Melissa Baldo


Dr. Melissa Baldo
Instructor of Business Law
Department of Business

Phone: (409)880-7040
Office: Gallow Business Building Room 227
Office Hours: TTH 2:00 - 3:00pm

J.D.   South Texas College of Law
B.B.A.   The University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught


Employment Law 

Legal Environment of Business                                                                                                     

Leadership and Negotiation                                                                                                           

Legal Framework of Ports and Trade                                                                                       

Negotiation and Persuasion


Business Environment and Public Policy 
Business Law


Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Instructor-Full-Time Faculty, Lamar University (January, 2016 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Adjunct, Lamar University (August, 2013 - December 2015), Beaumont, Texas.  Adjunct instructor responsible for teaching business courses as assigned.

Assistant United States Attorneys Office, United States Attorneys Office (January, 1992 - April, 1995), Beaumont, Texas.  Assigned to the Criminal Division and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  Responsible for the management of cases involving drug trafficking and money laundering organizations from Grand Jury indictment through the trial phase and ultimately through the appellate phase.  Duties included coordinating with Federal Agencies and local law enforcement in order to prosecute complex multi-defendant cases in Federal Court and arguing cases before the Fifth Circuit.

Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney's Office (March, 1989 - December, 1991), Houston, Texas.  Assigned to various misdemeanor and felony courts within the Harris County Criminal Court system.  Responsible for managing the court's docket by trying cases or through plea agreements. 



Institutional Service 

University Assignments                                                                                                                   


2019-2020:  Cardinal Community Coalition Board

College Assignments                                                                                                               


2020-2021:  College of Business Strategic Planning (task force - Student Outcomes)  
2019-2020:  Student-Faculty Relations  
2017-2018:  Executive Dean Search Committee                                                                             
2017-2018:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee                                                                   
2015-2016:  Engagement & Innovation Committee 


Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2014:  Life Images, Inc.,  Co-director for 10 years of Life Images, Inc., which is a service that provides ultrasounds for women who are pregnant and contemplating abortion.
2012:  Neches River Festival Princess Chairman,  The Neches River Festival is a city-wide celebration in Beaumont, Texas

Member of a Committee
2015:  Symphony League of Beaumont,  Executive Board member of the Symphony League of Beaumont for 10 years.
Other Community Service Activities
2018:  Teen Court Judge,  Acted as Teen Court Judge for the Jefferson Bar Association community service
2014:  Eucharistic Minister for St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica 


Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Mulvaney, T., Cavaliere, F., & Baldo, M. (2017). Four Imperatives Driving Business Schools to Adopt Mobile Content Delivery.  Southwestern Business Administration Journal, 16 (1).
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., Swerdlow, M. S., & Baldo, M. (2014).  Congress Kickstarts Securities Laws to Jumpstart the Economy: The JOBS Act Awaits SEC Implementation.   Southern Law Journal, XXIV (1), 149-164. 

Presentations of Referred Papers

  • Baldo, M., Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, A., & Swerdlow, M. (2018). Social Media and the C-Suite: The Ethical and Legal Implications.  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Baldo, M., Fontenot, D., Mulvaney, T., & Cavaliere, F. (2017, October). Utilizing Business Informatics for Cybersecurity: Battling the Human Element.  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F., Mulvaney, T., & Baldo, M. (2016, October). Four Imperatives Driving Business Schools to Adopt Mobile Content Delivery.  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.