Jim Castagnera holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Case Western Reserve University. For the past 20 years he has been the Associate Provost and Legal Counsel for Academic Affairs at Rider University in Central New Jersey. He also is the managing director of his own consulting firm that specializes in writing and editing services, workshops, courses and webinars on employment, corporate, and higher-education law topics. During a 30-year career as a practitioner and teacher of law, he has published 20 books and dozens of scholarly and professional articles. His teaching has taken him to the University of Texas-Austin, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Widener University School of Law. Currently he is an adjunct professor of law in Drexel University's Kline School of Law. His areas of expertise include collective bargaining; alternative dispute resolution; a wide range of regulatory matters involving institutions of higher education; contract drafting and negotiation; internal investigations; HR audits; supervisory training; litigation management; and crisis communication.