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Jeanne Kimpel, Ph.D., Molloy University

Jeanne Kimpel, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Molloy University. She is also a Co-Director of the Dr. Joan Reidy Merlo Community Research Institute where her recent work has included evaluating a grant to serve the needs of at-risk youth in a local Long Island community. Dr. Kimpel has been teaching courses on racial disparities and inequality for seventeen years with the intent of providing students with critical thinking and research skills needed to investigate the mechanisms which have generated racial, ethnic and gender inequalities. Her scholarly work has included research in the area of residential segregation, social networks, and violence towards nurses in acute care psychiatric facilities. Her work contributes to scholarship in the areas of residential segregation, health disparities, and racial and gender inequality.