Faculty Members and Scholars in Residence



Pascale Chapdelaine


Pascale Chapdelaine is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Her research looks at the interaction between intellectual property, property and contracts, as well as how new technologies and automated business processes shape consumers’ rights and expectations.

(519) 253-3000 ext. 2961

Wissam Aoun


Wissam Aoun is an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.  His research focuses on intellectual property, with a particular interest in international comparative patent law and practice, and intellectual property clinical and experiential education. Outside of intellectual property, Wissam’s work explores theories of regulation and administration, with a particular focus on the regulation of professions, including materialist and non-materialist theories of capture.


519-253-3000 ext. 4207

Myra Tawfik

Faculty Member

Myra Tawfik is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. She is an expert in intellectual property law. Her research and teaching interests lie in the areas of copyright law, trademark law, international IP law, IP strategy and IP legal history.

(519) 253-3000 ext. 2935

Kristen Thomasen

Faculty member

Kristen Thomasen is an Assistant Professor University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in Law, Robotics and Society. Her research focuses on drone privacy and regulation, as well as other legal, social and ethical implications of robotic technologies and artificial intelligence.

(519) 253-3000  ext. 4264

Muharem Kianieff

Faculty Member

Muharem Kianieff is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. His research interests include Corporate / Commercial Law, Banking and Negotiable Instruments, Payment Systems, Electronic Commerce, Consumer Protection, Law and Economics, and Public Policy Formation in Canada.

(519) 253 3000 ext. 2957

Vincent Manzerolle

Faculty Member

Vincent Manzerolle’s teaching and research deals with the history, political economy, and theory of media. He has published on a range of topics including financial technologies, digital marketing and advertising strategies, consumer databases, apps, wireless connectivity, border infrastructure, online audiences, mobile payment systems, and media theory.


Karima Bawa

Scholar in residence

Karima Bawa is an expert in IP strategy and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI). There, she studies the issues surrounding the commercialization of University R&D and capacity-building in IP strategyfor Canadian Innovators, and she also advises and supports technology start ups.