Our Team

Staff

The Center for Prison Education staff is comprised of the Program Manager, Academic Development & Planning Manager, Program Coordinator, and the CPE Fellow
  • Current Staff

    Headshot of CPE Academic Manager, Kristen InglisKristen Inglis, Academic Development & Planning Manager

    Kristen Inglis joined the Center for Prison Education from the University of Pittsburgh's philosophy department, where she served as Assistant Professor from 2011 to 2015. Her research has focused on ancient philosophy, specifically Aristotle’s ethics and politics. While a graduate student at Cornell, Kristen taught an ancient philosophy course at Cayuga Correctional Facility through Cornell’s Prison Education Program (CPEP).  While at Cornell she also organized a summer reading group at Auburn Prison that brought together faculty and incarcerated students to discuss issues of law, society, and culture.  Kristen holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she double-majored in philosophy and economics. She holds a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University.

     

     

    Headshot of Program Coordinator Daniel McGloinDaniel McGloin, Program Coordinator

    Dan joined the Center for Prison Education with a mixed background in philosophy and database management. He arrived at CPE from the University of Massachusetts, where he was Database Administrator and interim Assistant Director for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. In addition to serving CPE, he teaches Moral Philosophy for the Springfield, MA, chapter of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, providing liberal arts education to underserved individuals. Dan holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Pace University and an M.A. in Philosophy from Tufts University.

     

     

    Isabel Bartholomew

    Isabel Bartholomew, Fellow

    Isabel joined the CPE upon graduating from Wesleyan University in 2018. She was previously involved with the CPE as a tutor for English classes at Cheshire CI. While at Wesleyan, Isabel was a Peer Health Advocate and Bystander Intervention Training facilitator, an editor for various campus publications, and a DJ with local radio station WESU. Isabel is interested in community health and restorative justice models, and she plans to pursue a dual MSW/JD next year. 

     

Faculty

Professors teach the same courses in prison that they teach on Wesleyan's main campus.

  • Current and Past Professors

    Spring 2019:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, Wesleyan University
    • Matthew Garrett, Associate Professor of English, Wesleyan University

    • John Shafer, Professor & Program Coordinator of Communication & Digital Media Production, Middlesex Community College
    • Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, Wesleyan University

    • Pamela Frost, Professor of Mathematics, Middlesex Community College

    At York C.I.

    • Christopher HammondAssociate Professor of Mathematics, Connecticut College
    • Lori Gruen, William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University
    • Laura Grabel, Lauren B. Dachs Professor of Science and Society, Director of Jazz Ensemble, Wesleyan University

    • Tad Lincoln, Professor, Economics and Political Science, Middlesex Community College

    Fall 2018:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Eric Charry, Professor of Music, Wesleyan University
    • Priscilla Meyer, Professor of Russian Language and Literature, Wesleyan University

    • Tushar Irani, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Welseyan University
    • Bob Reutenauer, Instructor of History, Wesleyan University

    • Pamela Frost, Professor of Mathematics, Middlesex Community College

    At York C.I.

    • Christopher HammondAssociate Professor of Mathematics, Connecticut College
    • Thornton Lockwood, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University
    • Noah Baerman, Director of Jazz Ensemble, Wesleyan University

    • Beth Richards, Assistant Professor, University of Hartford

    Spring 2018:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Kari Weil, University Professor of Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University

    • Suzanne O'Connell, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University

    • Tony Hatch, Associate Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University 

    • Eirene Visvardi, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Wesleyan University

    • Ellen Kramer, Instructor of Computer Information Technology, Middlesex Community College

    At York C.I.

    • Riana Cornelius, Instructor of English, Middlesex Community College

    • Peter Gottschalk, Professor of Religion, Wesleyan University

    • Justin Good, Instructor of Philosophy, Middlesex Community College

    Fall 2017:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Cheryl Greenberg, Distinguished Professor of History, Trinity College
    • Beth Richards, Assistant Professor, University of Hartford

    • Elizabeth Bobrick, Visiting Scholar, Welseyan University
    • Noah Baerman, Director of Jazz Ensemble, Wesleyan University

    • Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

    At York C.I.

    • Ann Killian, PhD Candidate in English, Yale University

    • Sarah Mahurin, Dean of Timothy Dwight College, Yale University
    • Guilio GallarottiProfessor of Government, Welseyan University

    Spring 2017:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Ulrich Plass, Professor of German Studies, Wesleyan University

    • Matthew Garrett, Associate Professor of English, Wesleyan University

    • Eric Charry, Professor of Music, Wesleyan University 

    • Cameron Bishop, Visiting Instructor in Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    • John Shafer, Professor of Communication, Middlesex Community College

    At York C.I.

    • Laura Grabel, Professor of Biology, Wesleyan University

    • Louis Sapia, Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology, Middlesex Community College

    Fall 2016:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Gloster B. Aaron, Associate Professor of Biology, Wesleyan University
    • Michael McAlear, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University

    • Guilio GallarottiProfessor of Government, Welseyan University
    • Melissa Katz, Luther Gregg Sullivan Fellow in Art History, Wesleyan University

    • Cameron Bishop, Visiting Instructor in Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    At York C.I.

    Spring 2016:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

    • Elizabeth Bobrick, Visiting Professor of Classical Studies, Wesleyan University

    • Brenda Carter, Visiting Scholar of American Studies, Brown University 

    • Cheryl GreenbergProfessor of History, Trinity College

    • Helen Mills Poulos, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University

    • Cameron Bishop, Visiting Instructor in Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    At York C.I.
    • Kim Cunningham, Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University

    • Christopher HammondAssociate Professor of Mathematics, Connecticut College

    Fall 2015:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Richard Adelstein, Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University
    • Sarah Mahurin, Dean of Timothy Dwight College, Yale University

    • Priscilla Meyer, Professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Wesleyan University
    • Suzanne O'Connell, Professor of Earth & Environmental StudiesWesleyan University

    • Cheryl GreenbergProfessor of History, Trinity College

    At York C.I.

    Spring 2015:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Helen Poulos, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow of Enviornmental Studies, Wesleyan University
    • Brenda Carter, Visiting Faculty, Brown University

    • Caleb SmithProfessor of English and American StudiesYale University
    • Cameron Bishop, Visiting Instructor in Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    At York C.I.

    • Sean McCann, Professor of English, Wesleyan University

    • Margot WeissAssociate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Wesleyan University

    Fall 2014:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Richard Miller, Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University

    • Richard Adelstein, Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University

    • Gilbert Skillman, Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University

    • Melissa Katz, Luther Gregg Sullivan Fellow in Art History, Wesleyan University

    • Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

    At York C.I.

    Spring 2014:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Constance Leidy, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    • Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

    • Sarah Mahurin, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Wesleyan University

    • Helen Mills Poulos, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow of Enviornmental Studies, Wesleyan University

    • Craig Plunges, Graduate Visiting Fellow of English, Harvard University

    At York C.I.

    • Craig Wiernik, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Quinnipiac University

    • Stewart Gilmore, Professor of History and Science, Emeritus, Wesleyan University

    Fall 2013:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Ellen Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

    • Mariah Schug, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

    • Ronald Jenkins, Professor of Theater, Wesleyan University

    • Abbey Bourdon, PhD Candidate in Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    At York C.I.

    • Guilio Gallarotti, Professor of Government, Welseyan University

    • Michael McAlear, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University

    Spring 2013:

    At Cheshire C.I.

    • Peter RutlandProfessor of Government

    • Sean McCann, Professor of English, Wesleyan University

    • Jeremy ZwellingProfessor of Religion, Emeritus

    • Abbey Bourdon, PhD Candidate in Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    At York C.I.

    • Beth RichardsDirector of Rhetoric and Professional Writing, University of Hartford

    • Elise SpringerAssociate Professor of Philosophy

    Fall 2012:

    • Michael McAlear, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University

    • Deb Unferth, Associate Professor of English

    • Gretchen Pfeil, PhD Candidate in Anthropolgy, University of Chicago

    • Abbey Bourdon, PhD Candidate in Mathematics, Wesleyan University

    Spring 2012:

    • Lori GruenProfessor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

    • Sean McCann, Professor of English, Wesleyan University

    • Mariah Schug, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

    • Guilio Gallarotti, Professor of Government, Wesleyan University

    Fall 2011:

    • Priscilla Meyer, Professor of Russian Language and Literature

    • Michael Keane, Professor of Mathematics

    • Beth Richards, Director of Rhetoric and Professional Writing, University of Hartford

    • Christopher Anderson, Professor of Political Science, University of Hartford

    Spring 2011

    • Richard Buel, Professor of History, Emeritus

    • Elizabeth Bobrick, Visiting Professor of Classical Studies, Wesleyan University

    Fall 2010

    Spring 2010

    • Michael McAlear, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

    • Melanye Price, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

    Fall 2009

    • Beth Richards, Director of Rhetoric and Professional Writing, University of Hartford

    • Charles Lemert, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus

Volunteers

Undergraduate volunteers are an integral part of our team. We engage Wesleyan main-campus students as Writing Tutors, Teaching Assistants, and Interns at both Cheshire and York CI.

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC), which has both Wesleyan and Middlesex Community College faculty representation, oversees the curriculum for the CPE program and approves all courses taught in the program. FAC members also serve on the admissions committee for prospective CPE students.

 

  • Current Faculty Committee
    • Gloster Aaron, Associate Professor of Biology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Integrative Sciences

    • Anthony Ryan Hatch, Associate Professor of Science in Society, African American Studies, and Sociology

    • Sean McCann, Professor of English

    • Rob Rosenthal, John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology & Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

    • Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek & Chair, Classical Studies Department  

    • Margot Weiss, Associate Professor of American Stuides & Chair, Anthropology Department

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board has the task of envisioning the future of the CPE, collectively engaging the complex and emerging issues of a small and ambitious initiative. It considers the scope and character of program growth and evaluates opportunities for collaboration with other programs, institutions and state agencies.