Dr. Ruth C. Hughes

Assoc Dean/Professor and Chair
Sidhu School of Business

University Center on Main St 216G
(570) 408-4703

Ruth Hughes serves as Assistant Professor of Business Law at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Hughes is a licensed attorney and received her JD from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and her BA in Economics from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She began her career as an attorney specializing in corporate transactions in New York City and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She was director of the Small Business Development Center in Wilkes-Barre for many years before joining the faculty of the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University in 2013. Her research interests, publications and presentations include the areas of environmental sustainability in business, equity crowdfunding and emerging trends in securities laws. She serves as a reviewer for several academic publications. Ruth Calhoun Hughes is an active member of many university, professional and community organizations., Environmental Sustainability Policy; Equity Crowdfunding.

  • Hughes, R., & Liuzzo, A. (2018). Essentials of Business Law (10th Ed). Chicago, Ill, United States: McGraw Hill.

  • Hughes, R., & Troy, M. (Accepted). Small Business and Energy Efficiency. In Energy Transformation Towards Sustainability. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Publishing.

  • Hughes, R. (Submitted). History's Lessons for Equity Crowdfunding. Retrieved from Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3018745 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3018745

  • Hughes, R. BA 337 Case Presentations- Compilation.

  • Hughes, R. (2017). History's Lessons for Equity Crowdfunding. Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

  • Hughes, R. C., & Troy, M. (2017). Motivations of One Small Business Community to Implement Environmental Sustainability as a Business Practice. Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 5(1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jes/vol5/iss1/2

  • Stony Cabin Gear. (2016). Stony Cabin Gear. Integrated Management Experience First Year Business Class, 2016.

  • Hughes, R. C., & Troy, M. (2016). Teaching Sustainability to Undergraduates: Evolution of Course Structure and Development of a Model for Partnering with Local Small Businesses. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 9(4), 200-204.

  • Hughes, R. (Presenter), Annual Meeting, "Making SAFEs Safer for Equity Crowdfunding," Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Portland Downtown Hilton, Portland, OR. (August 10, 2018).

  • Hughes, R., MAALSB Regional Conference, "Making SAFEs Safer for Equity Crowdfunding," MidAtlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA, United States. (April 6, 2018).

  • Hughes, R., Troy, M., Wilkes University Research Symposium, "Challenges and Opportunities to Implementing Environmental Sustainability as a Small Business Practice," Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA. (April 4, 2018).