Dr. Kimberly A. DeTardo-Bora,
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice





B.A. (Psychology), Bowling Green State University
M.A. (Criminology), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. (Criminology), Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Dr. DeTardo-Bora is a criminologist who has been teaching full-time since 1999. Since joining the Marshall University community in 2004, her research contributions have pertained to campus security webpages, domestic violence, media depictions of criminal justice professional women, and action research. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has received grant funding totaling $60,000 for program evaluation projects related to court appointed special advocates, domestic violence, the weed and seed federal initiative, and housing authority programs. In addition, she has presented at numerous national and state criminal justice conferences.


Dr. DeTardo-Bora has taught over 18 different courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs, some of which include: Criminological Theory and Advanced Criminological Theory, Research Methods, Juvenile Justice, Introduction to Corrections, Community-based Corrections, Correctional Administration, Law and Social Control, Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Criminal Justice, and Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Crime. She was the recipient of the Marshall University College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher (2006-2007) and the Marshall University Pickens Queen Teaching Award (2005-2006).


Service and Outreach
Currently, Dr. DeTardo-Bora serves as co-advisor for the Omega Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice national honor society. At Marshall she is a member of the Women’s Studies Advisory committee, Writing Across the Curriculum Steering committee, and a member of the COLA Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference committee. Regionally, she was past president of the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association in 2005. In addition, she is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


Contact Info
telephone: (304) 696-3084
email: detardobora@marshall.edu
website: http://www.marshall.edu/criminal-justice/detardobora.htm