Alice Keane, J.D., L.L.M.

  Associate Professor
  708-235-7623ext. 7623
  Office Location: G-188
  Office Hours: Tue & Thu 8:45am-9:45am & 1pm-3pm
  College: COB




Ms. Alice Keane is an Associate Professor of Accounting and serves as the Undergraduate Accounting Program Coordinator. She started with the College of Business as an Adjunct Professor in 2014, joined the full-time faculty in the College of Business in August of 2016, and earned tenure in 2022. She earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in tax from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1993. She is also a licensed attorney.

Prior to joining the full-time faculty at GSU, Ms. Keane practiced law for over 20 years. Most recently, she served as the Deputy General Counsel for Income Tax Litigation for the Illinois Department of Revenue.  She has also served as an officer and member on committees of professional associations, including the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, and has taught numerous Continuing Legal Education courses. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Smith Village, a non-profit senior living community in Chicago, and on the Board of Trustees of Smith Senior Living, its parent corporation.

Ms. Keane currently teaches Business Law I and II and Tax I. She has previously taught Tax II and Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning, and she is the Course Leader for Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning and Estate Planning classes.

Ms. Keane’s recent publications include articles examining the federal tax treatment of state licensed cannabis businesses, analyzing Supreme Court decisions on sales and use taxes on interstate transactions, and analyzing the federal bonus depreciation and Section 179 deductions and their efficacy in stimulating business investment. Her current interests in research and publication involve the taxation of cannabis businesses and equity considerations related to VAT internationally and sales taxes domestically.

Link to Alice Keane's CV