Marleen Swerdlow

Contact

Dr. Marleen Swerdlow
Professor and Director of the General Business Program

Phone: (409) 880- 8639
Email: swerdlowms@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 232

J.D.   University of Houston Law Center
B.S.   H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University
State Bar of Texas

Courses Taught

MBA:

Internship 
Special Topics in Management
The Legal Environment of Business 

Bachelors:

Business Ethics 
Business Law  
Special Problems in Business 
Special Topics in Business Law 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Director of On-Line Business Programs, Lamar University (July, 2012 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Director of General Business Programs, Lamar University - Beaumont (September, 2007 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1994 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Associate Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1988 - 1994), Beaumont, Texas.

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Lamar University - Beaumont (1984 - 1988), Beaumont, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Briefing Attorney for Judge Quentin Keith, Associate Justice, Ninth Court of Civil Appeals of Texas (1977 - 1979), Beaumont, Texas.

Associate, Weller, Wheelus & Green Law Firm (1977 - 1979), Beaumont, Texas.

Paid Service 

2015:  Part-time Legal Practice primarily in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, Business Law, and Oil & Gas, Clients are limited to a few families in the area who have real property throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding counties. Occasionally Dr. Swerdlow counsels students about their legal problems for no pay and refers them to the appropriate attorneys. 

2012-2014:  Part-time Legal Practice primarily in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, Business Law, and Oil & Gas, Clients are limited to a few families in the area who have real property throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding counties. Occasionally Dr. Swerdlow counsels students about their legal problems for no pay and refers them to the appropriate attorneys.

2011:  Part-time Legal Practice primarily in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, Business Law, and Oil & Gas, Clients are limited to a few families in the area who have real property throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding counties. Occasionally Dr. Swerdlow counsels students about their legal problems for no pay and refers them to the appropriate attorneys.

Service

Professional Service 

Chair: Committee / Task Force
2011 – 2015:  Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas (Local).  Torch Award for Non Profit Sector

Other Professional Service Activities
2015:  Academy of Legal Studies in Business (National).  Member
2012 – 2015:  Beta Gamma Sigma (International).
2011 – 2015:  State Bar of Texas (State).  Member of Bar and Several of its Sections
2011 – 2015:  ALI/ABA (National).  Member of ABA and Several of its Sections
2011 – 2015:  Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Regional).  Member
2011 – 2015:  Jefferson County Bar Association (Local).  Member
2011 – 2015:  Alpha Kappa Psi (National).  Member

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee for Promotion to Full Professor for the Department of Accounting and Business Law (G. Moss)  

Member:
2016:  Personnel Committee of Department of Accounting/Business Law for 4-year review (Colon)  
2012-2013:  Personnel Committee for Tenure/Promotion to Associate Professor for the Department of Accounting and Business Law (Badua)  

Department Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  Personnel Committee re. Frank Badua  

College Assignments

Chair:
2015-2016:  General Business Program Committee  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  General Business Program Committee Lamar University  

Member:
2015-2016:  Executive Committee  
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  
2014-2015:  Conferment  
2014-2015:  Personnel Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Executive Committee Lamar University 

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012 – 2012-2013:  Graduate Faculty: Member  
2011-2012:  Business Law Faculty worked on creation of Minor in Business Law: Minor in Business Law was ultimately approved at the end of Fall 2011  

College Assignments

Member:
2014-2015:  Selection Committee for Steinhagen Global Fellows 2015: Reviewed Student Essays for MBA Office  
2013:  College of Business Committee for Lamar University Academic Lecture Series (Spring 2013)
2013:  University Professor and Merit/Regent's Professor Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2012:  Advisement Center Advisory Council  

University Assignments

Member:
2016:  LU Ambassador Selection Committee -- Interviewed Ambassador Candidates  
2015:  Search Committee for Associate Director Position for Distance Education: Search Committee for Associate Director Position for Distance Education  
2012-2013 – 2015-2016:  Distance Education Committee  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Committee on Student Organizations  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Educator Preparation Council (EPC)  
2012 – 2014:  Communication Committee (AP Programs)  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Judge Joe J. Fisher Distinguished Lecture Series Committee  
2013:  Advisory Committee for Internships, Cooperative Education and Other Experiential Activities  
2013-2014:  Online Faculty Task Force  
2012:  Search Committee for University Advising Center (aka, the 'Jimmy Center') Associate Director Position  

University Assignments

Member:
2012:  Search Committee for University Advising Center (aka, the 'Jimmy Center') Director Position  

University Assignments

Member:
2013-2014 – 2015-2016:  Student Advising and Retention Council  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2012:  Spring Commencement -- Faculty Marshal  

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2015:  Temple Emanuel Bylaws Committee
2011 – 2015:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood - Bylaws Committee
2011 – 2015:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood - Hospitality Committee
2011 – 2014:  Temple Emanuel Ritual Committee, Ritual Committee

Member of a Committee
2015:  Temple Emanuel Nominating Committee for President-Elect
2015:  Temple Emanuel Ritual Committee
2011:  Junior League of Beaumont - Junior League of Beaumont Community Board (Representing Education)
2011:  Temple Emanuel Long Range Planning Committee

Other Community Service Activities
2011 – 2015:  American Heart Association Neighborhood Letter Writing Campaign
2011 – 2015:  Temple Emanuel Sisterhood -- Deli Day Ticket Seller
2011:  Temple Emanuel -- Trustee on Board of Trustees

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Swerdlow, M., Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Bandyopadhyay, S., & Natarajan, V. (in press, 2016).  Prohibiting Gray Market Prescription Drugs: The Ethical Dimensions.   Southern Law Journal.
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (in press, 2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal, 15 Issue 2 (23-37).
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Swerdlow, M. S., & Baldo, M. (2014).  Congress Kickstarts Securities Laws to Jumpstart the Economy: The JOBS Act Awaits SEC Implementation.   Southern Law Journal, XXIV (1), 149-164.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2012).  Congress Proposes, the Supreme Court Disposes: Is there Room for Courts to Subvert the Will of Congress After the ADAA Act Broadens the Definition of Disability.   Southern Law Journal, 22 (1), 37-60.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Seawright, D., & Swerdlow, M. (2015, October). LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., Swerdlow, M. R., & Baldo, M. (2013, March). Power to the People?: The SEC Misses Its Deadline for Crowdfunding Regulations under the JOBS Act.   Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2011). Congress Proposes, the Supreme Court Disposes: Is there Room for Courts to Subvert the Will of Congress After the ADAA Act Broadens the Definition of Disability.   Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas.