Kimberly Collica-Cox

Kimberly Collica-Cox

Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Criminal Justice and Security
NYC
1126
41 Park Row
| Office Hours: Mon, Wed 9:30am-10:30am,Mon, Wed 4:30pm-5:30pm,Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 4:30pm-5:30pm
Westchester
121N
Choate House
| Office Hours: Tue, Thu, Fri (by appointment)

Biography

Personal Quote

The more education our students have, the more successful they will become for themselves, their family and their surrounding communities.

Faculty Bio

Prior to teaching, Dr. Collica worked for a women's correctional facility in NYS coordinating an HIV prison-based peer education program and for a NY jail supervising their jail-based transitional services unit. She trains professionals in HIV- related issues in the NYS Metropolitan area. Dr. Collica has a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Criminal Justice from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York and a BA and MA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is a certified ACA and PREA auditor, as well as ASHI certified. Her Center, Collica-Cox Correctional Consulting, LLC, is an ASHI Training Center for CPR, First AID & AED (kimjail.wix.com/correctionconsulting ). Dr. Collica is the Director and lead instructor for the award winning, Parenting, Prison & Pups Program, a joint partnership between Pace University/Dyson College, Hudson Valley Paws With A Cause, the Metropolitan Correctional Center and the Westchester County Department of Correction. Please visit our program at: https://ppp.blogs.pace.edu/ or on our Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/Parentingprisonandpups/. Dr. Collica also teaches an "Inside-Out" type program at the Westchester Jail where Pace students take CRJ 242 with incarcerated men and women. She also oversees Puppies on the Block, a joint partnership for puppy fostering with the Westchester Jail and Heaven Can Wait. She is well published in the field of corrections. Dr. Collica-Cox is a National Jefferson Award Winner; the Jefferson Award is considered the Nobel Prize for public service.

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2021, The Book and Performance Completion Award Program
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Corrections Section, 2021, The John Howard Award (2020-2021 recipient)
  • MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center), 2019, Certificate of Appreciation for my contribution and support of the 2019 Parenting, Prison & Pups Program
  • Pace University, 2019, YES I Make It Happen Recognition Award
  • ACJS (Academy of the Criminal Justice Sciences) & Sage Publications, 2019, Ken Peak Innovations in Teaching Award
  • Jefferson Awards Foundation, 2018, Certificate of Excellence in Recognition of Outstanding Community Service
  • Jefferson Awards Foundation, 2018, Greatest Public Service by an Employee - Gold Medal
  • MCC, 2018, Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Contributions in Implementing the 2018 Parenting, Prison & Pups Program
  • Jefferson Awards Foundation, 2018, Jefferson Awards - Selected by the Jefferson Awards Board of Directors as the Pace representative for the Jefferson Awards Gala in Washington DC.
  • Jefferson Award, 2017, 2017-2018 Pace University Bronze Medal Jefferson Award, recognizing individuals for their public and volunteer service, and dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities
  • The Good Dog Foundation, 2017, Honored Recipient for exemplary work as Good Dog’s research partner on a study to assess how animal assisted therapy may help female prisoners reunite with their children
  • MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center), 2017, Recipient of the MCC NY Education Department’s Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Contributions in implementing the Inaugural Parenting, Prison & Pups Program
  • The Rotary Club of Elmsford, 2017, Recipient of the Certificate for Excellence for Lasting Contribution and Dedicated Services to the Community
  • MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center), 2017, Volunteer Appreciation Certificate in recognition of outstanding efforts and commitment to providing volunteer programs for the incarcerated
  • MCC (Metropolitan Correctional Center), 2017, Volunteer of the Year in recognition of continuous support and perseverance for working above and beyond for the incarcerated
  • The Lifer's Group/East Jersey State Prison, 2016, Appreciation and Dedication
  • Pace, 2015, Recipient of Pace's 3rd Annual Research Day Award
  • Criminal Justice Society, 2015, Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation in Honor of Outstanding Contributions to the Criminal Justice Society
  • Former Women of CARE/Taconic Correctional Facility, 2010, Appreciation Certificate
  • Former Women of CARE/Taconic Correctional Facility, 2010, Excellence Award
  • Westchester County Department of Correction - Transitional Services, 2009, Appreciation Award
  • John Jay College, 2006, Criminal Justice Doctoral Program’s Scholarly Achievement Award
  • John Jay College, 2005, Criminal Justice Doctoral Program’s Scholarly Achievement Award
  • John Jay College, 2004, Arthur Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship
  • John Jay College, 2004, Provost’s Doctoral Scholarship Award
  • ASC, 2003, ASC (American Society of Criminology) Division on Corrections and Sentencing Student Paper Competition Award
  • John Jay College, 1997, Alex Smith Award
  • John Jay College, 1996, Ida B. Wells-Barnett Women’s History Essay Writing Contest

Licensures and Certificates

  • OASIS (NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Naloxone Certified
  • ASHI - American Safety & Health Institute, CPR (Adult, Children, & Infants), First Aid and AED Instructor
  • ASHI - American Safety & Health Institute, CPR (Adult, Children, & Infants), First Aid and AED Training Center
  • Pathways, Parenting Inside-Out An evidence-based skills training program for incarcerated parents.
  • Department of Justice & The PREA Resource Center, PREA - Prison Rape & Elimination Act - Auditor
  • ACA, ACA - American Correctional Association - Auditor

Education

PhD, Graduate School and University Center/CUNY, New York, NY, 2006
Criminal Justice, specializing in Criminology and Deviance

M.Phil., Graduate School and University Center/CUNY, New York, NY, 2005
Criminal Justice

MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, 2003
Criminal Justice

BA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, 1997
Criminology

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Female offenders, prisoners, rehabilitation, reintegration, issues surrounding HIV prison-based peer programming and women correctional executives.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Fall 2019 Learning Community, “Strategies on Correction Administration”
2019. Straus Thinking and Learning Center$1,000.00. Funded.

Kenan Award 2018
2019. Pace University$800.00. Funded.

Parenting, Prison & Pups
2019. Anonymous$25,100.00. Funded.

• Faculty Assistants for Civic Engagement (FACES) (Fall 2019) ($300)
2019. Center for Community Action and Research/Pace University, Pace University, $300.00. Funded.

Fall 2018 Learning Community, “Strategies on Correction Administration”
September 2018. Straus Thinking and Learning Center$950.00. Funded.

Spring 2018 Learning Community
2018. Straus Thinking and Learning Center, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

Recipient of The Pforzheimer Faculty Development Grants focusing on Student Engagement
December 2017. The Pforzheimer's Honor's College, Pace University, $2,000.00. Funded.

Parenting, Prison & Pups
November 2017. Private Foundation (Prefers Anonymity), Private, $45,000.00. Funded.

Recipient of Pace’s 2017 Summer Student-Faculty Research Program
June 2017. Pace, Pace University, $750.00. Funded.

Scholarship Grant for Service
June 2017. Elmsford Rotary, Local, $1,000.00. Funded.

Scholarly Research Grant
April 2018 - March 2019. Pace University - New York, Pace University, $3,000.00. Funded.

Faces (Faculty Assistants for Civic Engagement) - Fall 2017 to Spring 2018
2017 - 2018. Center for Community Action and Research, Pace University, $600.00. Funded.

Scholarly Research Grant
November 2016 - November 2017. Pace University, $3,000.00. Funded.

Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
October 2016 - September 2017. $5,000.00. Funded.

Pericles Project Grant Fellowship
June 2016 - June 2017. Center for Community Action and Research , Pace, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

Learning Community and Civic Engagement Grant
June 2016 - June 2017. Dean's Office/Dyson, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

Spring 2017 Learning Community
January 2017 - May 2017. Straus Thinking and Learning Center, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

Kenan Award 2016
November 2016 - February 2017. Pace University, $1,300.00. Funded.

Kenan Award
May 2016 - May 2016. Pace University - New York, Pace University, $1,450.00. Funded.

Kenan Grant
March 2015 - March 2015. Pace University - New York, Pace University, $850.00. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

CRJ 150: Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 242: Crime and Public Policy
CRJ 251: Introduction to Corrections
CRJ 296: Women & the Criminal Jstc Sys
CRJ 315: Rsrch Perspectives in CRJ
CRJ 331: Strategies in Corrections Admn
CRJ 391: Internship-Criminal Justice I
CRJ 391: Intrnshp in Criminal Justice I
CRJ 392: Internship in Crmnl Justice II
CRJ 392: Internship-Criminal Justice II
CRJ 412: Integrity Issues in CRJ

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Coping with Depression, Anxiety & Stress: The Healing Effects of a Jail-Based Trauma Sensitive Yoga Program
(2023). Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Doing Time For A Parent’s Crime: When the Children of Incarcerated Parents Become the Collateral Consequences in Arrest and Sentencing.
(2023). Corrections Today. Vol 85 (Issue 2) , pages 34-41.

It’s the Power of Zoom Part 2: The Continuity of Jail-Based Educational Services for the Newly Released.
(2023). American Jails. Vol 36 (Issue 6) , pages 8-12. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/366712789_The_Power_of_Zoom_Part_2_The_Continuity_of_Jail-Based_Educational_Services_for_the_Newly_Released_American_Jails_36_6_8-12

Women Corrections Executives: The Keys to Reaching the Top
(2023). Women Corrections Executives: The Keys to Reaching the Top.Maryland : Lexington. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=lang_en&id=qGO8EAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&ots=YYpmyLM3__&sig=cO2wiVNW9ywYv559gpI0e_3fFzw#v=onepage&q&f=false

When parents are locked up, how about the kids?: Maternal Incarceration and Maintaining the Ties of Family.
(2023, March). https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-when-parents-are-locked-up-how-about-the-kids-20230321-4mq4io5wcvb77m2rhpkjllheqa-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3Lh4W8RCwKrqg2Eqkh78FYHPhzq06yApLjZWIR2_ftiMlxMfDvSy8aKpo

Dogs as therapeutic Partners not Therapeutic Tools: Ethical Considerations for AAT in the Correctional Setting
(2021). Social Science Journal. Vol 10 (Issue 11) https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/10/11/432

When Dogs Make the Difference: Jail-Based Parenting With and Without Animal- Assisted Therapy
(2021). Criminal Justice Policy Review. Vol 33 (Issue 6) , pages 608-638.

When ‘Inside-Out’ Goes ‘Upside-Down’: Teaching Students in a Jail Environment During the COVID Pandemic and Implications for the Use of Correctional Technology Post-Pandemic
(2021). Journal of Prison Education & Reentry. Vol 7 (Issue 1) , pages 50-69.

To Zoom or Not To Zoom: The Use of Technology to Further Educational Goals in the Correctional Setting During a Pandemic and Beyond
(2021, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Corrections Today. Vol 83 (Issue 5) , pages 36-45..

Can Rikers Be Saved? The city jail’s complex on Rikers Island is in crisis, but reforms can stanch the bleeding
(2021, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). https://www.city-journal.org/can-rikers-be-saved

Do as I Say and Not What I Do: Do HIV Prison-Based Peer Educators Practice What They Preach?
Journal of Correctional Health Care. Vol 27 (Issue 4) https://doi.org/10.1089/jchc.19.10.0080

Having It All? Strategies of Women Corrections Executives to Maintain a Work-Life Balance
(2021, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Corrections - Policy, Practice and research.

A Case Study of The Westchester County New York’s Jail Response to COVID-19: Controlling COVID While Balancing Service Needs for the Incarcerated- A National Model for Jails
(2020). Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice..

A Token for Your Thoughts? Perceptions of Tokenism Among Female Corrections Executives
(2020). Criminal Justice Review.

Civic Engagement for the Future Criminal Justice Professional: Serving the Underserved in a Correctional Setting
(2020). Journal of Community Engagement & Scholarship. Vol 12 (Issue 2) , pages 10-21.

Book Review [Review of the book Mothering and Desistance in Reentry, by Michalsen, V.],
(2019).

Doing Gender in the Joint: Perceptions of Being an Effective Woman Leader in CorrectionsWhen
(2019). Women & Criminal Justice. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08974454.2019.1586028?journalCode=wwcj20

Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming For Women: A Case Study of Parenting, Prison & Pups- 'Waiting To Let The Dogs In'
(2019). Journal of Prison Education and Reentry. Vol 5 (Issue 2) , pages 101-119. https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jper/vol5/iss2/4/

Innovations in Teaching
(2019). https://sagepub.uberflip.com/i/1176636-sage-cj-link/3?

Parenting From a County Jail: Parenting From Beyond the Bars
(2019). Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Vol 40 (Issue 7) , pages 593-604.

Why Choose Criminal Justice: Is the CSI Effect to Blame?
(2019). International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Vol 63 (Issue 11) , pages 2069-2099. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0306624X19834414

Will bail reform fail addicts?
(2019). , pages 20.

Women Wardens and Correction Executives: Paths to Leadership.
(2019). Corrections: Policy, Practice & Research. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages 89-111. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23774657.2017.1389317

Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison-Based Civilian Staff in Creating Opportunities to Cultivate Prosocial Behaviors (first printed online 2016).
(2018). Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Vol 62 (Issue 2) , pages 524-550.. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0306624X16650680#articleCitationDownloadContainer

Impossible Until It’s Done: PREA Accreditation in Westchester County
(2018). American Jails. Vol 31 (Issue 6) , pages 8-14.

Of All the Joints, She Walks Into This One: Women Executives’ Motivations to Enter Corrections
(2018). The Prison Journal. Vol 98 (Issue 5) , pages 1-27. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0032885518793952?journalCode=tpjd

Parenting, prison & pups: Parenting with a purpose
(2018). Corrections Today. Vol 80 (Issue 3) , pages 24-30, 110.

Inmate HIV Peer Educators as Wounded Healers: When You Take the Woman out of the Prison, You Don’t Need to Take the Prison Out of the Woman
(2018, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). The Prison Service Journal. Vol 238 , pages 28-38. https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/publications/psj/prison-service-journal-238

Parenting, Prison & Pups
(2017, June). https://www.crimcast.tv/crimcast/2017/6/2/parenting-prisons-and-pups

Why Retribution Matters: Progression not Regression
(2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Theory in Action. Vol 10 (Issue 2) , pages 41-57. https://transformativestudies.org/wp-content/uploads/10.3798tia.1937-0237.1710.pdf

PREA Final Accreditation Report
(2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)).

All Aboard the Desistance Line: First Stop, Producing Prosocial Prison Attachments Within an HIV Prison-Based Peer Program
Journal of Prison Education and Reentry. Vol 3 (Issue 2) , pages 67-91. https://jper.uib.no/index.php/jper/article/view/1001/963

Changes in the C-Suite: A New Study Defines Executive Women’s Growing Presence in Corrections
(2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Corrections Today. Vol 78 (Issue 4) , pages 58-63.

The Criminalization of Health Care
(2015, August). Society. Vol 52 (Issue 4) , pages 309-315. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12115-015-9906-2

Counting Down: HIV Prison-Based Peer Education Programs and Their Connection to Reduced Disciplinary Infractions
(2014). Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Vol 58 (Issue 8) , pages 931-952. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0306624X13490660

Female Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs: How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives
(2013). Female Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs: How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives.NY : Springer. https://www.amazon.com/Female-Prisoners-AIDS-Peer-Programs/dp/1461451094/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515164708&sr=1-1&keywords=Female+Prisoners%2C+AIDS%2C+and+Peer+Programs%3A+How+Female+Offenders+Transform+Their+Lives

Crime and Society
(2012). https://www.vitalsource.com/products/crime-and-society-kimberly-collica-gennifer-v9781621782957?duration=perpetual&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4bzSBRDOARIsAHJ1UO7qP74uKC0cp7CGM7V4dCSuRAqU81LMDHRkJ0plFdisxA4ww24pjYMaAt8CEALw_wcB

Court Officer Exam
(2011). https://www.amazon.com/Court-Officer-Exam-Learning-Express/dp/1576857867/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515164913&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=court+officer+exam+and+collica

State Trooper Exam
(2010).

Surviving Incarceration: HIV Prison-Based Peer Programs Build Communities of Support for Female Offenders
(2010). Deviant Behavior. Vol 31 (Issue 4) , pages 303-313. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01639620903004812

Social Sciences Glossary
(2009). https://www.amazon.com/SAGE-Glossary-Social-Behavioral-Sciences/dp/1412951437

Corrections Officer Exam, 3rd Edition
(2008). https://www.amazon.com/Corrections-Officer-Learning-LearningExpress-2008-09-18/dp/B01JXR4MO0/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515165192&sr=1-2&keywords=corrections+officer+exam+and+learning+express

The Prevalence of HIV Peer Programming in American Prisons: An Opportunity Wasted
(2007). Journal of Correctional Health Care. Vol 13 (Issue 4) , pages 278-288. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1078345807306865

Federal Witness Protection Programs
(2005). , pages 675-677. https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Law-Enforcement-Vol-Set/dp/0761926496/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515165277&sr=1-1&keywords=encyclopedia+of+law+enforcement+sullivan

State Witness and Victim Protection Programs
(2005). , pages 440-442. https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Law-Enforcement-Vol-Set/dp/0761926496/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515165277&sr=1-1&keywords=encyclopedia+of+law+enforcement+sullivan

Levels of Knowledge and Risk Perceptions about HIV/AIDS Among Female Inmates in New York State: Can Prison-Based HIV Programs Set The Stage for Behavior Change?
(2002). The Prison Journal. Vol 82 (Issue 1) , pages 101-123. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/003288550208200107

Presentations

Women Corrections Executives – The Keys to Reaching The Top
(2023, November). American Society of Criminology. ASC

Going Upside Down with Inside-Out: Using Zoom to Increase Carceral Programming
(2023, November). Inside-Out 25th Anniversary Conference. Inside-Out National Prison Exchange Program,

Coping With Depression, Anxiety & Stress: The Healing Effects of a Jail-Based Trauma Sensitive Yoga Program
(2023, November 16). American Society of Criminology. ASC,

Women Corrections Executives – The Keys to Reaching The Top
(2023, October 9). Working Women in Corrections & Juvenile Justice (WWICJJ) National Conference. WWICJJ,

Women Corrections Executives – The Keys to Reaching The Top
(2023, October 7). The Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) National Conference. AWEC,

• When ‘Inside-Out’ Goes ‘Upside-Down’: Teaching Students in a Jail Environment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(2022, March 19). Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences . ACJS,

Your Dog as a Therapeutic Partner, not a Therapeutic Tool: Ethical Considerations for AAT in the Correctional Setting
(2021, November 3). Texas Association of Criminal Justice Education Annual Conference. TACJE,

When the Corrections System Actually Rehabilitates
(2021, October 22). CJEANYS Annual Conference. Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York

Your Dog as a Therapeutic Partner, not a Therapeutic Tool: Ethical Considerations for AAT in the Correctional Setting
(2021, September). AACS Annual Conference. Association for Applied Clinical Sociology

The Academic Practitioner: An Overview of my Work in Corrections - John Howard Award Recipient
(2021, April). ACJS Corrections Section. ACJS

Jail-Based Services During COVID and Beyond: Maintaining Program Integrity
(2021, April). Future of Work Conference. Pace University,

When ‘Inside-Out’ Goes ‘Upside Down’: Teaching Students in a Jail Environment During the COVID Pandemic
(2021, February 20). Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference. ESS

Reflections for Tenure and Promotion
(2021, February 19). TAP Information Workshop. Pace University

COVID and Incarceration
(2020, October). COVID and Incarceration. Sing Sing Prison Museum

When You Can’t Have It All At The same Time: Women Corrections Executives and Work-Life Balance
(2020, October). The Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) Conference. AACS

Community Engaged Learning in NYC: Connecting Teaching and Scholarship with Criminal Justice
(2020, March). Inaugural Symposium on Community Engaged Learning. Fordham University,

Carceral Dog Training Programs: Practical Applications
(2020, February 28). Eastern Sociological Society. ESS,

A Token For Your Thoughts? – Perceptions of Tokenism Among Female Corrections Executives
(2020, February 27). Eastern Sociological Society. ESS,

"Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming for Women”.
(2019). CHP 270 - Palliative Care . College of Health professions,

The Desire to Study Criminal Justice: Is the CSI Effect to Blame
(2019). The Southwest Association of Criminal Justice. SWACJ,

Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming: An Overview of Parenting Prison & Pups & AAT
(2019, September). Pace University. Pleasantville.

Parenting, Prison & Pups: An Overview
(2019, August 8). Presentation for Congresswoman Meng. Westchester County Department of Correction & Pace University,

Criminal Justice HIPsters and Parenting, Prison & Pups: Civic Engagement as a Best practice
(2019, March). Best Practices Conferences: High Impact Practices. Pace University,

Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming: An Overview of Parenting Prison & Pups
(2018, December). The Good Dog Foundation - Good Dog Handler training. The Good Dog Foundation,

Implementing & Evaluating Prison-Based Animal Programs in Jails
(2018). Eastern Sociological Association. ESS,

Doing Gender in the Joint: Perceptions of Being an Effective Woman Leader in Corrections
(2018). Eastern Sociological Society. ESS,

Parenting From A County Jail: Parenting From Beyond the Bars
(2018, October 18). Southwest Association of Criminal Justice. SWACJ,

The Pace Path to retentin Success: Student-Faculty Engagement Outside of the Classroom
(2018, June 15). Retention Conference. Pace University,

Prisoner Parenting: Parenting From a Federal Jail
(2018, May). Faculty-Student Research Day. Pace University,

Civic Engagement for The Future Criminal Justice Professional: Serving the Underserved in a Correctional Setting
(2018, May). Pace’s University Faculty Conference. Pace University,

It’s About the Students: The Criminal Justice Department’s Pace Path
(2018, May). Pace’s University Faculty Conference. Pace University,

Parenting From a County Jail: Parenting From Beyond the Bars
(2018, May). Student and Faculty Research Day. Pace University,

Female Incarceration & Programming: Invaluable or Ineffective?
(2018, March). PARC - Pace Active Retirement Community. Pace University,

Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming: An Overview of Parenting Prison & Pups
(2017, November). Presentation for Mental Health Professionals. The Good Dog Foundation

Community Conversations: Criminal Justice, Yesterday and Today (Panel)
(2017, October). Community Conversations: Criminal Justice, Yesterday and Today. The Westchester Library System and the Sing Sing Prison Museum,

Parenting, Prison and Pups: Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Facilitate Family Reunification Between Female Inmates and Their Children
(2017, October). Faculty Teaching and Research Showcase. Pace University,

Implementing and Studying Successful Jail-Based Programming: A Case Study of Parenting Prison & Pups
(2017, October). Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice . SWACJ,

Parenting, Prison & Pups
(2017, May). A Partnership between Pace, the Good Dog Foundation, Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) and the Westchester County Department of Correction (WCDOC),

Careers Based on Crime Dramas: The CSI Effect and Criminal Justice Students
(2017, May). Student and Faculty Research & Scholarship Day. Pace University,

Civic Engagement Within Corrections: The Creation of the Caring Professional
(2017, May 18). Faculty Institute. Pace University,

Parenting, Prison & Pups
(2017, April). The Rotary Club. Elmsford Rotary

Inmate HIV Peer Educators as Wounded Healers: When You Take the Woman out of the Prison, You Don’t Need to Take the Prison Out of the Woman
(2017, February 26). Eastern Sociological Association. ESS,

Of All the Joints She Walks Into this One: Women Executives' Career Paths to Corrections Management
(2016, November). American Society of Criminology. New Orleans.

Women Functioning in Leadership/Administrative Positions
(2016, November). American Society of Criminology. New Orleans.

Prison, Parenting and Pups
(2016, November). Barney's Bash. Good Dog Foundation,

Life is A Journey
(2016, October 19). Edward J. Mortola Heritage Society. Pace University,

Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison- Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors
(2016, May). Pace University’s Student and Faculty Research & Scholarship Day. Pleasantville.

Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison- Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors
(2016, April). Annual Meeting for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences . Denver.

All Aboard the Conformity Line: First Stop, An Opportunity to Create Bonds of Attachment Between Female Inmates Working in an HIV Prison-Based Peer Program
(2016, April). Eastern Sociological Association (ESS). Boston, MA.

Female Offenders, HIV Peer Programs and Attachment: The Importance of Prison- Based Civilian Staff in Cultivating Prosocial Behaviors
(2016, April). Pace University’s Dyson Research Day. Manhattan.

All Aboard the Conformity Line: First Stop, the Bond of Peer Attachment
(2015, April). Pace University’s Research & Scholarship Day . .

“The Criminalization of Healthcare: Democrats as Dictators and Violators as Iniquitous Ills
(2015, March). Academy of the Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference. ACJS,

Careers in Corrections
(2015, February 25). Criminal Justice Society. Pace University - New York

Prison-Based Educational Programming: Ineffectual or Invaluable?
(2015, February 25). Incarceration and Illiteracy Week . Omega Phi Beta Sorority,

As The Key Turns
(2014, September 27). Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) Annual Meeting. AWEC,

Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA Upon Community Reentry
(2014, July 17). HVCS. Hudson Valley Community Services,

Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional settings to the Community
(2014, July 10). HCVS. Hudson Valley Community Services,

Pedagogy and Technology
(2012, November). American Society of Criminology. ASC,

Counting Down: HIV Prison-Based Peer Education Programs and Their Connection to Reduced Disciplinary Infractions
(2011, November). American Society of Criminology. ASC,

Why Retribution Matters: Progression not Regression
(2010, November). American Society of Criminology. ASC,

Surviving Incarceration: The New Pseudo Family for Female Offenders
(2007, November). American Society of Criminology. ASC,

The Prevalence of HIV Prison-Based Peer Programming in American Correctional Facilities: Another Opportunity Wasted
(2006, November). American Society of Criminology. ASC,

Women in Policing: Traditionally Invisible but Always Invaluable - The Effects of History and Gender Misconceptions on Law Enforcement
(2006, April). St. Lucian Royal Police Department. St. Lucian Royal Police Department,

Transitions that Transcend Criminal Trajectories – A Study on the Effects of HIV Prison- Based Peer Education Programs on NYS Female Peers
(2005, November). American Society of Criminology. ASC,

HIV Prison-Based Peer Programming
(2004, March). Doctoral Program . Indiana University of Pennsylvania ,

The Implementation and Maintenance of Prison-based Peer Programming
(2003, October). Inside-Out: New Directions for Integrating Services for the Incarcerated and their Families. Inside Out,

Breaking the Walls of Silence: Implementing and Maintaining Prison-Based Programming
(2002, June). National Roundtable on Women in Prison Conference. Columbia University,

Are College Women Feminists? A Fine Line Between Attitudes and Labeling
(1996, October). Annual Conference on Criminal Justice Education. John Jay College,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Women Executives in Corrections [Member]
  • Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State
  • New York’s Criminal Justice Research Consortium [Member]
  • American Jail Association [Member]
  • Eastern Sociological Society [Member]
  • Alpha Phi Sigma [Chapter Adviser]
  • Council on Undergraduate Research [Member]
  • American Correctional Association
  • FBI's Citizen Academy Alumni Foundation
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Ph.D. Alumni Association of the City of NY
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice Alumni Association

Department Service

  • Assessment Coordinator [Committee Chair]
  • National Criminal Justice Honors Society Alpha Phi Sigma [Faculty Advisor]
  • Criminal Justice Society [Faculty Advisor]

College Service

  • Puppies on the Block Puppies on the Block [Other]
  • Inside-Out Inside-Out [Other]
  • Dyson Sabbatical Leave Committee Dyson Sabbatical Leave Committee [Attendee, Meeting]
  • Director, Parenting, Prison and Pups Director, Parenting, Prison and Pups [Other]

University Service

  • Grievance Committee [Chairperson]
  • Opportunitas Awards Committee
  • Jefferson Awards Nomination Review Committee [Committee Member]
  • Thesis adviser for the Honor’s College for Criminal Justice Students [Faculty Mentor]

Professional Service

Puppies on the Block [Program Coordinator]
Westchester County Corrections Advisory Board [Officer, Vice President]
Inside-Out [Program Organizer]
Parenting, Prison & Pups [Director]
Peer Reviewed Journals [Reviewer, Journal Article]
Lifer's Group - East Jersey State Prison [Volunteer]
Westchester County Corrections Advisory Board [Officer, Vice President]