Kimberly Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG

Areas of Expertise

Risk Management Solutions

Title IX

Behavioral Intervention

Expert Witness and External Third-Party Neutral Services

Custom Solutions


B.A. in Government from Bowdoin College

Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education

J.D., University of Maine School of Law

Kimberly Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG

"Assume best intentions."

Kim Pacelli is a Partner with TNG who possesses substantial experience with the day-to-day challenges facing colleges, universities, and schools. She provides practical advice that empowers institutions to confidently manage high-risk issues on their campuses. Her practice includes:

  • Policy and procedure development and consultation;
  • Program review, assessment, and compliance consultations; and
  • Tailored on-site training programs, among others.

She regularly trains and advises on Title IX policy and procedures, Clery Act reporting and compliance, student mental health interventions and policies, FERPA and student privacy issues, free speech issues for both public and private institutions, and student conduct issues, among others. She has also served as an invited speaker at regional and national conferences.

Ms. Pacelli’s solution-oriented approach to her work stems from her extensive experience as a student affairs practitioner. Kim served as Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Bowdoin College, where she provided leadership, operational, budget, and personnel oversight to many central offices of the college, including the Dean’s office, Health Services, Counseling Services, Residential Life, and other student support offices. She also served as Associate Dean of Student Life for Harvard University.

Kim serves frequently as a third-party neutral hearing advisor and decision-maker for TNG clients for sexual misconduct, discrimination, and Title IX grievance proceedings.