Don Vaughan is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law. He teaches State and Local Government. Don is a practicing attorney with over thirty years experience. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill with Highest Honors, and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from American University in Washington. He received his law degree from Wake Forest in 1979, where he was a member of the Wake Forest Law Review.
Don was elected to seven terms as a member of the Greensboro City Council, two as Mayor Pro Tem. He served two terms in the North Carolina Senate, one as Deputy Leader in the Senate. Don has served as a Member of the State Banking Commission, and as a member of the North Carolina Courts Commission.
Don has served on the staff of the United States Senate in Washington and in the Office of the Governor in Raleigh. He has served as an adjunct Professor in the Masters in Public Administration program at UNC-G and received a University Lectureship from American University in Washington. He is Adjunct Professor of State and Local Government at Wake Forest and Elon Law Schools.
Don has represented hundreds of corporate and individual clients. He is a member of the Bar of North Carolina and the District of Columbia, all Federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. He has published articles in the North Carolina Bar Quarterly, North Carolina Magazine¸ and in publications of the National Association of Attorneys General.