McKnight is a third-year doctoral student at Arizona State
University. His work
examines the construction of law and governance in online communities.
Currently, he co-teaches a graduate seminar on governance of virtual worlds at
ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He is a teaching assistant for
Technology and Society, an undergraduate anthropology course, for Fall 2010,
and was a Science Foundation Arizona Fellow for 2008-2010.
He has been a Wall Street corporate finance attorney, an officer and director
of nonprofit organizations involved in science education and policy, CEO of a
startup spacesuit-technology firm, and prelaw services coordinator at Arizona State University.
He holds a JD from the New York University School of Law, a master's degree in
international affairs from Columbia University's School
of International and Public Affairs,
and a bachelor's degree, with honors, in Political Science from the University of California,