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Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (July 2007-present)
Professor of Politics, Oberlin College (January 2008-present)
Teach Political Science classes on American Democracy, Public Education, and U.S. Elections

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Vice President and General Counsel (November 1998 to May 2007)
Managed staff of more than 40 and outside counsel, and annual budget of more than $12
million for legal affairs of three campusesAnn Arbor, Dearborn and Flint

Designed and implemented successful legal, political and public education/outreach strategy
for admissions lawsuits, resulting in historic victory, record number and strength of amicus
filings on our side, and significant favorable media coverage of University policies

Oversaw major NCAA basketball investigation resulting in reversal of post-season ban

Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School (January 2000 to May 2007)
Taught seminars on The Role of In-House Counsel and Congressional Oversight of the
Executive Branch
Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Department of Political Science
(September 2001 to May 2007)
Taught upper-level Political Science class for 100 undergraduatesPublic Policy and the
Law, and senior seminar on The Supreme Court and Public Education

Supervised Independent Study courses in Political Science

Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Summer Program - Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) (June 2006, June 2007)

U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.

Acting Solicitor (November 1997-October 1998)
Deputy Solicitor for National Operations (April 1996-October 1998)
Managed staff of over 700 employees, budget of over $70 million, and 15 regional and subregional offices

Led federal inter-departmental policy study of and recommendations pertaining to genetic


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Office of Counsel to the President, Washington, D.C.

Associate Counsel (January 1995-March 1996)

Supervised team vetting and clearance of Presidential appointments and nominees

Oversaw strategy and settlement of path-breaking litigation involving access to e-mail in the
federal government

Assistant Counsel and Special Counsel for Information Policy (February 1994-December 1994)
Special Counsel (August 1993-February 1994)
U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, Washington,
Trial Attorney (November 1989-August 1993)
Prosecuted police brutality and racial and ethnic violence cases throughout the country
United States Attorneys Office, Washington, D.C.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (December 1989-April 1990)
George Washington University, National Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law (Spring 1991-Spring 1993)
Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, United States District Court, San Francisco, CA
Law Clerk (August 1988-August 1989)
Yale Law School, New Haven, CT. JD, June 1988

Editor, Yale Law Journal

Homelessness Legal Clinic, Student Supervisor

Oxford University, Magdalen College, Oxford, England. B.A./M.A. Modern History,

June 1985. Rhodes Scholar
Yale College, New Haven, CT. B.A. Economics and Political Science, May 1982

Summa cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa
The Alpheus Henry Snow Prize for Scholarship and Character (for outstanding Senior

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M. Krislov, 7 Things to Do the Summer Before You Start College, The Huffington Post (May 30,
M. Krislov and S. Volk, College is for Creating Citizens, The Chronicle of Higher Education (May
14, 2014).
M. Krislov, Finding the Perfect Job, The Cleveland Plain Dealer (May 29, 2012).
M. Krislov, A College Presidents Take on Accelerated Degree Programs, Phi Beta Kappa, The Key
Reporter (Spring 2012).
M. Krislov, Harrys Education and Yours: A father sends his son off to college, with wisdom from a
boy wizard, The Baltimore Sun, (August 22, 2011).
M. Krislov, Dont Block Pell Programs Path to Higher Ed, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, (Sunday,
February 20, 2011).
M. Krislov, Social Media Users Should be Cautious, The Columbus Dispatch (December 28, 2010).
M. Krislov, Presidents Belong in the Classroom, The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 7,
M. Krislov, Town-Gown Relations Must Improve, Crains Cleveland Business (October 5, 2009).
D. Featherman, M. Hall, and M. Krislov, The Next Twenty-five Years: Affirmative Action in
Higher Education in the United States and South Africa, University of Michigan Press,
(December, 2009).
M. Krislov, Journal of Economic Literature. Review of Color of Money: How Rich White Kids are
Winning the War over College Affirmative Action, by Peter G. Schmidt (2009).
M. Krislov, College Presidents Pen Admissions Essay. Wall Street Journal (May 6, 2009).
M. Krislov, Testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on House Administration
Hearing on: Ensuring the Rights of College Students to Vote. (September 25, 2008).
M. Krislov, Laying a Foundation for Voting. Washington Post (April 12, 2008).
M. Krislov and D. Katz, Taking State Constitutions Seriously Cornell Journal of Public Policy
(Spring 2008).
M. Krislov, Mental illness on campus: A quiet danger no longer, USA Today (December 20, 2007).
M. Krislov, Affirmative Action in Higher Education, 72 University of Cincinnati Law Review 899
J. Alger and M. Krislov, Youve Got to Have Friends: Lessons Learned From the Role of Amici in
the University of Michigan Cases, 30 Journal of College and University Law 50.3, (2004).
M. Krislov, Open the Black Box of College Admissions, Chronicle of Higher Education (August 1,
M. Krislov, Ensuring Tenant Consultation Before Public Housing is Demolished or Sold, 97 Yale
Law Journal 1745 (1988).

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Bonner Presidents Advisory Council, (March 2014-present).

Member, National Council on the Humanities (confirmed by U.S. Senate November 2009present)

Board Member, Consortium on Financing Higher Education (November 2012-present)

Board Member, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (January 2012present)

Chair, Five Colleges of Ohio (2011-2013), Secretary (February 2014-President), (Board

Member 2007-present)

Vice President, North Coast Athletic Conference (2013-present)

Chair, North Coast Athletic Conference Diversity Committee (2010-present)

Board Member, Great Lakes College Association (2007-present), Executive Committee (2013present)

Co-Chair, University of Michigan Presidential Initiative on Ethics in Public Life (2005-2007)

Co-Chair, University of Michigan Presidents Task Force on Ethics in Public Life (September

American Anthropological Association, Project Advisory Board on Race and Human Variation

Michigan Rhodes Scholars Selection Committee (1999-2001), Secretary (2002-2004)

Upper Midwest Rhodes Scholars Selection Committee, Secretary (2005) member (2006)

Member, Board of Directors, Veritas (University of Michigan insurance) (2000-2007)

Member, Claims Management Committee (University hospitals) (2003-2007)

Faculty Advisory Group, University of Michigan-in-Washington Program (2004-2007)

Faculty Advisor, University of Michigan Phi Alpha Delta pre-law honorary (2004-2007)

Faculty Advisor, Democracy Matters (student group) (2005-2007)

Executive Committee, University of Michigan Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations

Proposals Review Committee, University of Michigan Arts in Citizenship Grants (2004)

Steering Committee, Center for Institutional Diversity of Michigan (2004-2007)

Planning Committee, University delegation to South Africa (2005-2007)

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Young Judaea Founding Board Member (2012-present)

Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Board of Trustees (April 2009-June 2014)

Lorain County P-16 Council, Board of Directors (January 2008-2011)

Lorain County Urban League, Board of Directors (December 2007-December 2010)

Washtenaw County Jewish Federation, Campaign Co-Chair (September 2001-June 2003)

Washtenaw County Jewish Federation, Co-Chair Humanitarian of the Year Dinner (2005)

Detroit Mosaic Youth Theatre Board (December 2001 to 2007); Vice Chair (January 20032007)

United Way of Washtenaw County, Michigan Board of Directors (March 2003-March 2007),
University of Michigan Campaign Chair (September 2005-March 2007)

University Musical Society Board of Directors, Ann Arbor, MI (January 2004-May 2007)

Economic Dinner Group, Ann Arbor, MI (2003-2007)

Board of Aldermen, New Haven, CT. Alderman (October 1982-September 1983)


Toni Morrison Society, Bench by the Road Award, Oberlin, OH (September 2013)

Excellence in Leadership Award, Leadership Lorain County, OH (February 2012)

NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Award for Counsel and Leadership, New York, NY
(November 2003)