Sheldon is currently an Assistant Professor at Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. In the summer of 2020 he will join the University of Baltimore School of Law as an Associate Professor. He teaches Property, Wills & Trusts, and Critical Race Theory.
Before joining NKU Chase Law in Fall 2018, Sheldon served as an Assistant Professor on Whittier Law School's ultimate faculty. He has also held a positions as a Visiting Assistant Professor at both UC Irvine School of Law (Fall 2016) and Northwestern University School of Law (2012 thru 2013). In 2011, he was appointed the inaugural Dorr Legg Law and Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute (UCLA School of L aw).
Sheldon received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago (2013), a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law (1999), and an A.B. cum laude in sociology from Princeton University (1996).
Generally, his research interests focus on anti-discrimination law for racial and sexual minorities in a comparative context. His current research explores anti-affirmative action practices in higher education. His work is increasingly observing property law institutions in our shared social world--particularly the worlds of higher education, fashion, and natural resources (i.e., parks, commons, and shared green spaces)--and understanding their role in creating and ameliorating social inequality.