Curriculum Vitae


“The Unfulfilled Promise of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 304: A Call for Pervasive Enforcement” J. Royce Fichtner, John Rozycki, and Patrick Heaston, DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal 14(1), 49-78 (Fall 2015).

“If at First You Don’t Succeed: SEC Comments Regarding Non-GAAP Disclosures in Registration Statements” Lori Solsma, Amy Klemm Verbos, and J. Royce Fichtner, Rocky Mountain Law Journal 4, 7-27 (2015).

“Trimming the Deadwood: Removing Tenured Faculty for Cause” J. Royce Fichtner & Lou Ann Simpson. Journal of College and University Law 41(1) 25-44 (2015).

“Online and Offline Content Piracy Activities: Characteristics and Ethical Perceptions” Troy J. Strader, J. Royce Fichtner, Geoffrey D. Bartlett, and Lou Ann Simpson, International Journal of Technoethics 5(2), 23-38 (2014).

“Non-Work Related Computing and Job Characteristics: Literature Review and Future Research Directions” J. Royce Fichtner & Troy J. Strader, Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture 4(4), 65-79 (2014).

“Creating, clarifying, and enforcing an effective non-work related computing policy: A legal perspective,” J. Royce Fichtner, Troy J. Strader, and Steven Scullen, Journal of Information Policy 3, 389-410 (2013).

“Carnival games: Walking the line between illegal gambling and amusement” J. Royce Fichtner, Drake Law Review 60(1), 41-66 (Fall 2011).

“International audit committee independence requirements: Are policy makers putting the academic research to use?” J. Royce Fichtner, Atlantic Law Journal 13, 117-145 (August 2011).

“The Impact of Context on Employee Perceptions of Acceptable Non-Work Related Computing,” Troy J. Strader, J. Royce Fichtner, Lou Ann Simpson, and Suzanne Clayton, International Journal of Technoethics, 2(2), 30-44, (April-June 2011).

“Automated takedown notices and their potential to generate liability under section 512(f) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act” J. Royce Fichtner & Troy Strader, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice.” 6(1), 51-59 (January 2011).

“Legal Issues Facing Companies with Products in a Digital Format” J. Royce Fichtner and Lou Ann Simpson, peer-reviewed chapter in the book Digital Product Management, Technology and Practice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Troy Strader (Ed.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global, (2011).

“The Recent International Growth of Mandatory Audit Committee Requirements” J. Royce Fichtner, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance 7(3) 227-243 (August 2010).

“The Iowa Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Relationship, Present Eviction Procedures and Needed Reforms” J. Royce Fichtner, Drake Law Review 53: 181-204 (2004).


“The JOBS Act — A 21st Century Funding Highway” J. Royce Fichtner & Thomas M. Swartwood, Viewpoint, Drake Management Review 1:2 (2012).


Drake University Law School

Juris Doctorate, Highest Honors, 2005

Managing Editor, Drake Law Review

Order of the Coif

University of Northern Iowa

B.A. Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, 1997

Economics Minor

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society


Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Drake University, July 2016-Present

Associate Professor of Business Law (Tenured), Drake University, July 2014-Present

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Drake University, Aug. 2008-June 2014

Adjunct Instructor, AIB College of Business, Jan. 2004-Aug. 2008

Teaching Assistant, Drake Law School, Aug. 2003-May 2005


Iowa, 2005 (current)