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Kimberley Kinsley - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Kimberley Kinsley Kimberley Kinsley

Senior Lecturer | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Kimberley L. Kinsley is a senior lecturer in the College of Business at the University of Mary Washington.



Kimberley L. Kinsley, Senior Lecturer in the College of Business, earned a J.D. (1987) and a M.A. in international politics and economics (1987) from the University of Detroit, and a B.S. in business management (1983) from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the Mary Washington faculty in 2007, Kinsley had a varied legal career, working as a solo law practitioner, a public defender, an in-house counsel for a major defense contractor and as a federal tort claims attorney.

Kinsley can speak knowledgeably about technology law, information and privacy law, criminal law and constitutional law. She teaches classes in business law, commercial law, and a graduate course in information and technology law and in emerging technologies law.

Kinsley is an active member of the California State Bar. She became a Certified Information Privacy Professional after passing two exams sponsored by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She was the 2009 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Stafford campus. She has served as an invited guest speaker at several of the annual Stafford County economic forums, and during UMW’s Alumni College, where she discussed privacy law.

She has presented her research at conferences including the Federation of Business Disciplines annual meeting, the Association for Business Communication Southwestern conference, and the Decision Sciences Institute’s Southwest Region conference. In addition, Kinsley has served as the session chair of the “General Issues in Communication” session for the Association for Business Communication’s Southwestern conference.

Kinsley published a chapter on employment law, and in several journals on the topic of technology and the law, and in two case journals concerning commercial law.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Technology Law Business Law Defense and Security Employment Law University Teaching Project Management Public Speaking Program Management Curriculum Design

Accomplishments (2)

Certified Information Privacy Professional (professional)


Granted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Outstanding Faculty Award (professional)

Granted by the University of Mary Washington.

Education (3)

University of Detroit: J.D., Law 1987

University of Detroit: M.A., International Politics and Economics 1987

University of Maryland: B.A., Business Management 1983

Affiliations (3)

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • California State Bar
  • Association for Business Communication

Media Appearances (1)

Q & A with Kimberley Kinsley

UMW Magazine  online


Kimberley Kinsley’s petite stature and sweet disposition might fool you. The assistant professor of leadership and management has confronted challenges in jail cells, in courtrooms, on construction sites, and on aircraft carriers ...

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Articles (4)

Regulating Consumer Privacy in the United States: Big Data Pros and Cons The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty

Kimberly Kinsley


Kinsley Publishes Book Chapter

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International Legal and Ethical Challenges Related to the Use and Development of 3D Technology in the U.S. And China Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology


Ethical and legal uses of technology should be addressed when a new technology gains popularity. The main focus of this research is to provide a detailed discussion of the legal and ethical issues pertaining to the use of 3D technology.

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3D Printing As A Consumer Technology Business Model International Journal of Management & Information Systems


This paper shows how 3D printing has evolved, why businesses are realizing the strategic potential for 3D printing to create a competitive advantage using a consumer technology business model and why this could raise legal and ethical issues associated with existing laws related to the use of 3D technology.

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Employment Discrimination Law ABC-CLIO


In "The Economics of Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination in the 21st Century," edited by Robert S. Rycroft.

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