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
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