B. Keith Faulkner
B. Keith Faulkner began serving as Campbell Law Interim Dean in July 2012. Dean Faulkner previously held the positions of Vice Dean for Administration & External Relations, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Administration, and Associate Dean for External Relations at the law school since his arrival in 2004.
Prior to Campbell Law, Dean Faulkner served as a litigation associate at one of North Carolina’s largest law firms, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP in Wilmington. Boasting a diverse professional background, Dean Faulkner’s past experience also includes partnership in a private practice, eight years of service in the United States Navy as a submariner, nuclear power plant operator, and instructor in the Nuclear Power Training Pipeline.
Extremely active in the profession and community, Dean Faulkner serves on many boards and bar related committees, including the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Data Policy Committee, the North Carolina Bar Association's Professionalism Committee, the Wake County Bar Association's Professionalism and Public Service Committees, and North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services Board, where he serves as treasurer. In September 2012 Dean Faulkner joined the Downtown Raleigh Alliance Board of Directors, and in December 2012 he was elected to serve on the Wake County Bar Association & Tenth Judicial District Bar 2013 Board of Directors. He was also elected Susie Sharp Inn of Court President in March 2013.
Dean Faulkner teaches courses at Campbell Law on topics including Law Practice Management, Start Your Own Law Firm, and Pre-trial Litigation. He previously served as a visiting professor in Campbell University's Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, teaching classes on business ethics and business regulation.
A native of Star, N.C., Dean Faulkner completed his undergraduate studies at Charleston Southern University in 1998 prior to obtaining his J.D. / M.B.A. dual degree from Campbell Law and Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business in 2001.