Ms. Lisa Kesting Best

  • Dean, Harold Walter Siebens School of Business
  • Professor of Business Law and Political Science

B.S., Southern Illinois University
J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law

Professor Kesting Best is a corporate defense attorney licensed to practice law in Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee and in the Federal Court.  In addition to serving as the Dean of the Siebens School of Business, she serves as Special Counsel to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University. A tenured full professor with a joint appointment in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts, Professor Kesting Best enjoys teaching courses in both business and legal studies. She attends conferences and continuing legal education courses each year primarily in the areas of business education and accreditation, leadership, employment law, higher education law, business law, legal ethics, criminal procedure, constitutional law and general practice.


Introduction to American Law, Business Law, Judicial Process, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Administrative Agencies and Legal Research, Analysis & Writing