College Of Technology Eastern Michigan University

Konnie G. Kustron, JD

Professor


School of Technology Studies
(734) 487-1161
122 Sill Hall
College of Technology
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
konnie.kustron@emich.edu

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Courses Taught :

1. BMMT 201 - Microcomputers for Business Applications.
2. BMMT 205 (WGST 205) - Women in Business
3. BMMT 496 - Records and Information Management.
4. COT 704 - Legal Issues in New Technologies
5. EM 570 - Engineering and Patent Law
6. LEGL 211 - Introduction to Paralegalism and Legal Terminology
7. LEGL 212 - Law Office Administration and Technology.
8. LEGL 306 - Legal Research, Writing and Analysis III.
9. LEGL 413 – Law and the Internet.
10. LEGL 418 (WGST 418) - Women and the Law.


Short Bio:

Konnie Kustron has been a faculty member in the School of Technology Studies at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) since 1994. Of significance is the fact that in 1998 Professor Kustron developed one of the first Internet-based courses at an accredited university. To date, she has designed and taught over 14 different on-line classes at EMU. Currently she teaches a variety of technology and law classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, Professor Kustron has two years academic administrative experience where she was the Associate Dean for EMU’s College of Technology. She also has a total of 16 years of management experience including working as house counsel for TranServ Inc. (Southfield, Michigan), and with LEXIS/NEXIS (Mead Data Central) where she was responsible for training and sales in a five-state area.

Dr. Kustron received her B.S. with honors in pre-law from Michigan State University, and her JD from the Michigan State College of Law. She is a member of the Michigan Bar and approved as a VA attorney with U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Konnie is the recipient of an Eastern Michigan University Alumni Teaching Award as well as the Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award. She is also a chapter author in the Internet Guide for Michigan Lawyers, which was a winner of the "Award of Excellence in the Best Publication" category given by the Association for Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, Professor Kustron is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society (Salem Press, 2011), which was described as the "Best Reference 2011," by the Library Journal the leading reviewer of library materials in the United States.)

Professor Kustron's areas of specialization include technology and the law, while her research interests involved academic integrity and online ethics.




Areas of Expertise:

Academic Integrity, Technology Law, Gender Law


Most Important/Recent Publications (More available upon request)

Publications

Popkov, S. and Kustron, K. (2010). The effects of different stimuli on procrastination. Proceedings from the 16th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, & Management Systems Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL.

Bahorski, Z. and Kustron, K. (2009). Selecting appropriate digital recording devices for podcasting. MACUL Journal, 29(3), 38-40.

Joshi, R., Provder, T., & Kustron, K. (2008). Green coatings-A trend that is becoming the rule rather than the exception. CT Coatings Technology Journal, 5(1), 38-43.

Kustron, K. (2008). Legal support track: Successful hiring practices: What to look for in the interview process. Course materials from the 2008 Solo and Small Law Firm Institute, tab 9, 1-22. Lansing, Michigan: State Bar of Michigan and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Kustron, K. and Bahorski, Z. (2008). 20 Tips in 20 Minutes to Teaching Effectively Online. Proceedings from the E-Learn 2008 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Las Vegas, NV: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Kustron, K. (2008). Legal support track: Successful hiring practices: What to look for in the interview process. Course materials of the 2008 Solo and Small Law Firm Institute, tab 9, 1-22. Lansing, Michigan: State Bar of Michigan and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Kustron, K. and Bahorski, Z. (2008). 20 Tips in 20 Minutes to Teaching Effectively Online. Proceedings from the E-Learn 2008 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Las Vegas, NV: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Joshi, R., Provder, T., & Kustron, K. (2008). Green coatings-A trend that is becoming the rule rather than the exception. CT Coatings Technology Journal, 5(1), 38-43.

Kustron, K. (2007). Law practice management track: Where to find free legal assistants and law clerks for your law practice. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Solo and Small Law Firm Institute and State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Kustron, K. (2007). Law practice management track: Where to find free legal assistants and law clerks for your law practice. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Solo and Small Law Firm Institute and State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Kustron, K. (2005). Law practice management track: Where to find free legal assistants and law clerks for your law practice. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Solo and Small Law Firm Institute and State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Presentations

Popkov, S. and Kustron, K. (2010, March). The effects of different stimuli on procrastination. Presentation at the 16th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, & Management Systems Conference (IEMS), Cocoa Beach, FL.

Kustron, K. (2010, April). The Octomom: A Rubik Cube™ of legal issues. Paper presented at the Gender, Bodies and Technology Conference. Roanoke, VA.

Kustron, K. (2009, October). Plagiarism, Paralegals and Online Learning. Presentation at the 28th AAfPE (American Association of Paralegals in Education) Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Kustron, K. and Bahorski, Z. (2008, November). 20 Tips in 20 Minutes to Teaching Effectively Online. E-Learn 2008 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Las Vegas, NV.

Kustron, K. (2008, September.) “Best Practices in Hiring Support Staff”. 2008 Solo and Small Law Firm Institute and State Bar Meeting. Dearborn, MI.

Kustron, K. (2008, March). "Selection Interviewing." State Bar of Michigan Law Practice Management Center and the Oakland County Bar Association. Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Kustron, K. and Fulkert, R. (2008, March). "Researching and Evaluating the Accuracy of Electronic Plagiarism Detection Services," Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.

(2008, November). 20 Tips in 20 Minutes to Teaching Effectively Online. E-Learn 2008 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Las Vegas, Nevada. (with Z. Bahorski)

(2008, September.) “Best Practices in Hiring Support Staff”. 2008 Solo and Small Law Firm Institute and State Bar Meeting. Dearborn, Michigan.

(2008, March). "Selection Interviewing." State Bar of Michigan Law Practice Management Center and the Oakland County Bar Association. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

(2008, March). "Researching and Evaluating the Accuracy of Electronic Plagiarism Detection Services," Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (with R. Fulkert)