Appointed to Petey Greene Program for the project “Supporting the Academic Achievement of Incarcerated Learners.”


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, German, University of California, Berkeley

Position Description

The Petey Greene Program supports the academic goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people through high-quality volunteer tutoring programs, while educating volunteers on the injustice manifest in our carceral system. Founded in 2008, PGP operates the largest multi-state tutoring program in jails, prisons, and detention centers, recruiting nearly 1,000 volunteers annually from 31 colleges in seven states, tutoring approximately 2,000 incarcerated people in 47 facilities. The Leading Edge Fellow will work to evaluate and scale two of PGP’s newest initiatives, a model program for Black volunteer tutors at Howard University, and a writing-focused college bridge writing program inside the DC Department of Corrections Jail. The Leading Edge Fellow will coordinate program evaluation, design evaluation forms, and conduct interviews and focus groups with volunteer tutors. The fellow will conduct research on radical writing pedagogy as well as on existing college bridge programs in prison to inform the refinement of PGP’s college bridge writing program and support the production of scholarship on the program.