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Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis

Founder of 365 Diversity, Salem College

Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is an activist, sociologist and criminologist, educator, and researcher. As founder of 365 Diversity, Dr. Dennis helps change policies and practices, curriculum and courses, and evaluations and assessments for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses, human resources offices, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and communities. Emphasis is placed on supporting and protecting people with underserved and minoritized identities and experiences. A range of demographics and cultures captured include race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, language and communication, mental health, physical health, self-harm and suicide, disability, reproductive health and freedom, and sexual health and freedom.

Born and raised in the city of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Dennis lived in North Carolina to attain the doctorate and as college faculty. Dr. Dennis now lives in the city of Baltimore, Maryland and connects with local, national, and international communities, schools, businesses, and organizations.

Services provided are listed on the 365 Diversity website and include curriculum change sessions, policy change sessions, and health equity sessions.


  • 2017–present
    Associate professor, Sociology and Criminal Studies
  • 2011–present
    Creator and Coordinator of Criminal Studies, Sociology and Criminal Studies
  • 2010–2017
    Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Studies