Kimberly Poppiti holds a PhD from New York Univeristy and an MFA from Stony Brook University.

She has been working in higher ed since the 1990s & is a member of the full-time faculty in the Department of Communication Studies at St. Joseph's University. Prior to joining the faculty at St. Joseph's, Kimberly chaired the Department of Communication & Performing Arts and managed the Performing Arts Center at Dowling College.