Jeffrey R. Pittman Vita Page -1-
Jeffrey R. Pittman/
Telephone1506 Flint Street / (870) 926-7081 (H); (870) 972-2280 (W)
Jonesboro, AR 72401 / Email:
Juris DoctorLawUniversity of IowaMay 1983
(Awarded with Academic Distinction)
Master of BusinessBusinessUniversity of IowaMay 1983
Bachelor of ScienceManagement/Northern Illinois UniversityAugust 1979
Minor: Political Science
From a pool of 184 law schools in the United States, the University of Iowa College of Law is rated #19 by Education Quality Rankings, and #26 by U.S. News & World Report (2010). (The rankings are available at
January 2008 to Present – Department Chair and Professor of Business Law, Department of Economics and Finance, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR (10,000 students-AACSB accredited)
August 1983 to December 2007 - Served as a Professor of Business Law for Arkansas State University, and served on many campus committees covering a diversity of interests and programs.
August 1983 to December 1990 - Served as Director (1983-88) and Faculty Associate (1989-90) for the Small Business Development Center, a business development operation jointly funded by Arkansas State University and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
May 1986 to March 1988-Served as a legal consultant to the Penix Law Firm, Jonesboro, AR. Performed legal research, document preparation, client counseling, and trial assistance in a wide range of civil cases. Handled cases involving personal injuries, contract disputes, wrongful death, Uniform Commercial Code application, and close corporation and partnership controversies.
Other Professional Experience - 2000 to Present:
September 1987 to Present - Licensed by the state of Arkansas to practice law.
January to May 2007 – Served as intellectual property counsel for Arkansas State University’s Office of Research and Technology Transfer, during a sabbatical opportunity.
November/December 2005 & 2004 – Taught a 4-week course in employment law for the University of Caen (France).
August 2000 to January 2001 – Served as associate corporate counsel for Belz-Burrow, a commercial development firm with extensive business activities across the United States, during a sabbatical opportunity.
Selected Publications - 2000 to Present:
Mark Lewis and Jeffrey Pittman, Client or Student, 12 Academy of Educational Leadership Journal 3 (2008).
Mark Lewis and Jeffrey Pittman, Liability, Litigation, or None of the Above, Proceedings of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2007).
Jeffrey Pittman and Mark Lewis, Business Methods Patents in the Classroom, Proceedings of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2007).
Jeffrey Pittman, An Employer’s Duty of Due Care in the Wake of Doe v. XYC Corp., Proceedings of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2006).
Larry Dale, Carleen Marburger, Pat McLin, Jeffrey Pittman and Henry Torres, Teaching Entrepreneurship to At-Risk Students in the Mississippi Delta, 8 Journal of Entrepreneurship Education 1 (2005).
Jeffrey Pittman and John Robertson, Employment Law meets Labor Law – A Quiet Wedding, 10 Journal of Employment and Labor Law 31 (2004).
Jeffrey Pittman, Employment Law for Business (Mason, Ohio: Thomson Custom Publishing, 2003).
Jeffrey Pittman, Case Studies and Group Learning in Business Law, 20 Journal of Legal Studies Education 117 (2002).
Randall Kesselring and Jeffrey Pittman, Drug Testing and Employment Injuries, 23 Journal of Labor Research 293 (2002).
Jeffrey Pittman, Copyright Law, a Right to Publicity, & Photographs: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, 12 Southern Law Journal 61 (2002).
Jeffrey Pittman, Consumer Electronics v. Jones & Diamond: A Case Study, Proceedings of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2001).
Jeffrey Pittman, Legal Planning for Domain Name Expansion, 1 World Internet Law Report 29 (2000).
Jeffrey Pittman, Application of Civil Rights Law to the Small Employer, 10 Southern Law Journal 89 (2000).
Jeffrey Pittman, Claiming New Internet Territory: Trademark Law and Domain Name Registration, 5 Electronic Commerce & Law Report 947 (2000).
Selected Faculty Development Activities – 2000 to Present:
With Randall Kesselring as the coauthor, presented State Drug Testing Laws and Employment Injuries, November 2, 2007, for the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, in Memphis, Tennessee.
With Mark Lewis as coauthor, prepared and presented Business Methods Patents in the Classroom, March 1, 2007, and Liability, Litigation, or None of the Above, March 2, 2007, for the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, in San Antonio, TX.
Prepared and presented An Employer’s Duty of Due Care in the Wake of Doe v. XYC Corp., for the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 9, 2006, in San Antonio, TX.
Served on the Chancellor Search Committee, Arkansas State University, 2006.
Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Diversity Management, 2006 to present.
Manuscript reviewer, The Journal of Legal Education Studies, 2001 to present.
Participated/co-authored in successful grant application submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, in 2004. The two-year grant for $160,000 provides for an ASU International Business Resource Center. Co-authors included Drs. Jan Duggar, Kelly Fish, Jeffrey Pittman, Clint Relyea, Cynthia Wolfe, and others.
Received the Distinguished Research Award at the Allied Academies 2004 Spring International Conference (New Orleans): Larry Dale, Carleen Marburger, Pat McLin, Jeffrey Pittman and Henry Torres, Teaching Entrepreneurship to At-Risk Students in the Mississippi Delta.
Prepared and presented Employment Law meets Labor Law – A Quiet Wedding, for the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 18, 2004, in San Antonio, TX
Prepared and presented a seminar for the Arkansas business community, Employment Law in Today’s Environment, April 2, 2004.
With Larry Dale, Carleen Marburger, Pat McLin, Henry Torres, received a Horizon Institute technology grant to construct and operate a technology camp teaching technology to at-risk secondary-level students in the Delta, October/November 2003.
Prepared and presented Employees and Workplace Privacy, for the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 13, 2003, in Chicago, IL.
With Dr. Jan Duggar, Dean, ASU College of Business, conducted a series of workshops on legal and ethical considerations for the MidSouth Bank, Jonesboro, AR, December 2002.
Prepared and presented Copyright Law, a Right to Publicity & Photographs: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, for the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 8, 2002, in St. Louis, MO.
Examination writer for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, constructing questions for the new CPA examination, New Orleans, 2001.
Completed a 3-week workshop on teaching online, Jonesboro, 2001.
Completed a one-day teaching workshop on ethics, Jonesboro, 2001.
Prepared and presented a one-day seminar, E-Commerce & Cyberlaw, Jonesboro, 2000.
On leave to the law department, Belz-Burrow Development Group, fall 2000.
Completed a two-day master teaching workshop, Jonesboro, 2000.
Prepared and presented Business Law for Managers, a component of ASU’s Advanced Management Program, Jonesboro, 2000.
Arkansas Bar Association, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and other organizations and associations.
Licensed to Practice Law:
Arkansas, 1987; Iowa, 1983.
Courses Taught - 2000 to Present:
Cyberlaw & E-Commerce (Graduate)
Law and Ethics in Business (Graduate)
Survey of Law (Graduate)
Employment Law (Undergraduate)
Law of Commercial Transactions (Undergraduate)
Legal Environment of Business (Undergraduate)
Professional experiences and activities prior to the year 2000 are available upon request.