ninamoore.jpgColgate professor Nina M. Moore has been appointed by Gov. David A. Paterson to a four-year term on the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

The commission is the state agency responsible for investigating complaints of misconduct against judges of the state unified court system and, where appropriate, determining to admonish, censure or remove from office those judges found to have engaged in unethical behavior.

Composed of 11 members, all of whom serve without pay, the commission has a full-time staff operating from offices in Albany, Rochester, and New York.

“I’m honored to have been selected by the governor for this commission, which I believe provides important oversight of our state’s judicial system,” said Moore. “My hope is to add as much to the commission’s deliberations and investigations as I am sure I will learn from being part of the process and interacting with the finest jurists and attorneys from across the state.”

Moore is an associate professor of political science and has been at Colgate since 1998. She is author of Governing Race: Politics, Policy and the Politics of Race (Praeger 2000) and various articles and papers on the Supreme Court and Congress.

She received her BA from Knox College and her MA and PhD in political science from the University of Chicago. Prior to Colgate, Moore held teaching positions at DePaul University, the University of Minnesota, and Loyola University of Chicago.