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Pamela  Bell Gershuny, J.D.

Office: Dempster Hall 254


Pamela Gershuny is a Professor of Business Law in the Department of Accounting, Harrison College of Business, Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Gershuny earned her B.S. in Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, her M.B.A. at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and her law degree at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She served as an editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Gender and Law. She incorporated a special focus on intellectual property law, specifically, trademark, copyrights, and licensing intellectual property in her legal education. Prior to attending law school, she worked for two major computer companies performing nationwide marketing of systems. After law school, she served as a judicial clerk at the federal district court level.

She is an experienced trial attorney in product liability and employment matters. In addition to litigation experience, she gained regulatory agency experience while serving in Washington, D.C. in the Chairman’s office of the FCC. Rounding out her knowledge of business and law, Dr. Gershuny worked in AT&T’s in-house legal department. In Spring of 2010, Dr. Gershuny was invited to present her research on gender impacts of employment law, social security law, and tax policy at Duke University Law School. Dr. Gershuny is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Missouri.


J.D. University of Michigan, 1995
M.B.A. Finance, Xavier University, 1988
B.S. Marketing, Indiana University, 1984

Professional Experience

Professor, Southeast Missouri State University, 2004 – present
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, 1999 –2004

Professional Licensure

Missouri 2008, Ohio 1995
Professional Interests
Securities Regulation, Employment Law

Selected Publications

Henry, Eleanor, Gershuny, Pamela, (2008) “Child Safety Legislation,” Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Editor, Robert W. Kolb, Sage Publications.

Wen, H. Joseph, Schweiger, D., and Gershuny, P., (2007) “Internet Usage Monitoring in the Workplace: Its Legal Challenges and Implementation Strategies,” Information Systems Management, 24:185-196.

Gershuny, Pamela, (2006) “Family Values First When Federal Laws Collide: A Proposal to Create a Public Policy Exception to the Employment-At-Will Doctrine Based Upon Mandatory Parenting Duty,” Vol. XXI, No. 2.

Wen, H. Joseph, Gershuny, P. (2005) “Computer-based Monitoring in the American Workplace: Information Technology and Legal Challenges,” Human Systems Management, 24: 165-173.


Dempster Hall 260

Department of Accounting
One University Plaza, MS 5815
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701