Behind It All.


Kimberlie Massnick, PhD

Dr. Kimberlie Massnick’s fascination with criminal justice started during a college psychology lecture on serial killers. That single lesson turned into an extensive career as a criminologist who specializes in sexual offenders and serial killers.

As an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Indian River State College, Dr. Massnick believes that learning needs to get out of the classroom and into real life situations. Her teaching styles include staged crimes scenes instead of traditional exams, assisting in law enforcement searches, and participating in community opportunities involving the homeless, addicted and juveniles in need. To be a great educator, she believes one must never stop learning. 

To support her “one must never stop learning” mentality, Dr. Massnick is also a Public Defense Investigator in Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit, active in many community service organizations, student and faculty mentor, researcher, and adventurer of all things unusual.  

  • Founded the Pi Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society

  • Founder of the Institute for Cold Case Investigation, 2018

  • Inaugural speaker at CrimeCon 2017, Indianapolis

  • Presented at CrimeCon 2018, Nashville

  • Presented at CrimeCon 2019, New Orleans

  • Founder and Co-Host of the Murder and Mysteries Podcast (on all major platforms)

  • Host of True Crime and A Glass of Wine, a twice monthly event

  • Indian River State College Faculty of the Year, 2017-2018

  • 2017 Chair Elect - AFC, Faculty Commission

  • 2018 Chair - AFC, Faculty Commission

  • Founder of the Christmas Purse Project, 2015 - Provides children living in shelters with gifts for the mother’s and also ensure every woman/teenage female receives a fully stuffed purse with fun and necessary items for Christmas. To date more than 2000 purses have been gifted.