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Dr. Denise S Smith

Dr. Denise S Smith

Assistant Chair of Accountancy / Business Law and Associate Professor

Office: 3611 - Lumpkin Hall
Phone: 217-581-3019
Email: dssmith3@eiu.edu

Dr. Denise Smith, associate professor, is the Assistant Chair of Accounting & Law and Director of Accounting Programs.  Her current research interests are in the areas of employment law, immigration law as it relates to the rights of undocumented workers, social media law, and intellectual property law.

Frequently Taught Courses

The Legal and Social Environment of Business - BUS 2750
Employment Law - MGT 3900

Education

Juris Doctor, Baylor University School of Law
M.B.A., University of Kansas
B.B.A., Texas Christian University

Professional Organizations

Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Society for Human Resource Management

Publications

Smith, Denise S., and Jason P. Kight, "Your Future Employer 'DISliked' Your Status: Imposing Additional Background Check Procedures for Employees' Social Media Sites," Regional Business Review, 2014, forthcoming.

Smith, Denise S., and Michael A. Kat, "Workplace Rights of Undocumented Workers: What Happens Now?" Journal of Legal Studies in Business, 2013, Vol. 18, pages 89 - 107.

Nunlee, Martin, Michael A. Katz, and Denise S. Smith, "Negative Product Placement: An Evolving Theory of Product Disparagement and Unfair Competition," Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, Vol. 6 (2), Spring 2012 (forthcoming).

Smith, Denise S. and Robert Schlanser, “Immigration Reform – States Respond to Congress’ Failure to Act,” Regional Business Review, May 2009, Vol. 28, pages 162-183.

Smith, Denise S. and Michael A. Katz, “Academic Freedom in an Age of Assessment and Accountability,” Midwest Law Journal, 2008 Vol. 22, pages 1-29. 

Smith, Denise, “Evolution of Age Discrimination in Employment Charge:  The Impact of Smith v. City of Jackson on Employer Liability” Regional Business Review, May 2006, Vol. 25, pages 148 – 161.

Smith, Denise, "Workplace Religious Freedom:  What Is An Employer's Duty to Accommodate?"The ALSB Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Fall 2004, Vol. 10, pages 49-65.

Conference Presentations

Selected National Academic Conference Presentations:

Martin Nunlee, Michael A. Katz, and Denise S. Smith, "Negative Product Placement: An Evolving Theory of Product Disparagement and Unfair Competition," presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Denise S. Smith and James Thompson, “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends:  Solutions for the Recorded Music Industry,” presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting 2010, Richmond, Virginia.

Denise S. Smith, Michael A. Katz, and Christie Roszkowski, “The Impact of Hoffman Plastic v. NLRB on Workplace Rights of Illegal Aliens,” presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting 2009, Denver, Colorado.

Denise S. Smith and Robert Schlanser, “National Issues, Local Costs:  The Trend Toward State and Local Control of Immigration,” presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting 2008, Long Beach, California.

Denise S. Smith and Michael A. Katz, “Academic Freedom in an Age of Assessment and Accountability”, presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting 2007, Indianapolis, Indiana, co-authored with Michael A. Katz.

Selected Regional Academic Conference Presentations:

Denise S. Smith, Michael A. Katz, and Martin Nunlee, “Negative Product Placement:  An Evolving Theory of Product Disparagement,” presented at the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting 2011, Chicago, Illinois.



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