Tanya Marcum

Associate Professor

Baker Hall 323
(309) 677-2272

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
B.S., Business, Central Michigan University


Tanya Marcum has been at Bradley University since 2007.  Her work experience includes 10 years as in-house legal counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and nine years teaching at Central Michigan University.  She is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan. 


Dr. Marcum teaches BLW 342, Legal Environment of Business, BLW 345, Law of Business, and BUS 641, Legal Issues in Business. She recently developed a new course, BLW 347, Law and the Entrepreneur. Tanya was the 2010 winner of the Caterpillar Faculty Award for Teaching and the 2009 Innovation in Teaching Award. 


Dr. Marcum has published over 25 referred journal articles in outlets including the Mustang Journal of Law and Legal StudiesJournal of Legal Issues and Cases in BusinessThe Tennessee Journal of Business LawSouthern Illinois University Law JournalThe Practical Tax LawyerPepperdine Dispute Resolution JournalJournal of Law and Family StudiesBusiness HorizonsLabor Law Journal,  Journal of Business and AccountingJournal of Small Business StrategyCollege and UniversityJournal of Academic Administration in Higher EducationMichigan AcademicianJournal of Employment and Labor LawJournal of Workplace RightsCPA JournalPractical Tax StrategiesUniversity of La Verne Law Review, and the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.  Her research interests include alternative dispute resolution, employment law issues, and federal taxation.




Dr. Marcum is a member of the Department’s Strategic Planning Committee, New Faculty Mentorship Committee, Pre-Law Center Advisory Council, and the Affirmative Action Committee.  Dr. Marcum is a judge for the Springboard Business Plan Competition and a co-advisory to the Women In Business Organization.  She has been the chairperson for the Committee on Contractual Relations.  Dr. Marcum has played leadership roles in the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies of Business and is a member of the Advisory Council to the MBAA International Organization.  She also serves as a reviewer to several academic journals including the Midwest Law Journal, Michigan Academician, and Journal of Workplace Rights.