Doug Kieso, PhD, JD

Doug KiesoProfessor of Pre-Law
Office Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 412
Telephone: 630-844-4943
Fax: 630-844-7830
Email Address:

I have been teaching at AU in pre-law and criminal justice since 2004 and prior to that taught at AU in accountancy from 1993 to 1996.  I have also worked as a CPA for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Los Angeles and as a corporate attorney with a law firm in Chicago.  I helped form a non-profit organization based in South Central Los Angeles and was involved in extensive research on the criminal justice system in California when I was working on my Ph.D.  Currently my research interests involve Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and White-Collar Crime.

PhD - University of California at Irvine
JD - University of Illinois
MAS Accountancy - Northern Illinois University
BS  Accountancy - Northern Illinois University

Areas of Specialization
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
White-Collar Crime

Courses Taught
Criminal Law
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Constitutional Law
Courts and Justice
Research Methods
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Selected Topics: Business Fraud
Culture, Diversity and Expression

Highlights of Publications
Author of Unjust Sentencing and the California Three Strikes Law (2005)
Author of Study Guide for Intermediate Accounting-14th Edition (2011)
Author of Study Guide for Principles of Accounting-10th Edition (2011)
Author of Study Guide for Financial Accounting-8th Edition (2012)
Author of Study Guide for Managerial Accounting-6th Edition (2012)

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate
Advisor to the Supplemental Pre-Law Majors
Advisor to the Pre-Law Club

Other Interests
Currently I spend a lot of time raising my son, I run marathons, and enjoy playing the piano.