Sheilah D. Vance
- J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
- B.A. Howard University
Sheilah D. Vance, Esq., serves as President and General Counsel of the Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity, a research, education and training organization that focuses on K-12 public school finance issues and is located in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA, where she also maintains a private law practice. Vance has a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in communications, magna cum laude, from Howard University. Vance was employed full-time at Villanova University School of Law (VLS) from 1998 – 2006, first as a Visiting Legal Writing Instructor for two years before becoming Director and then Assistant Dean for Academic Support. Vance has published and presented extensively in the areas of public education and legal education, including at the American Association of ;Law S chools. Her most recent publication is the article, “Beyond Segregation: The Continuing Struggle for Educational Equity 50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education”
in The Sage Handbook of African American Education (2009). Vance has taught Education Law at VLS since 2000. Her other experience in education includes working as Special Assistant to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Hearing Officer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Editor for the National Education Association.