Meet the AIS Team
Our team includes recognized scholars on academic integrity as well as seminar tutors with exceptional academic training and experience:
Gary Pavela, Co-founder and Partner
Gary Pavela is a nationally recognized writer and consultant on law and policy issues in higher education. He clerked for Chief Judge Alfred P. Murrah of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and served as a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. (the training arm of the United States Courts). In 2012 he received the “William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship” from the Center for Excellence in Law and Higher Education Policy.Read more
DeForest McDuff, Co-founder and Partner
DeForest McDuff has been involved in the design and implementation of the Academic Integrity Seminar since its founding in 2006. He has worked with thousands of students and coordinated the Academic Integrity Seminar at colleges and universities nationwide.
DeForest holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Maryland. At Princeton, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship recipient and winner of the Towbes Teaching Prize for outstanding undergraduate teaching. He currently lives in San Diego, California with his wonderful wife and three amazing children.
Donald McCabe, Academic Affiliate
Don McCabe (1944-2016) was an invaluable partner in the design and development of AIS, starting with an instrumental meeting in Princeton, New Jersey in 2007. For over two decades, Don conducted extensive research on college cheating, surveying over 165,000 students at more than 160 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. His work has been published widely in business, education, and sociology journals; and he was the founding president of the Center for Academic Integrity. Both he and AIS co-founder Gary Pavela became well-known advocates for the development of “modified honor codes” nationwide.
AIS created and maintains an active Facebook Group in Don’s honor. Please join us there for ongoing insights on protecting and promoting academic integrity:
Greg Pavela, AIS Tutor
Gregory Pavela is a Senior Tutor with Academic Integrity Seminar. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. While at Florida, Greg tutored for multiple sociology classes and served as a staff member with the UF Honor Code administration. Greg also served as a student representative on the College Faculty Council and was co-President of the Florida Society of Social Sciences.Read more
Andrew Canter, AIS Tutor
Andrew Canter is a Senior Tutor with Academic Integrity Seminar. He has a J.D. from Stanford University, a M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. He clerked for Judge Leslie H. Southwick of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Carlton W. Reeves of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He has published in the Stanford Law Review, BYU Education and Law Journal, and Environmental Law Reporter.Read more
Justin Coon, AIS Tutor
Justin Coon is a tutor with Academic Integrity Seminar. Justin has a J.D. from Duke University and undergraduate degrees in accounting and English from the University of Maryland. While he was a student at Maryland, Justin served as the Chair of the Student Honor Council and presided over academic integrity hearings. He also helped the University to implement an honor pledge.
Justin works in Washington, D.C. as an attorney for the United States Senate and lives in Maryland with his wife and two cocker spaniels.
Anastasia Pavela, AIS Program Coordinator
Anastasia Pavela holds a MS and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Moldova State University. While in Moldova, Anastasia worked several years for a Swedish company operating in five countries, climbing to the rank of Operations Manager. Mrs. Pavela speaks six languages. She currently lives in Houston, Texas.
John Holst, AIS Program Coordinator
John has worked with more than one hundred students since joining AIS in 2014. John is earning a B.S. in Bioengineering with a minor in Business at the University of California San Diego. He has become fascinated with the importance of ethics within our modern society and seeks to first cultivate himself as a man of integrity and second to contribute to the upbuilding of ethics within his collegiate peer group. John is an avid surfer, skier and general outdoor enthusiast.