College of Arts and Sciences


STEPHEN MCGUINN                                                                                                                                                                        Criminal Justice Program

Research Interests:         Prison Management; Re-Entry

Current Projects:           Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program; Re-Entry in New Haven 



KHALILAH BROWN-DEAN                                                                                                                                                                      Department of Political Science and Philosophy 



ALAN BRUCE                                                                                                                                                                                   Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology



DON SAWYER                                                                                                                                                                                 Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology

Research Interests:        Race, Education, School-to-Prison Pipeline, Hip-Hop/Youth Culture

Current Projects:          Re-Entry in New Haven; Black Male Experiences in Urban High Schools; Experiences of Black Male Students in                                       College                                                                                                                                        


School of Law


LINDA MEYER                                                                                                                                                                                         School of Law

Research Interests:       Criminal Law, Sentencing Reform, Punishment Theory

Current Projects:          Trinity/Quinnipiac Prison Higher Education at York Correctional, Victim Dialogue


School of EducatioN


CHRISTINA PAVLAK-SALTZMAN                                                                                                                                                       School of Education

Research Interests:        Social Justice Education, Literacy Education

Current Projects:          Coordinating literacy nights in Bridgeport and New Haven with QU future teachers for the Connecting                                                   through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, their children, and caregivers (CLICC) program; teaching at York                                                   Correctional


School of Health Sciences


AMBER KELLY                                                                                                                                                                                         School of Social Work    

Research Interests:        Trauma-informed mindfulness based modalities for survivors of violence and addiction, particularly for                                                      those currently or formerly incarcerated.

Current Projects:          Trauma-informed mindfulness-based programming at York Correctional facility for women; Trauma-                                                         informed mindfulness-based programming program development for young men returning to the                                                             community with EMERGE in New Haven, CT; Member of the New Haven Women's Resettlement                                                         Working Group