Monroe College is pleased to announce that criminal justice professor Kim Collica has been awarded the Arthur Niederhoffer Memorial Fellowship by the City University of New York. Professor Collica is the second Monroe criminal justice faculty to be so honored. Chairman William McDonald, Ph.D. received the prestigious honor in 1986.
“Professor Collica has a tremendous knowledge of the subject matter and is a brilliant teacher,” said Dr. McDonald. “Most important, she has a great rapport with students and in turn they love her classes.” A criminal justice doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, Professor Collica is a former HIV Program Coordinator with the New York State prison system and is currently a full-time member of the Monroe College faculty. In addition to her teaching duties, she manages two internship programs at the college.
Named for Arthur Niederhoffer, one of the most decorated members of the NYPD and one of the foremost intellectuals in criminal justice, the Niederhoffer Fellowship is awarded annually to one person as an acknowledgement of his/her place among the future leaders in the field. The candidates are limited to working criminal justice professionals who have outstanding academic credentials.