John R. Kroger was a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School from 2002-2009. During his tenure at Lewis & Clark, Kroger taught Criminal Law and Legal Philosophy and won the Levenson Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004, 2007, and 2008. In 2009 he left Lewis & Clark to become the Attorney General of Oregon.
Kroger graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Yale and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He pursued a distinguished career in education and public service as Attorney General of Oregon, federal prosecutor, law professor, United States Marine, and policy adviser to the U.S. Treasury and Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. John Kroger served as President of Reed College from 2012-2018 before becoming the inaugural Chief Learning Officer for the US Navy in October 2019.