About Us

"Image of" Kimberly W. O'Connor

Associate Professor, 

Director of OL Graduate Program

  • Office: Neff 288G
  • Office Hours:

                 Tuesday & Thursday, 10:45 AM-11:45 AM

                 Others by Appointment


  • Loyola University School of LA, New Orleans, LA, Juris Doctor 2002
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, AB Psychology and Sociology 1998

Research Interests

Employment Law, Constitutional Law, Torts, Cyber Law, and Ethics

Selected Publications

  • O'Connor, K & Drouin, M. (2019). Sexting and Social Concerns in Holt, T & Bossler, A (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of International Cybercrime and Cyberdeviance. Palgrave MacMillian, Cham, Switerland: Springer
  • Kauffman, K. & O'Connor, K. (2018). Outsmarting the Fox: Gretchen Carlson, sexual harassment and a pre-suit arbitration clause. Journal of Applied Case Research. 16(1), 13-25.
  • O'Connor, K., Drouin, M., Davis, J., & Thompson, H. (2018). Cyberbullying, revenge porn and the mid-sized university: Victim characteristics, prevalence, and students' knowledge of university policy and reporting procedures. Higher Education Quarterly. 00, 1-16
  • Kirchner, M. & O'Connor, K. (2018). Incorporating reflection exercises to identify soft skills in Army Education. Journal of Military Learning.
  • O'Connor, K. & Schmidt, G.B. (2018). Social Media, Data Privacy, and the Internet of People, Things, and Services in the Workplace: A Legal and Organizational Perspective in Simmers, C. Anandarajan, M. (eds). The internet of people things and services: Workplace Transformations. New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • O'Connor, K., Drouin, M., Yergens, & N., Newsham, G. (2017). Sexting legislation in the United States and abroad: A call for uniformity. International Journal of Cyber Criminology. Vol.11 (2). pgs. 218-245.
  • O'Connor, K., Schmidt G., & Drouin, M. (2016). Suspended because of social media? Students' knowledge and opinions of university social media policies and practices. Computers in Human Behavior. Vol. 65, pgs. 619-626.
  • O'Connor, K. (2016). The Big Event: Using This Day of Service To Teach Management Students About Corporate Social Responsibility.  Management Teaching Review. Vol. 1 (3).
  • Schmidt G. & O'Connor, K. (2016). Legal Concerns When Considering Social Media In Selection in Landers, R. and Schmidt, G. (eds.), Social Media in Employment Selection and Recruitment. (pp. 265-287). New Yourk, NY:Springer.
  • O'Connor, K. W., Schmidt, G.B. & Drouin, M. (2016). Helping workers understand and follow social media policies.  Business Horizons. Vol. 59 (pgs. 205-211)
  •  O'Connor, K. & Schmidt, G. B. (2015) May it please the court: Two legal cases to teach students about social media based terminations of employment. Journal of Management Education.  Vol 39 No. 6, December 2015., pages 806-811, Sage Publications.
  • Schmidt, G. B. & O'Connor, K. W. (2015). Fired for Facebook: using NLRB guidance to craft appropriate social media policies. Business Horizons.
  • O'Connor, K.W. & Schmidt, G .B. (2015): Facebook Fired: Legal standards for social media-based terminations of K-12 Public School Teachers. Sage Open March 2015, S(1).
  • Drouin, M.,O'Connor, K.W., Schmidt, G.B., & Miller, D.A., (2015), Facebook fired:  Legal perspectives and young adults' opinions on the use of social media in hiring and firing decisions, Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 46, May 2015, pg. 123-128, Elsevier Ltd. Publishing.

Courses Taught

  • OLS 26800 - Elements of Law
  • OLS 26800I - Elements of Law online
  • OLS 37600 - Human Resources
  • OLS 37800 - Labor Relations
  • OLS 39900 - Modern Legal Issues
  • OLS 46800 - Personnel Law
  • OLS 47700 - Conflict Management
  • OLS 57500 - Contemporary Employment Practice and the Law
  • OLS 59000 - Capstone 

Class Schedule

  • OLS 26800-01; T/R 1:30 PM-2:45 PM, LA 40
  • OLS 26800-01l; DIS, OCIN
  • OLS 47700-01; T/R 12:00 PM-1:15 PM, LA 35C

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