Victoria Sutton is visiting from Texas Tech University School of Law where she is the Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, the only center at a law school in the U.S. to focus solely on issues of law and biodefense, biosecurity and bioterrorism. She established the Law and Science Certificate Program with unanimous support of the faculty, and directs the JD/MS Program in Environmental Toxicology; Biotechnology; Agriculture and Applied Economics and the JD/MEng.
Prof Sutton received the Horn Distinguished Professor honor in 2010, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a faculty member at Texas Tech University. She served as the Chief Counsel for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., 2005-2007. She served as Assistant Director in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, also known as the White House Science Office, 1991-1993.