Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Gingerich

Associate Professor of Business Law

207 Urschel Hall


Elizabeth Gingerich was formerly a law partner with the law firm of Terrell & Thrall LLP, located in Valparaiso, Indiana. A practitioner for over 26 years, her primary fields of concentration include general trial litigation, commercial transactions, tax, real estate, bankruptcy, business and estate planning, and employment law. She is a member of both the Indiana and Virginia State Bar Associations and maintains a limited practice in corporate law.

Professor Gingerich has been a guest lecturer at national and international Intellectual Property Conferences in both the United States and Brazil. Her work in the area of tort remedies has been published in The Indiana Law Review, her studies of abandoned railroad company easements in Res Gestae, the legal journal for the Indiana Bar Association, and most recently, her research concerning the legal and moral effects of binding arbitration agreements in the employment venue in the Employee Relations Law Journal. From 2004 through 2008, Ms. Gingerich has served as the faculty advisor to the university's multidisciplinary chapter of Engineers Without Borders, organizing annual trips of students, faculty, and community mentors to Northwestern Kenya to pursue clean water initiatives.

In 2007, Ms. Gingerich assumed the role of editor-in-chief of the CBA's on-line Journal of Values-Based Leadership. The Journal is published biannually with its inaugural issue launched in March, 2008. The Journal features articles examining different facets of ethical leadership submitted by noted politicians, business leaders and academicians. In May, 2008, her review of global reporting initiative guidelines (GRI) and audit of both a reporting corporation and its independent auditor were published on-line and won recognition of Valparaiso University's School of Business as an active matchmaking partner in world protocol reporting.

Professor Gingerich is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, LCMS, Valparaiso, Indiana, together with her husband and two daughters. She is fourth generation teaching faculty at Valparaiso University, instructing undergraduate and graduate classes in Business Law.


J.D. - Indiana University, Indianapolis 1985
B.A. - Indiana University, Bloomington 1981