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 Kimberly A. DeTardo-Bora, Ph.D.
 Professor & Program Director

Smith Hall 736

Dr. DeTardo-Bora started full-time teaching in 1999 at Wheeling Jesuit University and has been serving the Marshall University community since 2004. She has taught over 18 different courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Her areas of concentration include: action research, criminological theory, research methods, juvenile justice, corrections, and women and the criminal justice system. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. DeTardo-Bora also serves as Program Director of Criminal Justice & Criminology and Director of Graduate Studies for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program at Marshall. She resides with her husband, Dr. Dru Bora, and their daughter, Asha.




Ph.D., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

B.A., Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH


Scholarly Activity


Dr. DeTardo-Bora has contributed to the research literature with publications about campus security webpages, domestic violence, and action research. She has received four grants related to court appointed special advocate programs, domestic violence programs, weed and seed program evaluation, and housing authority programs totaling $60,000. A book on the West Virginia Criminal Justice System with co-authors, Dr. Dru Bora and Dr. Sam Dameron is forthcoming. Last, she has presented at over twelve national criminal justice conferences and three state conferences.



  • Marshall University, John and Frances Rucker Graduate Advisor of the Year, 2011-2012

  • Marshall University, College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher, 2006-2007

  • Marshall University, Pickens Queen Teaching Award, 2005-2006

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Deanís Award for Outstanding Commitment to Sponsored Research, May 2000

Updated: August 19, 2014


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