. Kimora

. Kimora

Kimora
Adjunct Full Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8286
Room number: 
422T

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Education
Business and Marketing Education  (Work, Community and Family Education)
University of Minnesota, 1995
Title of Dissertation: “The need for cognitive skills training in correctional vocational education programming at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes at Lino Lakes, Minnesota”

Master of Arts
Theatre and Drama
University of Wisconsin, 1982
Title of Thesis: “Elements of Marxism in Three of Bertolt Brecht’s Plays”

Bachelor of Arts
Communication Arts
Rhetoric and Communication Theory
University of Wisconsin, 1979

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Fashion Merchandising
Lowthian College (defunct), 1985
Minneapolis, MN

Interfaith Minister
Class Co-President
The New Seminary
New York City
Date of Ordination at Riverside Church, New York City: Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bio

KIMORA teaches corrections courses in the Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration Department at John Jay College. She developed the curriculum for COR 397: Corrections and the Media.  She also teaches a leadership course in the Honors Program in the spring. Kimora teaches introductory and advanced courses in Anthropology in the Anthropology Department.  She is an accomplished teacher in the classroom as well as online. In April, 2015, Criminal Justice Pursuit named her the best criminal justice professor in the United States. In 2012, Princeton Review named her the second best professor (of all professors) in the United States.  Kimora’s research and teaching focus on correctional educational programs for correctional officers as well as for participants in the jails and prisons in the United States. In March, 2015, Kimora published two books, which were funded by the Soros Foundation, in cooperation with IDEBATE Press: 1) When Young People Break the Law: Debating Issues on Punishment for Juveniles and 2) Ethnic Profiling: A Modern Framework. Kimora is the author of numerous academic articles regarding correctional education, mental illness, and educational trends. Kimora is the Education Director for Treatment Services at the Osborne Association,  a New York State based prison, re-entry and family services program. She has served on the Board of Directors of Reality House, Inc., since 2004. She has been an elected representative of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY’s University Faculty Senate (UFS) since May, 2011. Kimora is an ordained minister, building community within prisons and jails in New York, California, Utah, Minnesota, and Canada.

Publications

Kimora ,editor, (March, 2015). Ethnic Profiling: a Modern Framework. New York and Amsterdam: International Debate Education Association.

Karsten J. Struhl and Kimora, editors (March, 2015) When Young People Break the Law: Debating Issues on Punishment for Juveniles. New York and Amsterdam: International Debate Education Association.

Kimora, (March, 2013). “The work of Jerome H. Skolnick: a pioneer in policing” in Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Taylor and Francis Group.

Kobilinsky, L. and Danielle Sapse (Eds.) (spring, 2011), Trends in Legal Aspects of Methamphetamine  in Advances in Forensic Science and Applications of the Judiciary System. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

Phillips, D. (Ed.) (2011). Methamphetamine abuse and treatment in rural America  in Rural Crime: publisher unknown.

 Kimora (2010) A map through the maze: achieving five years of arrest-free behavior. Offender Preparation and Education Network, Inc. (OPEN), Winter, 2010. Garland: TX.

Sullivan, L. (Ed.) (2009). The Sage Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Los Angeles: SAGE.

Kimora (2009) The correctional educator: a nontraditional occupation. Offender Programs Report. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Kimora (2009) The Bard Initiative: Excellent example of empowering education behind the walls that needs to be replicated. Offender Programs Report. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Kimora and Hazelbaker, M. (2008). The punishment potlatch: a way out. Offender Preparation and Education Network, Inc. (OPEN). Fall, 2008. Garland: TX.

Taylor, Mara L. and Kimora (2008) Forward to Women in Prison: Women finding Freedom. Los Angeles: GOGI.

Kimora (2008) Instructors’ Manual for Going out by Going In. Los Angeles: GOGI.

Kimora and Aman, M. (2008). No country for old men: Psychopathic elements in an Academy-Award winning film. Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice. Kingston, NJ :Civic Research Institute.

Kimora (2008) Substance abuse clients need to mentor themselves. Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Kimora (2008) Book review entitled “ Prologue to violence: child abuse, dissociation, and crime, by Abby Stein” in Mental health issues in the Criminal Justice System, edited by Daniel W. Phillips III, Ph.D.  The Haworth Press, Inc.

Kimora (2007) Book review entitled “Prologue to violence: child abuse, dissociation, and crime”.  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, volume 42.

Kimora (2007) Education enhances Sing Sing residents. Offender Preparation and Education Network, Inc. (OPEN), Summer, 2007. Garland: TX.

Kimora (2007). Current issues in probation and parole. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, volume 46.

Kimora (2007). Current issues in probation and parole. Edited book version of same article, edited by Daniel W. Phillips III, Ph.D. The Haworth Press, Inc. (in press).

Kimora (February,2007) Providing incentives to offenders in the re-entry process. Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Kimora (2006) Enhancing self-esteem in Sing Sing offenders. Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute. December.

Kimora (2006) Abolish the death penalty in the name of corrections. Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute. September/October.

Kimora (2006). The relevance of Noam Chomsky’s book 9-11.  Advocate, September.

Kimora (2006) Power Point Presentation for James A. Fagin’s Second edition, 2006 of Criminal Justice.

Kimora (2006) Sexual addiction is a ‘secret’ disorder.  Advocate, May.

Kimora (2006) Using cognitive behavioral strategies with substance abusing clients with anti-social     personality disorders. In press.

Kimora (2006) Drug treatment centers need to become schools. Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice.  Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Kimora (2005). The importance of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice.  Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute. November/December.

Kimora (2005). Critical adjuncting. Advocate, November.

Kimora (2005). Cognitive skills aid clients at El Rio. Insights, Winter, 2005.  Garland, TX: Offender Preparation and Education Network, Inc. (OPEN, Inc.)

Kimora (2005). Commentary in A time to think, edited by R. Ross.

Kimora (2001). Professor’s work in prison system is a blessing to inmates.  Building our blessings. St. Paul, MN: Concordia. 

Kimora, Nuckles, C. & Pilling-Cormick, J. (2000).  Chapter 14: A validity study of the Self-Directed Learning Perception Scale (SDLPS). Self-Directed Learning and the Information Age.  Motorola University Press.

Kimora, Nuckles, C. & Pilling-Cormick, J. (2000).  Chapter 13: Profile component analysis of the Self-Directed Learning Perception Scale (SDLPS).  Self-Directed Learning and the Information Age. Motorola University Press.

Kimora (1998-1999). The need for cognitive skills training in correctional vocational education programming. Doctoral dissertation. Yearbook of Correctional Education, 1998-1999.  St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota and Correctional Educational Association.

Research

Member of Research Team
The Osborne Association
Goldman Sachs Social Bond Research
Rikers Island Jail
Three-year grant (2012-2015)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
United States Department of Justice
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Danbury Prison (prison for women), Danbury, CT
Wireless Connection, Brooklyn, NY
Literacy program for women in prison and their children
“Connecting through Literacy: Incarcerated parents, their children and caregivers”
(approval still as of July, 2012 pending with Federal Bureau of Prisons; John Jay College IRB has approved research;    funding is stalled until possible funds from the Second Chance Act)

California Department of Corrections
Mara Taylor, “Going out by Going In” (GOGI)
Recidivism study of incarcerated women in Lynwood Jail, Los Angeles, CA and incarcerated men and women in Davis County, Summit County and Wasatch County Jails near Salt Lake City, Utah
May, 2008-present

Head Researcher
“Breaking Barriers”, a cognitive skills program for inmates
Gordon Graham and Associates
Redmond, Oregon
April, 2003-present

Co-Researcher
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Collaboration with Jane Katz, Ed.D.
Department of Physical Education and Athletics
“The need for wellness programs at U.S. post-secondary campuses”
Approved research by IRB, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC
December, 2004

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice
“Important Procedures for the Assessment of Psychopathy”
Approved research by IRB, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC
December, 2004 (Article completed in September, 2005; article was published by Civic Research Institute, in November/December 2005 issue of “Community Corrections Report on Law and Corrections Practice”, Executive Editor, Todd R. Clear, Ph.D.)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice
“The need for cognitive skills education at drug treatment programs”
Approved research by IRB, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC
December, 2004 (Article completed December, 2004; article entitled “Cognitive skills aid clients at El Rio” was published by Offender Preparation and Education Network, Inc., in Winter, 2005 issue of “Insights”, Michael Archer, Marketing Manager.

The Osborne Association
El Rio
“The significance of the term “nigger” and related terms to criminal justice”
Approved research by IRB at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC and The Osborne Association, 2007

The Osborne Association
Youth and Family Services
“Family works”
175 Remsen Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fall, 2003-present

Self-Directed Learning Perception Scale (SDLPS)
Concordia University
St. Paul, MN
May, 1998-2000

MinnCore Case Study
MN Department of Corrections
St. Paul, MN
June, 1998-2001

Guidance Research, Inc.
CSAL Evaluation
Southgate Office Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55437
August-September, 1998

Research interest

-Educational empowerment

-Correctional education

-Cognitive skills training

-Education and mental illness

-Ethics in law and politics

-Social activism

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