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Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Law, California State University, Northridge

Wade Chumney joined the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics in August 2014. Prior to that he was employed at Georgia Tech as the Cecil B. Day Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Law in the Scheller College of Business since 2009. He was previously an assistant professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and a visiting lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Professor Chumney also spent five years in private practice before embarking on an academic career.

His research agenda focuses on the interplay between business ethics, law and technology: focusing on intellectual property, data privacy and security, and the impact of the Internet. Professor Chumney has been an invited speaker at several prestigious universities, including: the University of Michigan Patent Law Colloquium in 2012, ICN Business School International Business Seminar in 2012, and the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School Spring Privacy Speaker Series in 2011. Additionally, he has been invited to present his research at numerous peer-reviewed conferences to discuss his areas of interest. He has also received several honors for his research. In 2011, he was awarded the SEALSB Young Scholar Award of Excellence by the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business. In 2009, he was awarded the Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award by the Belmont University College of Business Administration. The same year, he received a best paper award from the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE). In 2008, he accepted a Distinguished Proceedings Paper Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). Additionally, he was honored with the Holmes-Cardozo Best Paper Award from ALSB, the highest honor given by the academy to a piece of legal scholarship in a given year.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Professor Chumney has a Juris Doctor from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Dakota State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College.


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    Assistant Professor of Business and Economics, California State University, Northridge