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Joseph Ferrell

Joseph Ferrell earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Carolina. He joined the faculty at the Institute of Government in 1964 as an instructor in public law and government. Since 1966, he has served as secretary of the faculty. His publications include numerous articles and books on government in North Carolina. He has served as an instructor, consultant , and scholar to the Legislative Research Commission, which included work on the revision of the North Carolina Constitution. He served as staff counsel to the House and Senate Committees on Local Government, one of his scholarly specialties. He won the Thomas Jefferson Award in 2003.