Kim Charbonneau

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Management / Criminal Justice Management Program Chair

Kimberly [dot] Charbonneau [at] nichols [dot] edu


  • BS, Justice Studies/Sociology, Rhode Island College
  • MS, Administration of Justice, Salve Regina University
  • MPA, (Master of Public Administration), University of Rhode Island


Professor Charbonneau brings her real-life experience to the Criminal Justice program in a number of areas including teaching in the classroom, mentoring, and preparing students for internship and job opportunities. She also is a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public commissioned in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

She enjoys researching issues relating to: Women and Incarceration; Police Officer Suicide; Women’s Leadership; Prison Design; and Correctional Leadership.

Professor Charbonneau teaches the following classes, depending on the semester:

  • Crime, Justice, and Society
  • American Corrections
  • Correctional Leadership
  • Criminal Law
  • Physical Security
  • Security Investigations
  • Sociology
  • Terrorism/Homeland Security
  • Women Who Kill
  • Professional Development Seminar (CJM seniors)
  • Senior Seminar
  • Learning to Lead

Industry Experience

  • Former Rhode Island Deputy Sheriff
  • Former Director of Training and Development, Wyatt Detention Facility
  • Former Investigator, RI Attorney General’s Office, Medicaid Fraud Division

Hobbies, Activities, etc.

In her free time, she is always outside, enjoying all that life has to offer! Wherever there is a challenging trail, she loves to ride her mountain bike that she calls “Ruby.”