. Kimora

. Kimora

Adjunct Full Professor
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University of Minnesota (Vocational & Technical Education)
University of Wisconsin (Theatre Arts)
University of Wisconsin (Communication Arts)
Lowthian College (Fashion Merchandising)


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.


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.

Kimora (in press). Methamphetamine abuse and treatment in rural America. In D. Phillips (Ed.), Rural crime.

Kimora (in press). Instructor’s Manual: Prison: Getting out by going in. Los Angeles:CA.

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

Taylor, Mara & Kimora (2008). Women in prison: women finding freedom. (Forward by Kimora). Los Angeles: CA.

Kimora and Michael Aman (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 (2007). Current issues in probation and parole. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. Volume 46.

Kimora (2007). “Prologue to violence: child abuse, dissociation and crime. Book review in D. Phillips’ Mental health issues in the criminal justice system. The Haworth Press, Inc.

Kimora (2007). Education enhances Sing Sing residents. Offender Preparation & Education Network, Inc. Garland, TX.

Kimora (2007). Book review: Prologue to violence: child abuse, dissociation and crime in Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.

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

Research interest

-Educational empowerment

-Correctional education

-Cognitive skills training

-Education and mental illness

-Ethics in law and politics

-Social activism

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