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EdD, MSEd, MGA, University of Pennsylvania
LLM (Taxation), Temple University Beasley School of Law
JD, Seton Hall University School of Law
BA, Thomas Edison State College
John McArdle is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Entrepreneurship at Salem State University. He is the founding Faculty Director of Salem State’s Center for Entrepreneurship and is a member of the honors faculty. He focuses his work on how regulatory environments impact entrepreneurship, particularly in emerging markets. As a specialist in taxation policy, he researches issues of compliance and firm behavior in the higher education and nonprofit sectors. He is part of an international partnership with faculty at the University of Calgary to develop and assess innovative pedagogies in the entrepreneurship field. Finally, he conducts research concerned with issues of equitable access to capital for under-represented groups.
Dr. McArdle has received a number of awards related to his teaching and research practice. He has been named a Gaylord Jentz Scholar by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and was one of four finalists in the ALSB’s 2013 National Master Teacher Competition. The UK Association of Law Teachers awarded him the 2018 Stan Marsh Prize for Research Excellence. He was the 2016 recipient of Salem State’s Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award, a three-time nominee and finalist for Salem State's Distinguished Teaching Award, and the 2015 honorary faculty inductee to Salem State’s Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. Dr. McArdle is known for creating a positive learning environment and innovating in the use of experiential learning.
Since 2016 he has delivered over 25 peer-reviewed research presentations at academic conferences in the United States, Canada, Ireland, France, and the United Kingdom. He is a former President of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association and is an active member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the Irish Association of Law Teachers.
His recent research includes assessing the systemic impact of under-reported unrelated business income on the higher education sector and the development of recommendations for regulating the modification of restricted endowment contacts under the Uniform Prudent Management of Investment Funds Act. Much of his research work is international in focus: He is currently engaged in a grant-funded international partnership to develop and implement an innovative interdisciplinary entrepreneurship pedagogy, a second project exploring the impact of Section 89 of Canada’s Indian Act on indigenous access to venture capital, and a third assessing the impact of the regulatory environment on emerging markets in Canada. He also writes in the area of incorporating the humanities in legal and business education.
Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. McArdle had a career in business and government. For over a decade he managed a consulting firm that advised Fortune 100 companies on employment and compliance issues and built a boutique employee benefits advising practice. He was also the Fels Fund Fellow at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, where he advised clients on employment and education discrimination issues. Finally, he served two terms as Commissioner and Chairman of the Board of Elections in Somerset County, NJ.
Dr. McArdle teaches courses with a focus on law, corporate social responsibility, leadership, and ethics. In addition, he teaches introductory and applied entrepreneurship courses and has directed the entrepreneurship program in the business school. He also has an impressive record of developing and funding initiatives. As a principal applicant he has raised or managed over $250,000 in funding for projects ranging from founding the Center for Entrepreneurship to leading a comprehensive undergraduate curricular review.
Refereed Journal Articles
McArdle, J.F. (2018). Regional Public/Private Partnerships as Entrepreneurial Bricolage. Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy. 2:1
McArdle, J.F. and Chene, D.G. (2017). Entrepreneurial Activity of Small Colleges and Universities: Unrelated Business Income Tax Liability Issues. Journal of Taxation 127:06.
Selected Conference Presentations
McArdle, J.F. and Chene, D.G. (2019, June). Closed without closure: Strategies for disposition of restricted endowment assets under the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA). Presentation at the 2nd annual ComplianceNet Conference at Villanova Law School, Villanova, PA.
de Koning, A.J. and McArdle, J.F. (2019, May). Taking it to the streets: Community-based pedagogy for all disciplines. Presentation at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, Alberta.
McArdle, J.F. (2019, April). Personal service corporations, fiduciary responsibility, and the ethics of personhood. Presentation at the Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
McArdle, J.F. (2019, April). Una Ruffley, workplace bullying, and 21st century management. Presentation at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
McArdle, J.F. (2019, March). Teaching Oakhurst: Case analysis and legal writing. Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Reading, PA.
McArdle, J.F. (2019, March). My stock is rising and my free will wanes: Personal autonomy and the Unincorporated Man series. Presentation at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario.
McArdle, J.F. (2018, November). For want of a comma: Language, litigation, and labour disputes. Presentation at the Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.
McArdle, J.F. (2018, September). Do good fences make good neighbours? The impact of trade and tariff policy on cross-border entrepreneurial activity. Presentation at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Meeting, London, United Kingdom.
McArdle, J.F. (2018, May). Impact of supra-national trade negotiation on industry sectors: Lessons from Ireland and Canada. Presented at the Industry Studies Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
de Koning, A.J. and McArdle, J.F. (2018, May). Constructivist pedagogy in place-bound entrepreneurship education: A comparative international perspective. Presentation at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, Alberta.
McArdle, J.F. (2018, April). Navigating choppy waters: Tort recovery schema for entrepreneurial commercial fishing enterprises. Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
McArdle, J.F. (2018, March). Institutional Liability for Experiential Education: Pitfalls and Best Practices. Presentation at the U.K. Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting, Keele, United Kingdom. (Recipient, Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize)
McArdle, J.F. (2017, November). Trade disputes and troubled entrepreneurs: A comparison of Brexit and NAFTA effects on Irish dairy and Canadian softwood markets. Presentation at the Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.
McArdle, J.F. (2017, November). Regional public/private partnerships as entrepreneurial bricolage: Lessons from the United States and France. Presentation at the Regional Studies Association EC Conference 2017, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
McArdle, J.F. (2017, June). Financial times: Financing of urban entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social and economic change. Presentation at Transforming Marseille: Balancing Urban Redevelopment, Economic Growth, Social Equity and Environmental Protection in the Building of a Metropolitan Area. Marseille, France.
de Koning, A.J. and McArdle, J.F. (2017, May). The impact of service-learning projects in entrepreneurship education. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship, Quebec City, Quebec.
McArdle, J.F. (2017, April). Share the catch, share the risk: Tort recovery schema for entrepreneurial commercial fishing enterprises. Presentation at the Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.
McArdle, J.F. (2017, April). Meeting the legal education needs of student entrepreneurs: The case for a clinical model of legal entrepreneurship education. Presentation at the Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
McArdle, J.F. (2017, April). Informing Business Law Through Literature. Presentation at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association Annual Meeting, Babson Park, Massachusetts.
McArdle, J.F. (2017, March). Can we get sued for this? Institutional liability for experiential entrepreneurship education. Presentation at the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
McArdle, J.F. (2016, November). Teaching Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener in order to surface issues of employment law and explore the nature of the employment contract. Presentation at the Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting, Waterford, Ireland.
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