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Dr. Kimberly S. Dickman

Assistant Professor

Center for Character and Leadership Development

Kimberly S. Dickman
Contact Information

(719) 333-0932

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Bio

Dr. Kimberly S. Dickman serves as an assistant professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD), where she leads the Healthy Relationship Education branch of the Development Division in the Center. CCLD’s mission is to advance the understanding, scholarship, practice, and integration of character and leadership development, resulting in cadets and permanent party prepared for service to the nation.

Dr. Dickman is a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified educator. She began her work in education for the Department of Defense in 1991. During her 20+ years of civilian service she has performed at the Wing and Headquarters Air Force level before coming to USAFA. Of note is her work in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program where she focused on education, analysis, and prevention science. Her extensive experience allows her to serve at USAFA as faculty and lead in topics such as healthy relationships, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, prevention science, human sexuality, and leadership development.

Dr. Dickman is widely recognized and is frequently requested to present across the DoD and on a national scale.

Education

Bachelor of Arts degrees (Psychology with science emphasis), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. (1989)

Master of Arts degree (Educational Psychology), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. (1991)

Master of Science (Mental Health Counseling), Texas A&M Central Campus, Killeen, Texas (1998)

Doctorate in Education (Educational Leadership), Argosy University, Honolulu, Hawaii (2011)

Post Doctorate Studies (Human Sexuality and Relationships), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. (2015)

Professional Experience

DoDEA School Teacher; Seoul American High School, Seoul, Korea (August 1991 – May 1996)

Adjunct Faculty (Psychology), Central Texas Collage, Killeen, Texas (August 1996 – June 1998)

Mental Health Counselor, Intern, Darnell Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas (October 1996 – June 1998)

Mental Health Counselor, Turning Points Center, Fort Collins, Colo (August 1998 – May 2000)

Adjunct Faculty (Psychology), Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colo. (August 1998 – May 2000)

Mental Health Counselor, Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Mont. (August 2000 – June 2002)

Lead School Counselor, Misawa High School, Misawa AFB, Misawa, Japan (August 2002 – June 2005)

School Counselor, Anderson Elementary, Anderson AFB, Yigo, Guam (June 2005 – June 2007)

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom (July 2007 – August 2009)

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom (August 2009 – August 2011)

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Fort Meade, Maryland (August 2011 – October 2013)

Director Training & Development, Headquarters AF, Pentagon, Washington D.C. (October 2013 – July 2015)

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Analyst, US Air Force Academy, Colo. (July 2015 – July 2019)

Assistant Professor, Center for Character and Leadership Development, US Air Force Academy, Colo. (July 2019 – Present)

Honors & Awards

USAFA Academy Educator of the Year for CCLD, 2020

USAF Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, 2015

Vice Chief of Staff Civilian of the Year (Cat II), 2014

USAF Civilian recipient General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award, 2012

USAF A1 in Wing Specialist of the Year for 2009

USAFE Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program of the Year for 2009

501 CSW Civilian of the Year (Cat II), 2009

Research and Scholarly Interests

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – Montana

Department of Defense Certified Educator – Secondary Education

Dare to Lead Facilitator

Emotional Intelligence Certified Facilitator

True Colors Facilitator

Human Performance Institute Corporate Athlete Facilitator

Arbinger Mindset Facilitator

Publications

Inside Higher Education June 2019

Sexual Harassment Handbook (contributor) March 2020