About the Author
Published numerous articles on business law, the teaching of business law, and business ethics. He was named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Central Connecticut State College. In 1979 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from Beta Alpha Psi, and in 1980 he was named the Razorback Award winner as the Outstanding Business Professor, both at the University of Arkansas. In 1984, Professor Davidson was awarded the Meritorious Performance Award at California State University, Fresno.
Member of Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Iota Epsilon, and Beta Alpha Psi. He is also a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and its Southern Regional. He has held all of the offices in the Southern Regional, including President, and is currently serving as the Senior Advisory Editor for the Southern Law Journal and the Proceedings of the region¿s annual meeting.
Brenda E. Knowles received a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Evansville, an M.A. from Miami University, and a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. She is Professor of Business Law and Director of the Honors Program at Indiana University South Bend, where she has been the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, a systemwide, all-university teaching award. She has received other systemwide and divisional citations for excellent teaching. She also has been active in FACET, the faculty colloquium on excellence in teaching, which is a systemwide, all-university effort to encourage effective teaching and learning in the academic community. In 1995, Professor Knowles was named Director of the Honors Program (a position theretofore always held by liberal arts faculty members). In 1997, the Student Association at Indiana University South Bend chose her as the campus¿s ¿Outstanding Educator.¿
Specializes in research on employment discrimination, pedagogy, and intellectual property law. She publishes her work in professional journals and has won an award for her research. In addition, she has been recognized both nationally and locally for her professional and civic accomplishments, most recently through the W. George Pinnell Award for outstanding service to Indiana University.
Active member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and of several regionals. More specifically, having held every office, she is a past president of both the ALSB and the Tri-State Regional. Professor Knowles presently serves as the Chairperson of the ALSB¿s Research and Teaching Mentorship Programs, and, in 1994, she won the ALSB¿s Master Teacher Award. In 1998, she received the ALSB¿s Senior Faculty Excellence Award. Moreover, she is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She is licensed to practice law in Indiana and is a member of the American, Indiana State, and St. Joseph County Bar Associations.
Lynn M. Forsythe received her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She has passed the bar examination in the states of California and Pennsylvania. She is Professor of Business Law at the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. Professor Forsythe has also held administrative positions, including Director of Graduate Business Programs, Interim Department Chair, and Co-Chair of the AACSB Reaccredidation Committee. She currently is the Assessment Coordinator for the Legal Environment option.
Author of numerous articles on business law and business law pedagogy. She has held the positions of Editor-in-chief, Staff Editor, and Reviewer for The Journal of Legal Studies Education, and is currently the Advisory Editor for this journal. She received the 1992 School of Business Faculty Award for Educational Innovation and previously was awarded a university Meritorious Performance Award. She has been an estate and gift tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and has taught business law, administrative law, government regulation of business, real estate law, business ethics, estate planning, and business and society.
Member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Kappa Psi. She has been active in the American Bar Association, for which she chaired subcommittees and panels, including an American Law Institute¿American Bar Association advanced program. She is active in the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, for which she served as academic program coordinator for the 1983 meeting, liaison to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, a member of the Executive Committee, co-chairperson, and chairperson of its Business Ethics Section. She has held all the offices, including President, in the Western Regional Academy of Legal Studies in Business.