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Maria Moyer, JD- Adjunct Instructor


"Online classes will allow more non-traditional students to get a higher education without feeling like they need to stop their daytime jobs."

Maria Moyer is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches the Corporate, Legal and Social Responsibility course in the online MBA program.

Degrees Held:

  • JD – University of Cincinnati
  • BBA Marketing – University of Cincinnati

Career Highlights:

  • Associate Attorney at Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • Associate Attorney at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Associate Attorney at Ritter & Randolph, LLC

Which classes do you teach online?

BA7010: Corporate, Legal and Social Responsibility

Why did you start teaching?

I am passionate about being an attorney and I wanted to give students an insight as to what I do on a daily basis.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

To not sweat the small stuff because what is meant to be will always find a way.

What is the best advice that you could give to your students?

To enjoy school and take classes that interest them.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?

The attorney needs to have active listening skills. By listening to the client, the attorney is able to take the client's specific situation, relate it to the law and find a workable solution. The attorney needs to have good problem-solving skills. The attorney also needs to have empathy to relate to his or her client.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

I think the biggest challenge that people in our profession face today is keeping the students engaged. I feel like students are looking for a more practical, rather than theoretical, experience in their classes. While I believe it is very important to involve practical experiences in teaching, it is also very important to discuss the basics and where the concepts that develop into practical experiences come from.

How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?

With the advancements of technology, I see more students taking classes online. Online classes will allow more non-traditional students to get a higher education without feeling like they need to stop their daytime jobs. Online classes will also allow the instructors to reach more students, even if the students are not in the same state.

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