Two Elon Law faculty members promoted to associate professor

Caroleen Dineen and Katherine Reynolds were among those scholars and mentors granted tenure or promoted this winter by the Elon University Board of Trustees.

Two Elon University faculty members have been promoted to associate professor by the Elon University Board of Trustees.

Caroleen Dineen and Katherine Reynolds were among faculty granted tenure or promoted when trustees met on February 15, 2024.

About Caroleen Dineen

Dineen joined the Elon Law faculty in 2020 having directed the Florida A&M University College of Law first-year Legal Research and Writing program for more than 200 first-year law students. She was soon named an Elon University Sustainability Faculty Scholar, and after serving for more than a year in an interim capacity, she was recently named director of Elon Law’s Legal Method & Communication Program.

Prior to entering legal education, she practiced law at Broad and Cassel in Florida and for Gordon Thomas Honeywell in the state of Washington, as well as serving as senior counsel for the State of Washington House of Representatives. Dineen earned her Juris Doctor and her MBA from the University of Washington, and her Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) in English and History from the University of Miami.

About Katherine Reynolds

Reynolds joined the Elon Law faculty in 2017 as clinical practitioner in residence at the law school’s Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic. She was named the clinic’s interim director in 2018 before a permanent appointment in 2019. Prior to joining the faculty, Reynolds coordinated the Immigration Legal Services Program at Church World Service, a refugee resettlement agency.

From 2012 to 2015, she worked in the Refugee Legal Aid Program of St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo, Egypt, serving as director in her final year. Reynolds earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where she was selected to be in the first class of the Law and Public Service Program. From 2006-2008, she served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Kazakhstan.