Matthew Phillips

Matthew Phillips


Matthew Phillips is senior advisor to the provost for strategic initiatives, teaching professor of business law and ethics, and Exxon-Calloway fellow at Wake Forest University. He has received awards for excellence in teaching, including the "Ideas Worth Teaching" Award from the Aspen Institute in 2017, and he was named the 2015 Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has previously served as associate dean for MBA programs and president of the faculty senate.

Matthew received undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, where he focused on the intersections of law and religion in American history. He has done additional academic work, concentrating on leadership and strategy, at the U.S. Air Force’s Air University. He is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts of North Carolina, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a Superior Court Mediator. As an instrument-rated private pilot, Matthew enjoys flying single-engine planes, and he is a pilot and legal officer in the Civil Air Patrol (the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary).

Leigh Anenson

Leigh Anenson

President-Elect / Program Chair

T. Leigh Anenson is a Professor of Business Law at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and an Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C- BERC) at the University of Maryland. Professor Anenson has held various leadership roles in the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) and currently serves on the Executive Committee. She has won dozens of teaching awards at the Smith School and has been honored by Poet & Quants as one of the top fifty undergraduate business professors in the US. An internationally recognized scholar studying American equity law along with pension law and policy, her pioneering research has earned numerous awards and garnered visiting fellowships at prestigious foreign universities. Several of her articles have been published in the leading business law journal, as well as in journals at top law schools. Her monograph, Judging Equity, was published by Cambridge University Press. Her research has been widely cited in academic articles, leading law textbooks, and court opinions. Prior to academia, Professor Anenson held positions in industry and law as an export manager, international business consultant, judicial attorney, and commercial litigator.

Alex Reed

Alex Reed

Vice President

Alex Reed is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Before joining the Executive Committee, he served as an officer of both the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the ALSB’s Employment Law Section.

Alex teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on negotiation and employment law and is a member of UGA’s Teaching Academy. His research focuses on employment discrimination, and his scholarship has appeared in such journals as the American Business Law Journal, Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law. Alex considers it a privilege to serve an organization that has given so much to so many.

Kabrina Chang

Jamie Prenkert

Jamie Prenkert

Immediate Past President

Jamie Darin Prenkert is the Executive Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Charles M. Hewitt
Professor at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington. He is also the President of
the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. His research focuses on issues of employment discrimination
and the human rights obligations of transnational corporations. He is the lead coauthor of a leading
business law/legal environment of business textbook, Business Law: The Global, Ethical, and Digital

Environment, currently in its 18th Edition. Prior to joining the Kelley School faculty, Professor Prenkert
was a senior trial attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also practiced with the law firm of Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP). He earned a
J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude with honors in Political
Science, from Anderson University.

Linda Christiansen

Linda Christiansen

Chief Accounting Officer

Linda Christiansen, ALSB Chief Accounting Officer and Accounting Profession Liaison. Linda earned a B.S. in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Bloomington), a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington), and an M.B.A. from Indiana University Southeast. She is a Certified Public Accountant and licensed attorney (inactive). Linda is a Full Professor of Business Law & Accounting at Indiana University Southeast, and a Contributor to and speaker for the Wall Street Journal in Higher Education. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the ALSB Journal of Business Law & Ethics Pedagogy and Founding Chair of the Law for Accountants Section.

Daniel Herron

Daniel Herron

Executive Secretary

Daniel J. Herron, ALSB Executive Secretary. Dan earned his B.A. in English Literature from Miami University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Dan has been the ALSB Executive Secretary since 1990 with is first conference as such being Brenda Knowles conference in Toronto in August1990. Married to Deb, who along with Dan’s mother Mary, has worked the conference registration desk during his time as executive secretary. His mother Mary stopped when she turned 80 years old in 2010 and passed away in 2017. Dan and Deb have two children and seven grandchildren. Dan held faculty appointments at Bowling Green State University, the University of Wyoming, the University of North Carolina- Wilmington, and Western Carolina University before returning to his and Deb’s (and both their children and children-in-law’s) alma mater, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he taught for twenty seven years and attained the rank of full professor. He is now retired as an emeritus professor business law from Miami. He and Deb currently live in blissful retirement in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

Susan Park

ABLJ Editor-in-Chief

Janine Hiller

AACSB Int’l Liaison

Aubree Walton

JLSE Editor-in-Chief