Sharon E. Rush is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the Irving Cypen Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she also is Co-Founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations and an Associate Director of the Center on Children and Families. She received her B.A. and J.D. cum laude from Cornell University. She practiced with the Wall Street firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in their Washington, D.C. office before starting her teaching career at DePaul University in Chicago. She joined the University of Florida faculty in 1985 and teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and seminars on the Supreme Court. Her research focuses on issues about education and equality.