I created this website and blog as a platform to discuss the intersectionality of higher education and prison reform, a deep-rooted passion of mine and hopeful subject matter of my doctoral research.
Feel free to follow along as I dive through the somewhat limited data and research in these two areas and create new information to hopefully lead to more fair and just world.
I am a higher education professional with a background in student services, student affairs, admissions, and education policy. I frequently present on numerous topics related to student success, but mostly focus on the intersections between higher education and criminal justice reform.
With an emphasis on educational programming in prisons, I am devoted to ensuring those with criminal records or those who have previously been incarcerated have an equal and fair chance at higher education. As Victor Hugo said, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”
I am currently the Director of Student Services at the University of Maryland, College Park, having previously worked in Undergraduate Admissions at New York University and Pace University, as well as Graduate Student Services & Admissions, at the SUNY College of Optometry.
I hold a B.A. in Individualized Studies from the Gallatin School at New York University, a M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland.