Matthew A. Melone teaches Legal Environment of Business, a core requirement, and Business Law. He also teaches and serves as the course coordinator for Value-Based Decision-Making, a core requirement that focuses on ethical issues in business. He has taught various courses in the graduate program including Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance and Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management. Professor Melone's research interests are concentrated in the area of federal income taxation and corporate governance. He has written extensively about comparative forms of doing business, executive compensation, partnership taxation, accounting standards and corporate political activity. He has written over 80 articles in various law reviews and tax journals.
Professor Melone began his academic career at Lehigh in 1993. Prior to his joining the Lehigh faculty he was engaged in private practice. Professor Melone is a Certified Public Accountant and received the Alexander E. Loeb Award for attaining the highest score in the Commonwealth of Pa. on the C.P.A. exam.