Advisor to the President
University of Maryland Baltimore
Professor Kucskar serves as Advisor to the President at the University of Maryland Baltimore.
From 2015-2018, he served as Senior Commission Advisor at the Maryland Public Service Commission. As a member of the Executive Team, he provided policy analysis, advice and support to each of the five gubernatorial-appointed Commissioners on matters pending before the Commission and other federal or State entities. Prof. Kucskar also led the Commission's efforts to modernize Maryland's electric distribution systems, and he spoke at or moderated expert panels for numerous national, regional and local events.
From 2012–2015, Professor Kucskar served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. In that role, he counseled the Governor and his staff on judicial appointments, state ethics law, pardons and commutations, procurement matters, and a wide range of policy issues across state government. Previously, Prof. Kucskar served as a Senior Attorney at the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he advised GAO's Natural Resources & Environment and Financial Markets & Community Investment policy teams. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Jillyn K. Schulze of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Professor Kucskar graduated magna cum laude from UM Carey Law, where he served as president of the Student Bar Association, an associate editor and published author of the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the school's national runner-up softball team. Jon is originally from the Buffalo, New York area and graduated cum laude from Boston College.
Currently, Professor Kucskar serves as Board President of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (DBFA). He previously served as President of the UM Carey Law Alumni Board and as a volunteer attorney for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Advocacy & Justice Clinic. Prof. Kucskar is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Maryland.