Professor Gilmore is a graduate of the Vincennes University Law Enforcement Program. After obtaining her Associate in Science degree from VU she continued to Indiana University Bloomington earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. She later earned her Master of Science degree from Indiana State University majoring in Criminology/Criminal Justice. Prior to beginning her career at Vincennes University she worked approximately 8 years as a probation officer in Knox County, Indiana. During that time she earned the Knepple Scholarship Award from the Indiana Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana.