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About Stephanie Sipe

Stephanie Sipe, associate professor of legal studies,  joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University in 2005. Prior to joining the faculty of Georgia Southern in 2005, Sipe taught business law and human resource management courses at Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University. She also practiced law in Virginia for 12 years, where she specialized in civil litigation and developed an expertise in employment law issues. She has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Virginia Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and was counsel of record on a case appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sipe has an active research agenda with numerous publications in academic journals. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Legal Studies for Business, and she is the advisor to three student groups on campus. Sipe is also a member of the Leadership Skills consulting team that provides seminars to new management and supervisory personnel in private industry and education. She was the organizer of two Current Legal Issues Symposiums at Georgia Southern University, and she is actively engaged in research on university students’ perceptions of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as corporate fraud and whistleblower protections.


2005 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Business, College of
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Accountancy, School of

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Citation for Student Engagement, COBA (April 2008)
  • Bank of America Faculty Award COBA (April 2009)
  • Excellence in Research, School of Accountancy, SOA (April 2010)
  • Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon Accounting Scholar, COBA (April 2014)
  • Best Paper, Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference (November 2014)


  • Fraud and Society (ACCT 7635)
  • First Year Experience (Topic: Womens' Rights Around the World) (FYE 1220)
  • First Year Experience (Honors) (Topic: Workers' Rights in the United States) (FYE 1220)
  • First Year Experience (Honors) (Topic: Workers' Rights Around the World) (FYE 1410H)
  • Legal Environment of Business (LSTD 2106)
  • Fraud and the Law (LSTD 3631)
  • Legal Environment of Business (LSTD 7130)
  • Law & Ethics for Accountants (LSTD 7230)
  • Employment Law and Workplace Legal Compliance (MGMT 4334)
  • Current Legal Issues (WLST 7230)

Contact Information

PO Box 8141
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-1223
Office: COBA 1103


Refereed Journal Articles (7)

Business in Savannah (2)

Presentations (National, Regional, Local) (2)

Other Presentations (2)