Department of Accounting & Business Law
Kathleen is a full-time faculty member in the Business Law and Accounting Department teaching Business Law since 2011, and since 2016 the Director of the Haile/US Bank's Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. In that role, Kathleen also chairs the annual Labor/Management Conference held each year at NKU and directs the mediations and arbitrations the ADR Center facilitates.
Prior to joining NKU, Kathleen practiced law for 12 years in various capacities. Kathleen remains Of Counsel at Dinsmore and Shohl where her practice primarily includes labor and employment law in defense of employers. Kathleen specializes in advising Companies regarding compliance with Title VII, the National Labor Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various other state and federal employment statutes and regulations. Kathleen also worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, where she investigated and prosecuted unfair labor practices and as the Director of Personnel for a large state agency/cabinet where she oversaw all aspects of human resources.
Kathleen graduated cum laude with a BA in Political Science from the University of Louisville and her JD from the University of Cincinnati where she was an executive member of the Moot Court Board.