Kimberly M. Bonner, Esq. Ms. Bonner is the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment at the University of Maryland University College. As director of the Center, Ms. Bonner coordinates the development and global dissemination of information on intellectual property in digital distance education. Part of this responsibility includes assisting with the development and administration of on-line workshops and face to face seminars, development of online primers on copyright and plagiarism, writing articles relevant to intellectual property in distance education, conducting research and copyright instruction, and overseeing the development of the first virtual intellectual property scholar program focusing on digital distance education in the nation.
Prior to joining UMUC, Ms. Bonner was a law clerk for United States District Court Judge W. Louis Sands in the Middle District of Georgia for two years. After her clerkship, Ms. Bonner joined the law firm of Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White, LLP in Washington, DC. At Howrey, she specialized in trade secret, trademark and Year 2000 insurance coverage litigation. Ms. Bonner received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1993 in Foreign Affairs and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia in 1996. While at the Law School, she served on the editorial board and was a books review editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law.