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Stephanie R. Sipe

Professor of Legal Studies


  • MEd (Adult Human Resource Development), James Madison University
  • JD, University of Georgia School of Law
  • BA, Wake Forest University

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Corporate Fraud and Whistleblowers

Course Instruction

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Employment Law and Legislative Compliance
  • Law and Ethics for Accountants
  • Fraud and Society
  • Introduction to Business


A professor in the Parker College of Business School of Accountancy, Stephanie Sipe joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University in 2005. Prior to joining the faculty of Georgia Southern in 2005, Professor 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.

Professor Sipe has an active research agenda with numerous publications in academic journals. She has served the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Legal Studies for Business, and she is the advisor to several student groups on campus. Professor 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 currently serves as the chair of the Parker College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and represents the college on the President’s Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board. Professor Sipe has served as a faculty senator; has served on or chaired numerous department, college, and university committees; overseen the University’s Write, Write Write! Program for the Parker College; and was the organizer of two Current Legal Issues Symposiums at Georgia Southern University; and is actively engaged in research on university students’ perceptions of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, as well as corporate fraud and whistleblower protections.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 1103
Phone: 912-478-1223


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 12/19/2023