of Aronberg Goldgehn’s Business Law & Transactions Group, Tim represents clients in a broad range of transactions and serves as a trusted advisor on legal, business and strategic matters. He earned his J.D. in 2005 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law after completing his B.A. in Philosophy from Indiana University in 2002. Read the full release.
William Z. Potter, M.D., Ph.D. (B.A. '65, Philosophy), is emeritus co-chair of the neuroscience steering committee at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. He was previously senior advisor at NIMH and vice president, franchise integrator in neuroscience at Merck Research Laboratories. Before joining Merck, he was executive director and Lilly clinical research fellow of the neuroscience therapeutic area at Lilly Research Laboratories. Before Lilly, he held the position of chief, section on clinical pharmacology, intramural research program, at NIMH. Dr. Potter has authored more than 300 publications in the field of preclinical and clinical pharmacology, mostly focused on drugs used in affective illnesses and methods for evaluating drug effects in humans. He has received many honors during his career, including the 1975–1977 Falk Fellowship from the American Psychiatric Association, the 1986 Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service, the 1990 St. Elizabeth’s Residency Program Alumnus of the Year Award, and the 2018 Andrew C. Leon Distinguished Career Award of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology. Dr. Potter received his medical degree and doctorate in pharmacology from Indiana University and board certification in psychiatry in 1978.
Darren Schmidt (B.A. '96, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies) writes, “Hello everyone! As a lawyer in the music business (Global Head of Record Label Licensing at Spotify) I can't say I've been using my Philosophy degree all that much. But I did have occasion to cite Kant in a recent internal memo, which brought me great joy!”
Andrew Straw (B.A. '92, English & Philosophy) has fought for health care and compensation for the infant victims of U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune poisoning, and finally there are tangible results. The SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act, H.R. 3967, passed the U.S. House in March 2022 by a vote of 256-174 and in June 2022 passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 84-14. This PACT Act contains the Camp LeJeune Justice Act of 2022. Straw's mother died of a Camp LeJeune cancer while he was attending IU-Maurer School of Law and Straw has disabilities of his own from that poisoning that have caused others to discriminate against him as a lawyer and disability rights advocate. Straw expects President Biden to sign the PACT Act in July of 2022. Straw is the Founder of the Disability Party and worked for the Indiana Supreme Court from 2000-2002. He currently lives in the Philippines. For more information, see www.andrewstraw.com (CV) and 2022.andrewstraw.com (2022 legal advocacy)