Nancy E. Tribbensee works for the Arizona Board of Regents as General Counsel for the Arizona University System. Prior to this appointment, she served as legal counsel for Arizona State University from 1989 through October 15, 2006. Her research areas include mental health issues, student affairs, free speech, intellectual property, technology transfer, research, risk management, and computer use and security. She is a board member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and chair of the NACUA Publications Committee. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Foothills Academy College Preparatory Charter School. Prior to joining Arizona State University, Nancy was an associate with the Evans, Kitchel, and Jenckes law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Philosophy, a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University.