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Professor Emeritus, Business Management

Pictured is Edward Wachter, J.D., professor of business management.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Arts, Duquesne University
  • Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Courses Taught

  • Business Law I and II
  • Business Communication and Research
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Regulation
  • Global Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Entrepreneurial Applications
  • Practical Legal Applications in Business
  • Business Negotiating
  • Legal Environment of Business


Professor Edward C. Wachter, J.D., teaches a variety of business courses and is a practicing attorney and member of the Pennsylvania and federal bars. He provides legal and consulting services for individuals, various groups, organizations and businesses. Wachter has been a creative innovator both in his law practice and in his teaching and other faculty responsibilities. He developed the first online course at Point Park and since then, has taught seven online courses.

Wachter also was the designer of the first accelerated program at the University, the School of Business' Accelerated, Saturday-only program, as well as the health systems management concentration within the M.B.A. program and the entrepreneurship concentration in the undergraduate business management program. He is a recipient of the Certificate in Family Business Advising with Fellow Status from The Family Firm Institute, a multidisciplinary international nonprofit organization. Wachter is a frequent lecturer, speaker and participant in many professional seminars and workshops including those sponsored by the Small Business Administration and S.C.O.R.E. An active member of a number of professional organizations, Wachter also serves as a board member of a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and in the federal courts
  • Certificate in Family Business Advising with Fellow Status from the Family Firm Institute

Research Interests

  • Teaching effectiveness
  • Public speaking
  • Distance education
  • Business law
  • Legal environment of business
  • Family business
  • Cyber law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business in general
  • Creativity
  • Negotiating

Selected Certifications and Honors

  • Certificate of Excellence in service to the Family Firm Institute
  • Earned Quality Matters certification as a Peer Reviewer from Quality Matters
  • Certificate in Family Business Advising with fellow status from the Family Firm Institute
  • Published on Chautauqua Institution's website for 10 originally written Haiku poems

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Legal Studies
  • Wealth Counsel International
  • The Family Firm Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Business Law section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Business Law section
  • S.C.O.R.E.

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