Kellye Testy is the Dean of the University of Washington, the first woman to hold a permanent position as dean there. She joined the law school in 2009. Her research and scholarship focuses on contracts, corporate governance, business entities, leadership, and access to justice. She is currently focusing her scholarship on corporate law and governance and on leadership, both topics that for which she is a frequent invited speaker.
Prior to that, she was on the faculty at Seattle University Law School and became its dean in 2005. During law school, she worked for Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, and after graduation, she clerked for Judge Jesse E. Eschbach on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
EDUCATION: Indiana University at Bloomington, B.A.; Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D.