Kimberly Davidson

Kimberly Davidson
518 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802

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Biography:

Kim Davidson is a doctoral candidate in the department of Criminology at Penn State University. Her research interests include prison programming, substance use treatment, and prisoner reentry. Kim has assisted in collecting survey data in prisons as part of the Prison Inmate Network Study (PINS) and the Therapeutic Community Prison Inmate Network Study (TC-PINS). She has conducted qualitative interviews for the Reentry Prison Network Study (R-PINS) and the Therapeutic Community Reentry Prison Network Study (TCR-PINS). Kim’s dissertation research is focused on the reentry experiences of ex-inmates who have a history of substance use disorders, with an emphasis on their prior and current experiences in treatment programs.

Kim received her M.A. in Criminology from Penn State University and her B.M. in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas. Prior to coming to Penn State, she worked with individuals in halfway houses, substance use rehabilitation programs, sex offender treatment programs, and individuals with mental health diagnoses as a board certified music therapist.