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Wright State University
Raj Soin College of Business

William M. Slonaker, Sr., J.D., MBA, SPHR

Professor of Business Law

Office hours:


By appointment


Office: 208-G Rike Hall
Phone: (937) 775-2796
Recent courses taught include:
MBA740 Legal and Ethical Decision Making

LAW735 Law for Accountants


LAW440 Legal Aspects of Managing Employees


LAW420 Legal Aspects of Managing a Diverse Workforce


LAW300 Legal Environment of Business


Wm. Slonaker, Professor of Business Law, graduated from the University of Dayton (BS accounting; MBA) and The Ohio State University (JD).  He joined WSU after practicing business law in the Dayton area, and after serving as an adjunct for several local institutions teaching business law and accounting courses.  He serves as a fact-finder and labor arbitrator.  He is co-creator of The Ohio Employment Discrimination Studies, the most complete database on employment discrimination in the U.S., containing nearly 10,000 closed claims filed with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (1985 to present).

Research Interests:

Employment Discrimination  

Selected Publication Outlets:

Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, Business Horizons, SAM Advanced Management Journal   

Teaching Interests:

Ethical and Legal Decision Making, The Legal Environment of Business, Legal Aspects of Managing Employees 


Enjoys woodworking, British comedy, and Chinese culture.

Recent publications include:

-Slonaker, W.M., Wendt, A.C., & Baker, B (2007).  Employment Discrimination in the Restaurant Industry.  Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 48 (1), 46-58.
-Sincoff, M.Z., Slonaker, W.M., & Wendt, A.C. (2006).  Retaliation: The Form of 21st Century Employment Discrimination.  Business Horizons, 49, 443-450.  (Available at
-Slonaker, W.M., Wendt, A.C., & Williams, S.D. (2003).  African American Males in the Front Door, but Out the Back Door:  Monitor Discharges.  Equal Opportunity International,  22 (1), 1-12.
-Williams, S.D., Slonaker, W.M., & Wendt, A.C. (2003).  An Analysis of Employment          Discrimination Claims Associated with Layoffs.  SAM Advanced Management Journal, Winter, 49-55.
-Wendt, A.C. & Slonaker, W.M. (2002).  Sexual Harassment and Retaliation:  A Double Edged Sword.  SAM Advanced Management Journal, Autumn, 49-57.  (Reprinted, Annual Editions, Business Ethics 04/05;05/06;06/07)
-Slonaker, W.M., Wendt, A.C., & Kemper, M.J. (2001).  Discrimination in the Ranks:An          Empirical Study with Recommendations.  Police Quarterly, 4 (3), 289-317.