Tom Gerety is Collegiate Professor at New York University and teaches in both the Law School and the College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Gerety first came to NYU in 2003 to head up the Brennan Center for Justice at the Law School. Before that he served as president of Amherst College from 1994 to 2003 and of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1989 to 1994. From 1986 to 1989 he was the Dean and Nippert Professor at the College of Law of the University of Cincinnati. His recent book is The Freshman Who Hated Socrates.

Mr. Gerety received his B.A. from Yale College in 1969 and completed his Ph.d and J.D. at Yale in 1976.