Faculty


Maribeth "Betsy" Schlobohm



Clinical Associate Professor



Area:  COMM
Areas of Specialization:  Communication, Mediation, and Cyberlaw (Intellectual Property, Privacy, and eCommerce)

Office:  JO 3.546
Office Hours:  Mondays: 2:30-3:00, Wednesdays: 2:30-3:00
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  maribeth.schlobohm@utdallas.edu
Phone:  972-883-2175


My passion is communication. Communication is not just talking, it's talking with purpose, organization, and design in written, oral, and visual formats. You may not want to, but you will become a better, more professionally polished presenter after taking any of my classes. Additionally, I am an award-winning published poet. My writing includes legal writing, poetry, haiku, textbooks, and teleplays. I love science fiction television and film so you are sure to hear examples from Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Star Wars.

My research interests include:
Technical Communication
Communication, Conflict Resolution, and the Art of Mediation
Cyberlaw (Intellectual Property, Privacy, and eCommerce)

I encourage my students to analyze the current business and technical landscape and to think about how to solve current problems through communication, good design, and innovative solutions in engineering, computer science, and communication. I'm also a firm believer in keeping a good resume current and in understanding how to seek, gain, and retain employment. Lots of students have seen success with their internship and dream job searches.

Before joining the faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas, I have been a licensed attorney since 1990 and a mediator since 1991. As a mediator, I have mediated complex civil (employment/labor/EEO, personal injury, business) and family (divorce, child support, visitation, and modification) cases. I also have 10 years of university teaching experience gained as adjunct faculty for LeTourneau University.

Recent Courses:  View courses taught by Maribeth "Betsy" Schlobohm


Work Samples and Publications: 

C. Lambert and M. Schlobohm (Eds.), Communication and Emerging Media: What's Trending Now, 1st Ed., Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 2015.

M Schlobohm and C. Ryan, Business and Technical Communication: A Guide to Writing Professionally, 2nd. Ed. Rev., Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 2015.

M Schlobohm and C. Ryan, Business and Technical Communication: A Guide to Writing Professionally, 2nd. Ed., Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 2014.

M Schlobohm and C. Ryan, Business and Technical Communication: A Guide to Writing Professionally, 1st Ed., Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 2013.

M. Schlobohm, Chapter 9, "Cyberlaw, Privacy, and eCommerce," Communication and Emerging Media: What's Trending Now, 1st Ed., Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 2015.

 


Education: 
Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1990
MA, Texas Tech University, 1979
BA, Texas Tech University, 1976
Basic and Advanced Civil Mediation, Family Mediation and CPS Mediation courses
Trained as an Arbitrator and Transformative Mediator

Curriculum Vitae:  Maribeth "Betsy" Schlobohm's CV