Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced the appointment of eight scholars to endowed chairs. One of these appointments went to an African American.
Sean B. Seymore was named to the New York Alumni’s Chancellor’s Chair. He is a professor of law and a professor of chemistry at the university. Professor Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.
Professor Seymore joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2010. He previously taught at Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Before earning his law degree he taught chemistry at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Rowan University in New Jersey.
Professor Seymore earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Tennessee. He holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.