Michael Slates J.D.
Mr. Michael D. Slates earned his J.D. from Northern Illinois University in 1985. Mr. Slates holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University, which was earned in 1988. Mr. Slates is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. Prior to joining the University in 2002, Mr. Slates served as an associate attorney in Northwest Illinois. In private practice, Mr. Slates specialized in corporate law and transactions, estate planning and health care law. After leaving private practice, Mr. Slates joined a large regional bank as a Vice President in the Office of the General Counsel. Mr. Slates spent several years in the General Counsel’s office before becoming a commercial banker in the same institution. Mr. Slates left the bank to become the Chief Financial Officer for a small public manufacturing firm in Northwest Ohio.
Mr. Slates has taught a number of different courses in the College of Business, both in the Department of Finance and in the Department of Legal Studies. In the Department of Finance, Mr. Slates has taught the courses in Business Finance, Personal Finance and Insurance. In the Department of Legal Studies, Mr. Slates has taught courses in the Legal Environment of Business and Health Care Law. The student evaluations of Mr. Slates are generally higher than those of his peers, while the grades awarded in his courses are lower than those of his peers teaching the same courses.