Kimberly McCabe, PhD

Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology and Criminology

Degrees/Certifications

  • PhD - University of South Carolina, Sociology, 1996
  • MCJ - University of South Carolina, Criminal Justice, 1990
  • BA - Virginia Tech, Math Education, 1987

Experience/Background

Academic Appointments:

  • July 2005-present: Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynchburg College
  • May 2006-present: Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Lynchburg College
  • August 2001-May 2006: Associate Professor, Program of Sociology, Lynchburg College
  • August 1996-August 2001: Assistant Professor, College of Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
  • July 1991-August 1996: Instructor, College of Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina

Professional Appointments:

  • September 1994-June 2001: Director, Law Enforcement Census Office, College of Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
  • July 1991-September 1994: Director, College of Criminal Justice Computer Lab, College of Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
  • June 1999-August 2001: Governing Counsel Member, South Carolina State Accreditation Process for Law Enforcement
  • October 1995-May 1999: Administrator, South Carolina State Accreditation Process for Law Enforcement

Professional Service:

  • September 2004-present: Member, Bedford County Library Foundation
  • May 2003-June 2005: Member, Bedford Virginia Regional Library Board
  • 2002 - Present: Grants Evaluator, U.S. Department of Education. Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiatives and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Consultation:

Consultant to federal, state, and local agencies in the United States for design, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice and public safety programs, strategic planning, recruitment, and problem-solving.

Expert Witness:

Expert witness in law enforcement policies and procedures, child abuse, school violence, human trafficking and equity/parity/discrimination of employment in criminal justice and public safety agencies.

Special Education:

  • March 2004: Oxford University (faculty roundtable representative), Oriel College, Oxford, England
  • Summer 1997: University of Michigan (faculty fellowship), Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, ICPSR Workshop on Longitudinal Data and Analysis
  • Summer 1996: University of Michigan (post-doctoral fellowship), Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, ICPSR Workshop on Analysis of Discrete Data from Complex Designs
  • Summer 1995: University of Michigan (student fellowship), Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, ICPSR Workshop on Quantitative Analysis of Crime and Criminal Justice

Professional/ Research Interests:

  • Research methods with special emphasis on quantitative evaluation of criminal justice and public safety programs
  • Police policies and procedures
  • Child and elder victimization
  • School violence
  • Trafficking of persons

Publications (Selected)

  • 2010. Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective. MD: Lexington Books (w/S. Manian)
  • 2008. The Trafficking of Persons: National & International Responses. N.Y.: Peter Lang Publishing
  • 2005. School Violence, the Media, and Criminal Justice Responses. N.Y.: Peter Lang Publishing. (w/ G. Martin)
  • 2003. Child Abuse and the Criminal Justice System. N.Y.: Peter Lang Publishing

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honor Society), August 2002 – Present
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, August 1993 - Present
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association, September 1993 – Present
  • American Society of Criminology, August 1994 - Present
  • Southern Sociology Society, October 2001 – Present
Phone: 
434.544.8129
Email: 
mccabe@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 313