Konnie G. Kustron

A photo of Konnie Kustron

Professor

Technology and Professional Services Management; Women's and Gender Studies Department

20 Sill Hall

734.487.6947

[email protected]

Education

  • JD, Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), Detroit, Michigan
  • BS with honors, pre-law, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Interests and Expertise

  • Technology law
  • Education and technology
  • Academic integrity and plagiarism

Courses Taught

  • BMMT 201 Microcomputers for Business Applications
  • BMMT 205/WGST 205 Women in Business
  • BMMT 250 Personal Finance
  • BMMT 496 Records and Information Management
  • CET 704 Legal Issues in New Technologies
  • EM 570 Engineering and Patent Law
  • LEGL 211 Introduction to Paralegalism and Legal Terminology
  • LEGL 212 Law Office Administration and Technology
  • LEGL 320 Cyberlaw and Compliance
  • LEGL 400 Legal Research, Writing and Analysis III
  • LEGL 418/WGST 418 Women and the Law

Selected Publications

  • Bahorksi, Z., Kustron, K. (March, 2016). Internet Safety in the Classroom and at Home. Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Bogedain, A. J., Kustron, K. G., Scigliano, G. J. (January, 2014). Building Information Modeling and Copyright. Paper presented at the Building Innovation 2014: The National Institute of Building Sciences second annual Conference and Expo, Washington, DC.
  • Kustron, K. (March, 2013). Using Typeitin and ShortKeys to improve grading efficiency. Third Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference "Technology and the Teaching of Legal Writing", Duquesne Law School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Kustron, K. and Bahorski, Z. (April, 2012). The ABC's of protecting your intellectual property. Presented at the National Business Education Association (NBEA) National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Patents / Awards / Grants

  • Co-PI Cyber Discovery: Professional Development for High School Teachers through Student-Catalyst Teams - Year 2, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • National Business Education Association
  • Michigan Business Education Association

Additional Information

Konnie Kustron has been a faculty member in the school of technology studies and professional services management 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 of academic administrative experience where she was the associate dean for EMU's College of Engineering and 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.

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.) In 2013, she published her first book, Introduction to American Law, with the international electronic publisher Bookboon.com. She is also the author of Internet Law: A U.S. Perspective (2015), Privacy Law: A U.S. Perspective (2017) and co-author of Case Studies of Women in Business published by Kendall Hunt (2017, 2018).