Kimberly Collica

Online Chair

School of Professional Studies


B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY)
M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
M.Phil., The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
Ph.D., The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Online Chair, School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College, 2012 – present
  • Faculty, Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, 2009 – present
  • Program Administration/Transitional Planning, Westchester County Department of Correction, Valhalla, NY, 2008 – 2009
  • Assistant Instructor, Department of Law and Police Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, January 2008 – July 2008

Presentations, Publications, and Research

  • Female Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs: How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives (Springer Publishing, New York, 2013)
  • “Surviving Incarceration: HIV Prison-Based Peer Programs Build Communities of Support for Female Offenders,” Deviant Behavior (Volume 31, Issue 4, 2010)
  • “The Prevalence of HIV Peer Programming in American Prisons: An Opportunity Wasted,” Journal of Correctional Health Care (Volume 13, Issue 4, 2007)
  • “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?” The Prison Journal (Volume 82, Issue 1, 2002)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Faculty of the Year Award for Outstanding Online Teaching in the School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College, 2010
  • Appreciation Certificate in recognition of valuable contributions and Services to Women from the Formerly Incarcerated Women of Taconic Correctional Facility program, 2010
  • Appreciation Award, Pre-Release Department, Westchester County Department of Correction, 2009
  • Scholarly Achievement Award for Notable Scholarly Achievement, Criminal Justice Doctoral Program, 2005 and 2006
  • Provost’s Doctoral Scholarship Award for Outstanding Scholarship, John Jay College, 2004
  • Arthur Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship Award, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • FBI Citizen Academy Alumni Foundation, 2007 – present
  • American Society of Criminology, 2007 – present
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2007 – present
  • The Ph.D. Alumni Association of the City of New York, 2006 – present
  • John Jay College Alumni Association, 2003 – present

Other Skills, Interests, and Activities

  • Training Consultant for AIDS-Related Community Services in Hawthorne, NY.

Press Room
Specialist Topics

Women and the Criminal Justice System, Transitional Programs for Inmates, Counseling for Inmates with HIV/AIDS

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