Present Position:  Professor of Management, Valdosta State
University, Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business
Administration, Valdosta, Georgia  31698-0076; tel: (229) 249-2622;
e-mail: sostapsk@ valdosta.edu; homepage: http://www.valdosta.edu/
~sostapsk/; Associate Professor (1993-2002); tenured 1998; member
of Graduate Faculty; member of WebMBA faculty.

Education:  LL.M. in International Law, 1986, University of Miami
School of Law; J.D., 1978, Capital University Law School;  A.B.,
1975, Oberlin College.

Teaching Specialties:  Basic and advanced business law, legal
environment, business ethics, international business law, customs,
bankruptcy, and military law.

Research Interests:  Legal aspects of domestic and international
business relations and ethical concerns.

Research Published:  Loyola of L.A. International and Comparative
Law Journal; Journal of Legal Studies in Business; Journal of
Business Ethics; Ethics & Critical Thinking Journal; Etica degli
Affari e delle Professioni; Actualidad Financiera; Business &
Economic Review; Journal of the Academy of Business Education;
Academy of Educational Leadership Journal; B>Quest; Trial; Florida
Bar Journal; The Washington Lawyer; Oklahoma Bar Journal; ABA
Journal eReport; The Florida Bar News; State-to-State; Marketing
Review; Naval Reserve Ass'n News.

Books: The Legal Environment of Business: The Puzzle Game,
Instructor's Edition, (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York, N.Y., 2004); 
The Legal Environment of Business: The Puzzle Game, Student's
Edition, (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York, N.Y., 2004); Law for
Business The Puzzle Game, Instructor's Edition, (McGraw-Hill/Irwin,
New York, N.Y., 2003);  Law for Business The Puzzle Game, Student's
Edition, (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York, N.Y., 2003);  Business Law
Crossword Puzzles, Prentice Hall, Saddle- Brook, N.J., (2001); 
Business Law:  THE GAME, Instructor's Gamebook, West, Cincinnati,
(2001); Business Law: THE GAME, Student Gamebook, West, Cincinnati,
(2001); South Florida Guide to International Business Transactions,
J. Flores Publications, Miami, Florida (1993); "The Moral Audit" in
Annual Editions:  Business Ethics 93/94, The Dushkin Publishing
Group, Inc., Guilford, Connecticut (1993);  "Customs Requirements"
in Manual of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy,
Washington, D.C. (1990).

Language Skills:  Polish and German.

Honors:  Beta Gamma Sigma; Valdosta State University Langdale
College of Business Quality Research Award (2004, 2002, 2001, 1999,
1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993); SAC Outstanding Teaching Award
(1998); Finalist, SAC Outstanding Teaching Award (1999, 1997, 1996,
1995, 1994); University of Miami Freshman Teaching Award (l990);  
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (2005); Military Outstanding
Volunteer Service Medal (2000); Navy Commendation Medal (1997,
1996); Naval Reserve Senior Judge Advocate Commendation (1996); 
Humanitarian Service Medal (1994); Meritorious Unit Commendation
(1994, 1986);  The Rear Admiral Hugh H. Howell, Jr. Award of
Excellence (1993); Navy Achievement Medal (1992); Overseas Service
Ribbon (1992); Freedoms Foundation Citizenship Award (1992);
National Defense Service Medal (1991); Navy "E" Ribbon (1991);
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (1991); Commendation of the Judge
Advocate General, Department of the Navy (1989); Alfred Award,
South Counties Council Navy League (1980).

Experience: Human Resource Consultant, South Georgia Regional
Medical Center, Valdosta, GA, 2004;  Assistant Professor of
Business Law, University of Miami, 1989-1993;  Assistant Regional
Counsel, U.S. Customs Service, Miami, 1987-1989;  Law Clerk to the
Honorable A. Jay Cristol, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Miami, 1985-1987; 
member, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Naval Legal
Service Office, Jacksonville, Florida and Naples, Italy, 1980-1983; 
legal counsel, Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School District,
Ohio, 1978-1979.

Service and Professional Affiliations:  Academy of Legal Studies in
Business, Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business,
Society for Business Ethics, Academy of Educational Leadership,
American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, District of
Columbia Bar Association, University of Miami Law Alumni
Association, Naval Reserve Association, Navy Marine Reserve Lawyers

Licensure:  The Florida Bar; District of Columbia Bar (inactive);
Ohio Bar (inactive); U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle
Districts of Florida; United States Court of International Trade;
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

University/Community Service:  Speaker/lecturer on issues relating
to business and ethics; former member, St. John School Board; 
class agent, University of Miami School of Law.

Military: Captain, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer, VTU LAW 0805,
NOSC, Jacksonville, Florida.