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Kiana Pierre-Louis

Lecturer, Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning
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 an Attorney and licensed Real Estate Broker. I was a Partner/Owner of Perkins & Baskin, P.C. from 2004-2010 and co-owner of Perkins & Baskin Realty from 2006-2009. I received my BS from Bentley University and a J.D from Suffolk University Law School.

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

Implicit Bias and racial profiling; Race and Real Estate; Race, Social Justice and Business; tort reform and contractual capacity; what is the meaning of Diversity vs. Inclusion; Learning Disabilities; Rape and the use of deadly force; media and the courtroom; and the Business of race

Consulting/Practice Interests

Real Estate Law Civil Litigation Corporate Law Non-Profits

Awards and Honors

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

Conference Presentations

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
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 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 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
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 Member for Cottage Street Elementary School, 2018 - Present
Board Member for KodeConnect, Inc, 2016 - Present
Guest Speaker for Black Family Weekend, Black Spaces in Academia at Boston College - 2017