Dr. Kimberly Collica-Cox is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice and Security Department with PACE University. She trains professionals in HIV- related issues in the NYS Metropolitan area and is the Director and co-founder of the Parenting, Prison & Pups Program, a joint partnership between Pace, The Good Dog Foundation, Metropolitan Correctional facility and the Westchester County Department of Correction.
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. and is a certified ACA (American Correctional Association) and PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Auditor. Dr. Collica has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, a M.Phil from the Graduate School and University Center, a MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, and a BA in Criminology from John Jay College. Her research has focused on female inmates, rehabilitation, reintegration issues, prison-based programming and female correctional executives.