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Linda Ficht

Linda Ficht

Assistant Professor
Brout Professor

Luter Hall 240
(757) 594-8484


  • MBA in Business Administration, Management, Bradley University
  • JD in Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • BA in English, Southern Illinois University


Business law, Employment law, Negotiations


Employment Law


Dr. Linda S. Ficht is an assistant professor of business law in the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University. Linda was previously a tenured associate professor of business law in the School of Business at Indiana University Kokomo. The Luter School of Business has named Linda the 2018-2019 Brout Professor. This award recognizes a strong history of excellent teaching, innovative course design, and potential for research. While at IU Kokomo, she was honored with several teaching awards including the IU Trustees Teaching Award in 2011 and 2014 and was a member of the Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching (FACET). Linda has created a specific teaching method called Team Based Critical Analysis, which she uses to effectively teach business law. Linda teaches the undergraduate Legal Environment of Business course at Christopher Newport University. Linda’s research interests lie in employment law. Currently Linda is researching deception of job candidates during the selection process. Linda publishes in both law and management journals and regularly presents her research at conferences every year. Originally a licensed attorney in Illinois, Linda practiced law from 1997-2005 prior to becoming an academic. Linda’s main area of practice was insurance defense, business law and family law. Linda has worked in both the private and public sector as a practicing attorney. Linda was the 2003 recipient of the 40 Leaders Under 40 Award for her work as an attorney in Peoria, Illinois. Linda is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Pennsylvania. She has also been admitted to practice in the Northern, Central and Southern Federal Districts Courts of Illinois. .
Linda holds a JD cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law; an M.B.A. with a concentration in Management from Bradley University, Beta Gamma Sigma; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southern Illinois, Carbondale

  • 2018-2019 Albert T. and Sarah F. Brout Professor of Business, Luter School of Business. (2018)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Don't Select Until You Check: Expected Background Checking Practices.. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal. Volume, 29. Issue, 3. Pages, 127-148.

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