Konnie G. Kustron, JD
Business, Marketing, Management & Technology Education; and Paralegal Studies
School of Technology and Professional Services Management
20 Sill Hall
- J.D. from Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), Detroit, Michigan
- B.S. with honors in pre-law from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Professional SummaryKonnie 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 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.
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).
Professor Kustron is also the University contact for EMU's participation in the Michigan Center for Economic Education.
Interests and ExpertiseTechnology Law, Education and Technology, Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
CoursesBMMT 201 - Microcomputers for Business Applications
BMMT 205 (WGST 205) - Women in Business
BMMT 250 - Personal Finance
BMMT 496 - Records and Information Management
COT 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
Kustron, K. (2018). Advice from a seasoned pro. Three estate planning questions for Mom and Dad. In Garmin, T. and Forgue, R. Personal finance, 13th edition (556). Boston, MA: Cengage.
Kustron, K. and Bahorski, Z. (2016). Lights, camera, action! How photographic imagery can teach students about privacy and the law, MACUL Journal, 36(2), 24-25.
Almuqrin, A. and Kustron, K. (2015). Fighting cybercrime: A comparison of the cybercrime laws in Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Research, 5(4), 1-8.
Kustron, K. (2015). Christianity: Holy water. In Laycock, J. (Ed), Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
Kustron, K. (2015). Internet law: A U.S. perspective, Bookboon: London, England.
Bahorski, Z. and Kustron, K. (2014). Unraveling the mysteries of copyright protection in education, MACUL Journal, 34(3), 26-27.
Kustron, K. (2013). Introduction to the American legal system. Bookboon: London, England.
Bahorski, Z. and Kustron, K. (2013). Ads on Google and Facebook – Masterful illusions, MACUL Journal, 33(4), 22-23, 28.
Bahorksi, Z., Kustron, K. (2016, March). 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. (2014, January). Building Information Modeling and Copyright. Paper presented at the Building Innovation 2014: The National Institute of Building Sciences second annual Conference & Expo, Washington, DC.
Kustron, K. (2013, March). Using Type it in 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. (2012, April). The ABC's of protecting your intellectual property. Presented at the National Business Education Association (NBEA) National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
Professional Memberships and AffiliationsState Bar of Michigan
National Business Education Association
Michigan Business Education Association