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Kiana Pierre-Louis

Senior Lecturer, Law and Taxation
JD, Suffolk University Law School, 2002
Bachelor of Science, Bentley University, 1999
Office: Morison Hall 281 | 781.891._2875 | kpierrelouis@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._3198 | Department Fax: 781.891.3410
                       


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Bio

I am a real estate and corporate attorney that consults with several business entities including non-profits. I am a consultant and facilitator for diversity, equity and inclusion issues. I received a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School 2002

Teaching Interests

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business<br>Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility<br>Race and the Law<br>Social Justice Law<br>Marketing Law<br>HR and Management Law<br>Real Estate Law<br>Business Law I<br>Business Law II

Research Interests

Unconscious Bias and racial profiling; Race and Real Estate; Race, Social Justice and Business; what is the meaning of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice; Learning Disabilities; intersectionality in business schools; Big business and the use of chemicals and how that affects women of color

Consulting/Practice Interests

Real Estate Law<br>Corporate Law<br>Non-Profits<br>Social Justice legal issues<br>Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice<br><br>

Awards and Honors

2020, Advisor of the Year, Student Programming and Engagement (SP&E)
2020, Outstanding Alumni Award, Summer Transition Education Program
2019, The Joseph M Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, Bentley University
2019, Faculty of the Year, Summer Transitional Education Program (STEP), Bentley University
2018, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
2018, 2018 Baccalaureate Speaker, Senior Class Cabinent
2018, Exemplary Educator Award, Coming Full Circle
2017, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
2017, Dr. Earl L. Avery MLK Leadership Award, MLK, Jr. Breakfast- Bentley University

Publications

Journal Article(s)

Conference Presentations

Pierre-Louis, K. (2020). "How Climate Change, Publice Health and Racism Intersect." Presented at the Shining a spotlight on Environmental Justice.

Pierre-Louis, K. (2020). "The Legal Perspective on why there is a racial disparity in COVID-19 cases." Presented at the Bentley University's Alumni Webinar.

Pierre-Louis, K., Choi, S., Skipwith, C. G. (2020). "Taking a Pandemic View of America." Presented at the Bentley University's Bentley Community Learning Conference.

Pierre-Louis, K. (2019). "Teaching Innovation Session." Presented at the Bentley University's Teaching Colloquium, Executive Dining Room.

Pierre-Louis, K. (2019). "Racial Profiling Perpetuates Social Injustices." Presented at the Bentley University's Research Colloquium Social In/Justice, Executive Dining Room.

Lichtenstein, S. D., Bennett Jr., R., Kunkel, R., Shedd, P., Herron, D., Pierre-Louis, K., Salimbene, F. P. (2017). "Faculty Experiences Teaching Abroad; Enhancing Student Learning with Travel Embedded Courses." Presented at the ALSB's Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), Savannah, GA.

Service

Department Service
Mentor (Faculty) for Adamian Law Club, 2020 - Present
Course Coordinator for GB110 Coordinator, 2016 - Present
Course Coordinator for Orientation - 2018
Committee Chair for GB110 Self Study Team, 2017 - 2018
Hosted Table for Department - 2017
Hosted Table for the department - 2016

University Service
Student in the Program for Minvera Certificate Program: Facilitating Engaged Learning in Virtual Classes, 2020
Task Force Member for Racial Justice Taskforce, 2020 - Present
Committee Chair for Teaching and Scholoraly Activities Committee, 2020 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Skiing and Snowboarding Club, 2019 - Present
Student Organization Advisor for Caribbean Ancestry Student Association (CASA), 2016 - Present
Committee Member for Residential Education Faculty Advisory Team, 2016 - Present
Committee Member for Bentley Brave, 2016 - Present
Committee Member for Biased Incident Report Team (BIRT), 2016 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Social Justice Defined Community, 2016 - Present
Student Organization Advisor for Black United Body (BUB), 2015 - Present
Committee Member for Presidental Search Committee, 2020 - 2021
Guest Speaker for Bentley University: Student Program & Engagment, 2020 - 2020
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Coming Full Circle (CFC), 2019 - 2019
Committee Chair for Undergraduate Curriculum Task force Committee, 2018 - 2018
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Coming Full Circle (CFC), 2018 - 2018
Marshall for Convocation - 2018
Mentor (Faculty) for The International Business Ethics Case Competition, 2018 - 2018
Mentor (Faculty) for Keybank Minority Case Competition, 2018 - 2018
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Coming Full Circle (CFC), 2017 - 2017
Guest Speaker for Gallery Opening of Art Exhibit: My Brother's Black Body - 2017

Professional Service
Faculty Initiate for Delta Sigma Pi, 2019 - 2019
Invited Lecture/Presentation for Dresses to Dreams, 2019 - 2019
Conference Attendee for Facing Races Conference, 2016 - 2016
Conference Attendee for NARBLA - 2016
Keynote Speaker for Youth Options Unlimited Boston, 2015 - 2015
Invited Lecture/Presentation for Campus Dialog on Race and Inequality at Bentley University, 2015 - 2015
Invited Lecture/Presentation for Dialog on Race and Inequality at Bentley University, 2015 - 2015
Invited Lecture/Presentation for Campus Diaolog on Race and Inequality at Bentley University, 2015 - 2015

Public Service
Committee Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee , 2020 - Present
Committee Chair for Cottage Street Elementary School Diversity Committee, 2020 - Present
Officer, Vice President for Sharon Racial Equity Alliance, 2020 - Present
Committee Member for Cottage Street Elementary Schoole Diversity Committee, 2018 - Present
Board Member for KodeConnect, Inc, 2016 - Present
Guest Speaker for Black Family Weekend, Black Spaces in Academia at Boston College - 2017