Kirk Nixon

Professor Nixon worked for 38 years in a number of increasingly responsible positions for the Superior Court of New Jersey and in the field of criminal justice.  He began his career as a probation officer where he served in a variety of probation assignments including the supervision of both criminal and juvenile delinquency caseloads.  He also worked in the Criminal Division of Superior Court in the bail program and wrote pre-sentence investigations. He began his management career in the state’s largest court district, the Essex Vicinage, when appointed as an Assistant Family Division Manager.  While in Essex he also served as an Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Operations Division Manager and as the Assistant Trial Court Administrator for the vicinage.   In 2005 Mr. Nixon was appointed Trial Court Administrator for the New Jersey Superior Court, Passaic Vicinage.  In this position he supervised over 500 employees who processed 72,000 cases annually in the nine divisions of court.  His responsibilities also included oversight of the 16 municipal courts within Passaic County.  After retirement from the court system Mr. Nixon worked at Centenary College as an adjunct professor of sociology and criminal justice.  He holds a M.A. degree in sociology from Montclair State University and a B.A. in economics from Upsala College.  Professor Nixon can be reached at

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