Sheldon is currently an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He teaches Property, Trusts & Estates, and Critical Race Theory.
Before joining the Loyola Chicago Law faculty, Sheldon was an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and an Assistant Professor at NKU Chase College of Law and Whittier Law School. He has also held 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 Law).
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 focuses on anti-discrimination laws regarding 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 realms 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.