Eastern Michigan University
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Konnie G. Kustron


122 Sill Hall




JD, Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan (1978)
BS (Multidisciplinary Social Science), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1975)

Interests and Expertise

Professor Kustron's work experience has included three distinct careers: university teaching, the practice of law, and training and sales management.  In 1994, she made the decision to move from the practice of law to full-time education. She has extensive experience in distance learning, and in 1998 became one of the first faculty members to design and teach an online course at a major American university. 

Ms. Kustron has taught all college levels from freshmen to the PhD students.  She has also taught at her alma mater Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan), as well as at Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, Michigan), Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan), and Nichols College (Dudley, Massachusetts). 

Professor Kustron is the recipient of an Eastern Michigan University Alumni Teaching Award as well as a College of Technology's Dean's Outstanding Faculty Award and a Gold Medallion Faculty Appreciation Award Recipient from the EMU Division of Student Affairs. 

Professor Kustron is an interdisciplinary educator who is both a member of the Women's and Gender Studies Department as well as a member of the School of Technology Studies.  She also has two-years administrative experience as the Associate Dean for the College of Technology. Her research interests include law and technology, and technology and ethics.

Publications and Presentations

Kustron, K. (2011).  Ursula Burns.  In Greenwald, S. and Thomley, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society.  Pasadena, CA: Salem Press. 

Kustron, K.  (2010, May).  The Octomom: A Rubik Cube® of legal issues.  Paper presented at the Gender, Bodies & Technology Interdisciplinary Conference, Virginia Tech's Women's and Gender Studies Program, Roanoke, Virginia.

Courses Taught

  • WGST 205 - Women and Business
  • WGST 418 - Women and Law

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344