Toni Mulvaney

Contact

Dr. Toni Mulvaney
Professor and Director of Accreditation and Assessment 

Phone: (409) 880-8640
Email: mulvaneytp@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 228

J.D.   St. Mary's University School of Law
B.A.   University of the Incarnate Word

Courses Taught

Masters:

Regulation and Professionalism 

MBA:

Environmental Law 
Legal Environment of Business 

Bachelors:

Business Environment and Public Policy 
Business Law 
Environmental Law 
Introduction to Critical Thinking and Business Decision Making 
Special Topics in Business Law 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

Environmental Law, Legal Issues in Diversity, Women in Business, Business Communication

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Director of Accreditation and Assessment, Lamar University (2013 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Professor of Business Law, Lamar University (January, 2001 - Present), Beaumont, Texas. 

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Lamar University (August, 1989 - Present), Beaumont, Texas. Teaching law in the College of Business

Associate Professor of Business Law, Lamar University (January, 1995 - January, 2000), Beaumont, Texas. Teaching law in the College of Business

Non-Academic Experience 

Attorney, Law Offices of Tom Mulvaney (1986 - 1989), Beaumont, Texas. Trial lawyer general civil practice

Associate Attorney, Weller, Wheelus & Green (August, 1981 - July, 1986), Beaumont, Texas. Trial lawyer, civil defense primarily

Service

Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2015 – 2016:  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference (Regional).
2014 – 2015:  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference (Regional).

Board of Directors: Moderate Involvement
2014 – 2016:  Magnolia Cemetery (Local).
2011:  Jefferson County Lawyers Association Foundation Board (Local).

Board of Directors: Substantial Involvement
2014 – 2016:  Jefferson County Lawyers Association Foundation Board (Local).
2014 – 2015:  Court=Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas (Regional).

Chair: Committee / Task Force
2016:  Court=Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas (National).  Chair, Search Committee for Executive Director Position at CASA of Southeast Texas, Inc.
2016:  Court=Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas (Regional).  Chair, Ad Hoc Climate Survey for Workplace

Member: Committee/Task Force
2014:  Review of SGA Culture and Processes (Local).

Other Professional Service Activities
2011:  Court-Appointed Special Advocate Training (Local).  40 hours of training to qualify to serve as volunteer advocate

Presentation
2011:  Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Regional).

Reviewer: Conference Paper
2014 – 2015:  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference (Regional).

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2011-2012:  Accounting Search Committee  

Department Assignments

Chair:
2012-2013:  Accounting Search Committee  

College Assignments

Chair:
2015-2016:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  BUSI 2300  
2014-2015:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee Lamar University  
2013-2014:  Assessment Committee Lamar University  
2012-2013:  Institutional Resources Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012 – 2012-2013:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Institutional Resource Committee Lamar University  

Faculty Sponsor:
2012-2013:  Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society: Invite membership, conduct tapping, plan annual banquet, recruit scholarship applicants, evaluate applications and award scholarship, recruit students for leadership forum, attend leadership forum for advisors/sponsors, recruit speaker and honorary member for annual banquet. 

Member:
2015-2016:  Graduate Programs Committee  
2015-2016:  Executive Committee  
2015-2016:  Commencement Committee  
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  
2014-2015:  MBA Program Committee Lamar University  
2013-2014 – 2014-2015:  Executive Committee Lamar University  
2013-2014:  MBA Program Committee Lamar University  

Chair:
2013-2014:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee  

College Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  ARC of Dr. Bradley Mayer: Participated in administration of faculty survey and review of Associate Dean  

University Assignments

Chair:
2012-2013:  Joint Lamar University/Texas Tech Law School Scholarship Selection Committee  

University Assignments

Chair:
2011-2012:  Joint Lamar University/Texas Tech University School of Law Presidential Scholarship Committee  

Faculty Advisor:
2011-2012:  Circle K International--Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Lamar University Ambassador Program  

University Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2012-2013:  Lamar University Ambassador Program  
2012-2013:  Lamar University Circle-K International  

University Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  Beck Fellowship Selection Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2013-2014:  FY15 Student Services Fee Hearings: Serve on committee to recommend allocation of student service fees.
2013-2014:  Faculty Tenure and Promotion Appeal Committee  
2013-2014:  Student Service Fee  
2013-2014:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee  
2013-2014:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee  
2013-2014:  Search Committee for Graduate Dean  

Mentoring Activities:
2013-2014:  A Dinner and Conversation  

University Assignments

Mentoring Activities:
2012-2013:  A Dinner and Conversation for Pre-Law Majors: Attend banquet with Dr. Stephen Grace and pre-law majors with presentation and discussion of business ethics.  

University Assignments

Mentoring Activities:
2014-2015:  Beck Fellowship: Served as Mentor for Jeremy Allen throughout his Beck Fellowship in Argentina and Puerto Rico and in the Panama Canal.
2014-2015:  Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities: Mentor for Jacob Copley

University Assignments

Mentoring Activities:
2011-2012:  Wings Mentor 

University Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2014-2015:  Review of SGA Culture and Processes  

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2014:  Birthright of Beaumont
2011:  Southeast Texas Mission ACTS Committee (SETMAC), Diocesan Committee to Oversee Retreats in 8 parishes and College and High School
2011:  Birthright of Beaumont
2011:  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), President of Board of Directors

Member of a Committee
2015:  Court=Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas
2015:  Beaumont Chapter ACTS
2015:  Beaumont Chapter ACTS
2015:  Court=Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas
2015:  Magnolia Cemetery
2015:  Magnolia Cemetery
2011 – 2014:  St. Anne Catholic Church Handbell Choir
2011:  College ACTS
2011:  Magnolia Cemetery

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Mulvaney, T. (in press, 2016).  Prohibiting Gray Market Prescription Drugs.   Southern Law Journal, 26 (2).
  • Mulvaney, T. (in press, 2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal.
  • 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.
  • Mulvaney, T., Cavaliere, F., & Hawkins, C. (2014).  Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) the Solution to Higher Education's Problems or Its Biggest Threat?   Southwestern Business Administration Journal, 14.
  • 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, XXII (1), 37-60.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Mulvaney, T. (in press, 2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • 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, Houston, Texas.
  • Mulvaney, T., Cavaliere, F., & Glasscock, K. (2014). Touching Students' Lives: The Importance of Internationalizing Business Education.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Mulvaney, T., Cavaliere, F., & Hawkins, C. (2013). Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) the Solution to the Problems in Public Higher Education or the Biggest Threat to the Status Quo?   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Mulvaney, T., Cavaliere, F. J., 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.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Mulvaney, T. & Escamilla, C. (2016, June). Overview of BUSI 2300: Intro to Critical Thinking for Business Decision Making.   Southwest Business Deans Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Working Papers 

  • Mulvaney, T. (2014). "BitCoin: The Legality of New Virtual Currency," targeted for Southern Law Journal.

Intellectual Contributions-Other 

Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship

  • 2016: Mulvaney, T., Legally Speaking with Toni Mulvaney To Be or Not to Be a Texas Business.
  • 2016: Mulvaney, T., Why LLC? Let's Spell it out.
  • 2016: Mulvaney, T., Cracks in the corporate shield of personal liability for business debts.
  • 2016: Mulvaney, T., New government moves to protect your money (and itself).
  • 2016: Mulvaney, T., How safe is your gold (from the government)?   Legally Speaking: October Business Journal