Ms. Usnick has 20+ years of teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. She is an active member and frequent presenter at the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She has over 10 peer reviewed publications in discipline journals. She has presented at several conferences. She has four academic publications. She has legal professional experience in Administrative Law, Joint Ventures, Organization Management and Restructuring, Tax Exempt Bond Financing, General Corporate, including incorporations, dissolutions, by-laws, acquisitions, sales tax, due diligence and risk assessments. Ms. Usnick has been a member of the Texas Bar Association in good standing since 1985. Her previous duties as a practicing attorney included; small business start-up consulting, including planning, choice of business entity, financing strategies, marketing, contract analysis, and patent application review.