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Elizabeth Cameron

Dr. Cameron is a licensed attorney and business consultant who continues to consult with clients in order to bring real life examples into her law, cybersecurity and management classes. Professor Cameron is dedicated to teaching and working with students to achieve their goals. She has taught overseas classes in Belgium and Australia. In addition to teaching and research Dr. Cameron serves as a pre-law advisor.

Professor Cameron is passionate about teaching and incorporates service learning into her courses. She is the recipient of the Andison Excellence in Teaching Award, Outstanding Faculty Award for the Social Sciences, Phi Sigma Sigma Faculty of the Semester, and the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty Community Service-Learning Award. She has also received the MALSB Master Teacher Award twice.

Dr. Cameron’s research focuses on cybersecurity & privacy law, health care law and policy, consumer law, employment and education law, and real property law issues. She is an experienced transactional attorney (drafting and reviewing contracts) with a strong understanding of construction law.  She has received several awards for her research including: MBAA International Distinguished Research Paper Award, MBAA International McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, Best Paper in the Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business and Best Paper Published in Any Source in the Real Estate Law Journal. Dr. Cameron was also recently recognized as a “Super Leader” by the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business for Leading Sustainable Innovation.

Professor Cameron is an active advisor who has received recognition for being an Outstanding Faculty member and Most Involved Faculty member by the KCP Opportunities and Connections Mentor Program. She is the advisor of the Alma College Justice and Advocacy (ACJAG) group which supports students of all majors interested in law and advocacy.  She can be frequently found chatting with groups of students in her office and roving the library answering student questions. Dr. Cameron holds a JD/MBA, Certificate in International Business and Certificate in Leading Sustainable Innovation. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States Bar, State Bar of Michigan, and the District of Columbia Bar.

Title

Professor of Business Administration

Discipline

Business Law, Cybersecurity & Management; Business Administration

Educational Background

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School / Certificate of Merit: Lawyering Before Trial

M.B.A., Saginaw Valley State University

Certificate in International Business, Saginaw Valley State University

Certificate in Leading Sustainable Innovation, University of Vermont

B.B.A., Saginaw Valley State University

Rank

Professor

I'm an expert in

Transactional Law, Cybersecurity Law & Privacy, Construction Law, Accommodating Students with Disabilities, Timeshare and Vacation Property Ownership Issues, and Customer Service Management concerns

Signature course(s):

Legal Environment of Business, Commercial Law, Management, Business Communications, Transnational Management

Recent publications:

“Why Business Schools Must Incorporate Cybersecurity Into the Business Curriculum - Preparing the Next Generation for Success,” Journal of Higher Education Theory & Practice, Vol. 19 (4), Fall 2019. Award: 2019 MBAA International Distinguished Research Paper

“The Electronic Leash - Employer Liability for Hourly Employees Engaging in Connectivity After Hours,” Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, March 12, 2019.

“Internet of Things: An Analysis and Proposal of White Worm Technology,” IEEE, Explore Digital Library, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), pages 1226-1232, Mason J. Molesky, The George Washington University, and Elizabeth A. Cameron January 2019.

“Blockchain Network for Space Object Location Gathering,” Proceedings of the IEEE Information Technology, Electronics, Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON), Mason J. Molesky, The George Washington University, Elizabeth A. Cameron, Alma College, Jerry Jones IV, Michael Esposito, iran Cohen, and Chris Beauregard, The George Washington University, November 2018.

“Social media and the physician practice workplace,” Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Connection, with Tom Ealey, September 2018.

“Never Off the Clock: The Legal Implications of Employees’ After Hours Work,” Labor Law Journal, Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tanya M. Marcum, Bradley University, Wolters Kluwer, Summer 2018.

“How the NLRB’s Decisions in Cases Involving Social Media are Narrowing the Definition of Concerted Activity…Whether Employees “Like” it or Not, Jessica Magaldi, Pace University, Jonathan S. Sales, Bentley University, Elizabeth A. Cameron, Alma College, University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 2, Winter 2018. The University of San Francisco Law Review also accepted this paper. Award: 2017 MBAA International Best Paper Award

“Beyond Millennials: Engaging Generation Z in Business Law Classes”, Elizabeth A. Cameron and Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, University of Georgia, Journal of Legal Studies in Education, Vol. 34, Issue 2, Pages 1-8, Wiley Publishing Company, Summer 2017.

“Patient Safety and Modesty: Policy and Compliance,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tom Ealey, Alma College, Proceedings of the Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Blue Ash, Ohio, October 20, 2017. Reprinted with permission from Compliance Today.

“Patient safety and modesty: Policy and Compliance,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tom Ealey, Alma College, Compliance Today, July 2017.

“Politically Correct and Family Friendly: Redesigning the FMLA - Providing Paid Parental Leave for Infant Care, Elizabeth Cameron and Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Proceedings of the Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in 
Business, 
Oakland, Michigan, October 21, 2016.

Restraints:  Patient Safety and Regulatory Compliance,” Elizabeth Cameron and Tom Ealey, Compliance Today, Health Care Compliance Association, December 2015.

Complete textbook of Legal Case Briefs for Instructor’s Manual (22 chapters), The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business,17th Edition, by Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, University of Georgia; Daniel R. Cahoy, Pennsylvania State University; Julie Manning Magid, Indiana University; O. Lee Reed, University of Georgia; and Peter J. Shedd, University of Georgia, McGraw-Hill Publishing, November 13, 2015.

“Educators Beware:  The Legal and Professional Dangers of Engaging with Social Media,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron, Professor Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Autumn Ouellette, Clio High School Teacher, MBAA International Conference, 2014 Proceedings for the MALSB, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2014

“Social Media Privacy:  What’s in a Password?–Rights and Protection,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron, Professor Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Kelsey Blades and Mason Molesky, 2013 ALSB Proceedings, Boston, MA, August 2013.

“Allergy Issues and Concerns in the Classroom: Keeping Students Safe,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron and Dr. Peggy Thelen, Journal for the National Association of Young Children, Vol. 67, No. 4, September 2012.

“Accommodating Students with Learning Disabilities in Higher Education–Qualifications and Extent of Academic Accommodation,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron, Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Mason Molesky, MALSB Proceedings, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 29, 2012.

Recent presentations:

“The Ever-changing Landscape of Employment Law Privacy Issues,” The Intersection of Social Media and Employment & Privacy Issues, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Montreal, Canada, August 10, 2019

“Bridging the Divide - Fostering Collaboration Between the Accounting and Law Disciplines,” Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Montreal, Canada, August 9, 2019.

“Why Business Schools Must Incorporate Cybersecurity Into the Business Curriculum - Preparing the Next Generation for Success,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, Society for the Advancement of Information Systems, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 28, 2019. Award: 2019 MBAA International Distinguished Research Paper

“The Electronic Leash - Employer Liability for Hourly Employees Engaging in Connectivity After Hours,” Elizabeth A. Cameron with Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 28, 2019.

“Cybersecurity and Business: Understanding Privacy and Protection,” Entrepreneurs in Action, Alma College, January 22, 2019.

“Internet of Things: An Analysis and Proposal of White Worm Technology, IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE),” Mason J. Molesky, The George Washington University and Elizabeth A. Cameron, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 12, 2019.

“The Relevance & Importance of Understanding the Governance Framework in the Cybersecurity Realm,” The George Washington University, Cybersecurity and Governance (CSCI), Washington, D.C., October 25, 2018.

“Never Disconnected: The Legal Dangers of Endless Workdays for Hourly Employees,” Great Lakes Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tanya Marcum, Bradley Universty, Frankenmuth, Michigan, October 12, 2018.

“Adding Value to the Business Law Discipline: The Significance of Interdisciplinary and Professional Outreach,” Elizabeth Cameron and Linda Christiansen, Indiana University Southeast, and Eric Yordy, Northern Arizona University, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Portland, Oregon, August 13, 2018.

“Cybersecurity and Business Schools: If We Don’t Join the Future, We Will Be in the Past,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Portland, Oregon, August 12, 2018.

“Never Off the Clock - Potential Legal Problems for Employers,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 19, 2018.

“Academic Carpool Karaoke - The Value of Shenanigans in Engaged Learning,” Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 2018.

“Patient Safety and Modesty: Policy and Compliance,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Tom Ealey, Alma College, Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Blue Ash, Ohio, October 20, 2017.

“Beyond Millennials: Engaging Generation Z in Business Law Classes,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Marisa Pagnattaro, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Prgrams, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and I.W. Cousins Professor of Business Ethics, University of Georgia, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Savannah, Georgia, August 8, 2017.

“Maximizing External Resources for Teaching Dynamic Online Business Law Courses,” Elizabeth A. Cameron with Wade Davis, Minnesota State University, Mankato (Chair), Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, George McNary, Creighton University, and Wade Abed, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Knutson & Casey, Mankato, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Savannah, Georgia, August 7, 2017.

“The New CPA Exam: Information and Techniques for Student Success on the Business Law and Tax Portions of the CPA Exam,” Elizabeth A. Cameron (Chair), Norm Hawker, Western Michigan University, Linda Christiansen, Indiana University Southeast, Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, George McNary, Creighton University, and Michael J. Molesky, Michigan State University, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Savannah, Georgia, August 7, 2017.

“Game On: Implementing Gmification - Quizzizz: An Engaging Assessment Tool for Student Success,” MICPA, Spring Accounting Educators Conference, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, Michigan, June 2, 2017.

“The Business Basics of Operating a Prosperous Child Care Facility,” Elizabeth A. Cameron and Peggy Thelen, Alma College, Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (Miaeyc), Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 21, 2017.

“How the NLRB’s Decisions in Cases Involving Social Media are Narrowing the Definition of Concerted Activity…Whether Employees “Like” it or Not, with Jessica A. Magaldi and Jonathan Sales, Pace University, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 23, 2017. Award: 2017 MBAA International Best Paper Award

“Engaging Techniques for Teaching Millennials Business Law - The Impact of Using Diverse Learning Strategies,” Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 23, 2017. Award: 2017 MALSB Master Teacher

“Preparing CPA Students to Meet the New REG Exam Challenges - The Necessity of Blended Teaching, ” Elizabeth A. Cameron (Chair) with Norman Hawker, Western Michigan University, Jessica A. Magaldi, Pace University, Tanya Marcum, Bradley University, and Michael J. Molesky, Michigan State University, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 23, 2017.

Other recent accomplishments:

Super Leader Award, University of Vermont Grossman School of Business 

2019 MBAA International Distinguished Research Paper Award

2017 Master Teacher Award, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Elected as Vice Chair of the MICPA Educators Taskforce

Elected as Chair of the Law for Accountants section of the ALSB

Appointed to the Juvenile Justice Grant Implementation Team for the Mid-Michigan Partnership for Communities and Families.

I've led

I have taken students to Washington, D.C., Australia, and Brussels, and within Michigan. Students have visited The U.S. Supreme Court, the Pentagon, Treasury Department, Federal Trade Commission, State Department, and more. Students have also visited the Michigan Supreme Court, and circuit, district, and probate courts to experience real life cases in action. Alma College law students also visited the local jail and the St. Louis Correctional facility.