Faculty & Contacts
Thomas G. Shanahan
B.S. from The Ohio State University
J.D. from Capital University
Prior to coming to Columbus State, Mr. Shanahan engaged in the general practice of law. He teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, general practice, and litigation and professional malpractice.
Catherine A. Ritterbusch
B.A. from Marquette University
J.D. from Marquette University Law School
Before joining the faculty at Columbus State, Ms. Ritterbusch chaired the justice department at a four-year college in Wisconsin, and practiced law in a variety of areas, specializing in complex commercial litigation. She teaches Legal Research and Writing, the legal system, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and litigation. She is the faculty adviser for the Student Paralegal Association.
Annually Contracted Faculty
B.A. from Ohio University (Eastern Campus)
M.S.W. from Ohio University (Eastern Campus)
J.D. from Capital University Law School
Before joining the faculty at Columbus State, Mrs. Dickerson litigated at the Franklin County Court for six years, and practiced civil law in a variety of areas, specializing in real estate and business formation and compliance. Prior to this, she served as a federal grant writer and program director for a multi-million-dollar grant portfolio at a non-profit organization near Wheeling, West Virginia. She teaches Business Organizations, the Legal Environment of Business, Constitutional Law, and Law Office Technology. She is also a member of the Student Paralegal Association (SPA).
B.A., Dennison University J.D., Capital University Law School
(614) 287- 2183
Franklin Hall 214
B.A., Wilberforce University
M.A., New York University
Prior to coming to Columbus State, Ms. Martin engaged in advising students in higher education as well as teaching humanities courses. She currently teaches a Cultural Pluralism course. She is the Program Coordinator for the Justice, Safety & Legal Studies Department.
Dale A. Gresson
Justice, Safety & Legal Studies Department Chair
(614) 287- 2872
Franklin Hall 211
MBA, Tiffin University
Once you are a student in the Paralegal program, you will enjoy professional academic advising from the Health and Human Services Division advisors located in Union Hall, room 477. Students should consult with these advisors when first entering the program and each subsequent semester before registering for classes. Please contact them for an appointment at www.cscc.edu/hhs-advising or email a message to: HHSadvising@cscc.edu.
Vanessa manages the daily office procedures of the Legal Studies Program.
Contact Vanessa at 614 287-3620, FR 206 or at email@example.com.