Kathleen Conn is a scientist, educator, consultant, and attorney and is currently of counsel with the Education Law Practice Group of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Ms. Conn earned her B.S. in physics from St. John’s University, New York, an M.S. in medical physics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and a dual Ph.D. in physics/biology at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Pennsylvania. She earned her J.D. and LL.M. degrees at Widener University School Law in Wilmington, Delaware. She is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and is admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Conn’s professional experience includes full-time college and university teaching, most recently for seven years in the graduate education program at Neumann University, Aston, PA. Before her appointment at Neumann, she served for 18 years in public school districts in Pennsylvania, as a high school science teacher, K-12 curriculum supervisor, and elementary school principal. She is also a consultant and expert witness on issues of school safety, students’ First Amendment rights, bullying, cyberbullying, and sexual harassment. Ms. Conn currently teaches as an adjunct professor in the Public Health Department at Muhlenberg College and at Widener Law.
Ms.Conn has authored three books, as well as an ever-increasing list of invited book chapters, articles and commentaries in peer-reviewed law journals. She is on the Authors’ Committee of West’s Education Law Reporter. An annual presenter at the national Education Law Association (ELA) Conference, Ms.Conn has also served on the executive board of ELA. She has presented on both scientific and legal topics at various international conferences in Europe, China, New Zealand, and Australia.