About the Author
Professor Geier is a summa cum laude graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and a magna
cum laude graduate of the Case Western Reserve University Law School, where she was Articles
Editor of the Law Review. Following her graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Monroe G.
McKay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before joining the Cleveland-
Marshall College of Law faculty in 1989, she was an associate in the tax group with the law firm
of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. She was a co-author of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions
of “Federal Income Tax: Doctrine, Structure, and Policy” (LexisNexis, with Joseph M. Dodge and
J. Clifton Fleming), before writing this textbook in an effort to reduce student textbook costs. She
has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the University of Florida in Gainesville; she was also the John J.
Sparkman Chairholder of Law (Visiting) at the University of Alabama and was the inaugural
holder of the Leon M. & Gloria Plevin Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall (a three-year,
rotating, endowed professorship).
Geier is a member of the American Law Institute and has served both as a member of the
Executive Committee and as Chair of the Tax Section of the Association of American Law
Schools. She has also served as an Academic Adviser to the staff of the Joint Committee on
Taxation (comprised of the members of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate
Finance Committee) in connection with a tax simplification study and has testified before the
Senate Finance Committee in connection with the tax consequences of home mortgage
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