Laurie Pieper is the Washburn University KSBDC Advisor for the MACC Outreach Office which serves clients in Riley, Pottawatomie, Geary, Clay, Dickinson and Marshall Counties. Laurie brings 20 years of business ownership experience crossing hospitality, food, retail and service industries to her consulting position. She enjoys working with entrepreneurs at any stage of business ownership. She offers advising on a diverse range of issues including business planning, human resource management and cybersecurity for small businesses.
Pieper earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA and has taught at UCLA, The University of Oregon and Kansas State University. Her work in philosophy is on rationality and voluntariness and on related topics in the history of philosophy.