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Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Studies; Creator and Coordinator of Criminal Studies Program, Salem College

Kimya N. Dennis, Ph.D., sociology, criminology, criminal justice

Dr. Kimya N. Dennis is a consultant, speaker, community advocate, educator, and researcher working with organizations and community members about mental health, suicide and suicidal self-harm, reproductive freedom, and childfree-by-choice. This captures demographic and cultural variance, legality and criminality, criminal justice system, gender identity, sexual identity, and race and ethnicity. The general population is reached through this work with emphasis on under-served individuals, communities, and cultures.


  • 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