Newsworks blogger Jan Ting lived for many years in Brandywine Hundred, Del., where he started this blog. He works on Broad Street in Philadelphia. He is a law professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he's been on the faculty since 1977.
Before that, he was an associate attorney in the tax department at the Pepper Hamilton law firm in Philadelphia. From 1990 to 1993, while on leave from Temple, he served as Assistant Commissioner at the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2006, he was the nominee of the Republican Party for the U.S. Senate in the state of Delaware, having defeated Christine O'Donnell in the Republican primary. He lost in the general election to Tom Carper.
He majored in history at Oberlin College, received a master's degree in Asian Studies from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, and received a law degree from Harvard Law School. He is married with two married daughters and three grandchildren.