Board of Editors

Joseph P. Sanders

Joseph P. SandersProfessor Sanders is the A.A. White Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern in 1974. A member of the Law Center’s faculty since 1983, Professor Sanders is one of the leading experts in the United States on sociological studies of the law. In particular, his writings in the field of tort law, especially on the mass tort cases have brought considerable attention to his scholarship. He is one of the co-authors of the treatise “Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony”. His detailed profile, CV and publications can be found here.

Edward K. Cheng

Edward K. ChengProfessor Cheng’s research focuses on scientific and expert evidence, and the interaction between law and statistics. Professor Cheng is a coauthor of Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony, a five-volume treatise which is updated annually. His articles, in which he explores evidence law from an empirical and statistical perspective, have been published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Columbia Law Review and Stanford Law Review, among other prestigious law journals. He holds a B.S.E. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he also earned a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs; an M.Sc. in information systems (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in statistics at Columbia University. Professor Cheng is affiliated with Vanderbilt’s Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program and teaches Evidence, Torts, and Statistic Inference and the Law. More details about Professor Cheng can be found here.

John F. Fielder

John F. FielderDr. John F. Fielder is a clinical and forensic psychologist and one of the leading authorities on the impact of Daubert on expert testimony in his field and how it changes the focus of the discovery process and the assessment of the reliability of psychological and psychiatric testimony. He has written numerous articles on the topic for legal publications and provided seminars for law firms, bar associations and the California Department of Justice. He has also testified as an expert witness in numerous cases involving a wide range of complaints with a psychological and/or neuropsychological component. He has also served as a rebuttal expert and consultant expert and authored a compliance manual on mental disabilities under the ADA.

Nathan A. Schachtman

Nathan A. SchachtmanNathan A. Schachtman is a lawyer with a practice spanning 27 years and focusing on the defense of products liability suits, with an emphasis on scientific and medico-legal issues. Mr. Schachtman has counseled clients on strategy to avoid, resolve, and win litigation. He has served as national coordinating, MDL, trial, and appellate counsel in product liability, pharmaceutical, occupational disease, and environmental cases. He has been involved in many of the leading American cases involving epidemiologic and other scientific evidence in product liability cases. Mr. Schachtman has lectured and published widely on expert evidence issues. More details about Mr. Schachtman can be found on his website.

Sidney W. Jackson, III

Sidney W. Jackson, IIISidney W. Jackson, III is a partner at Jackson, Foster & Richardson, LLC based in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Jackson argued the Kuhmo Tire case before the U.S. Supreme court and has kept up with the changes and evolution of expert testimony since. His key practice areas are personal injury, automobile accidents, products liability, insurance fraud and medical negligence. More information about Mr. Jackson and his firm can be found here.

Stephen Mahle

Stephen MahleSteve consults law firms on issues relating to Daubert and is the founder of He is a commercial litigator with an economics Ph.D. who concentrates his practice in lawyering scientific and damages expert testimony on a consulting basis for law firms that are litigating substantial commercial matters that have expert testimony issues. His practice concentrates on the evaluation, challenge and exclusion, (or proffer and admission) of scientific and expert testimony under Daubert v. Merrell Dow and the other standards for admissibility of expert testimony.

Myles Levin

Myles LevinMyles Levin is the pioneer of expert witness research in the United States. He owns and operates the first and only expert witness challenge research database, the Daubert Tracker. He is also a contributor to the ABA book Litigators on Experts and a co-author of the Expert Witness White Paper.