College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Kimberly Baker

  • Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Criminology

    Faculty - Associate Professor of Criminology


    PhD - University of Texas at Austin (Sociology)

    MA - New School for Social Research (Sociology)

    MTS - Vanderbilt Divinity School (Historical and Critical Theories of Religion)

    BA - Texas Christian University (Sociology)

    Courses Taught

    SOC 2010 - Research Methods

    CRIM 2232 - Juvenile Justice

    CRIM 3225 - Criminal Court System

    CRIM 4369 - Drugs, Crime, and Society

    Research Interests

    Law and society, drug policy, addiction and recovery, and reality television

    Selected Publications

    Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle, Kristin Y. Mack, and Kimberly M. Baker. (2017) “Comparing Demographic Factors, Background Characteristics, and Workplace Perceptions as Predictors of Burnout among Community Corrections Officers.” Criminal Justice and Behavior.44(2): 205-225.

    Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle, Kristin Y. Mack, and Kimberly M. Baker. (2016) “Secondary Trauma among Community Corrections Staff: An Exploratory Study.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 55(5): 293-307.

    Baker, Kimberly M. (2016)“‘I’m going to shut down all of your tricks’: Depictions of Treatment Professionals in Addiction Entertainment.”Substance Use and Misuse 51(4): 489-497. 

    Baker, Kimberly M. (2016) “Peer Review as a Strategy for Improving Students’ Writing Process.” Active Learning in Higher Education 17(3): 179-192.

    Baker, Kimberly M. (2012). “Decision Making in a Hybrid Organization: A Case Study of a Southwestern Drug Court Treatment Program.” Law and Social Inquiry, 38(1): 27-54.

    Sweet, Steven and Kimberly M. Baker. (2011). “Who Have The Advantages in My Intended Career? Engaging Students in the Identification of Gender and Racial Inequalities” Teaching Sociology, 39 (1): 1-15.

    Mary Rose, Shari Seidman Diamond and Kimberly M. Baker.(2010). "Goffman on the Jury: Real Jurors’ Attentions to the ‘Off-Stage’ of Trials." Law and Human Behavior, 34(4): 310-323.