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 practiced law for 15 years. This included working as an active duty Judge Advocate, then as a southern California public defender, an in-house counsel for a major defense contractor, a federal tort claims attorney, and as a solo practitioner in Colorado.
Kinsley can speak knowledgeably about technology law, information and privacy law, criminal law and Constitutional law. She teaches classes in business law, commercial law, sports law, cybersecurity law, and a graduate course in information and technology 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 Mary Washington's Stafford Campus. She has served as an invited guest speaker at several 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. She also is a peer-reviewer for a business case journal.
Kinsley published chapters on employment law, privacy and data law, and in several journals on the topic of automobile safety recalls, technology, and commercial law. She has also led students to Chile, and taught a course in Chilean law. Kinsley's present research interests include international law and inequality issues.