Nancy Kubasek, J.D.
Professor Nancy Kubasek has been teaching courses related to business law and environmental law for at Bowling Green State University for over 30 years. She has also taught public health law and ethics at the St. Matthews School of Medicine.
Her interest in teaching led her to write the first undergraduate text in Environmental Law, which is now going into its 8th edition. She subsequently published several Business Law and Legal Environment of Business textbooks, and has been a featured speaker at several business law teaching symposia across the country, as well as doing business law teaching workshops at several universities. She has worked with publishing firms to develop online teaching software and instructional films for classroom use, and is looking forward to using the films in her classes.
She has written over 85 legal and pedagogical articles, and views research as an extension of her teaching. She has co-authored several articles over the course of her career with students who had aspirations to get into prestigious law schools, enabling some of them to have the writing skills and credentials that aided them in getting into such top law schools as The University of Michigan and Stanford. Her primary research focuses on issues related to environmental law.
She has been very active in her professional associations, serving as president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the primary professional organization of faculty teaching Business Law, and working on its executive committee for four years. Prior to attaining national office, she served as president of her regional association, The Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
The book she would recommend to all business students is Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. A student who reads that book will have a clearer understanding of the conflict between our “rational” mind and our “intuitive” mind, and have a better awareness of how difficult the decision-making process is and how certain cognitive biases often prevent us from making good decisions. The book is also valuable because it discusses many of the studies of cognitive biases that are often referenced in the current literature.