Alexandra Cavallaro, Director
Alexandra Cavallaro’s scholarly emphasis is on literacy studies, critical prison studies, and queer studies. Her work has been published in enculturation, English Education, and The Community Literacy Journal. In addition to teaching courses to traditional undergraduate and graduate students, she was also previously an instructor at the Danville Correctional Center as part of the Education Justice Project. Alexandra is an assistant professor of English.
Carolyn Eggleston, Director Emeritus
Carolyn Eggleston's scholarly emphasis is on correctional/special education. She has served as President of the Correctional Education Association. In addition to editing the Journal of Correctional Education for several years, Carolyn has authored numerous articles and chapters related to correctional education. Carolyn is a professor of education for the College of Education.
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Thom Gehring, Director Emeritus
Thom Gehring's scholarly emphasis is on the history of correctional education and prison reform. He has been a correctional educator since 1972. Thom did his Ph.D. dissertation on the correctional school district pattern of organization. He serves as the historian for the Correctional Education Association. Thom is a professor of education who directs the EDCA correctional and alternative masters degree program.
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Randall Wright (In Memorium)
Randall Wright has spent over 25 years as a teacher, counselor, administrator and trainer in 27 prisons in Canada and the U.S. His Ph.D. dissertation involved qualitative research into the practical and professional knowledge of correctional teachers. His publications have explored topics such as inmate literacy, post-modern corrections, teacher culture shock, and teacher burnout. He also designed the Social and Cultural Foundations of Correctional Education on-line course leading to a certificate from the CEA as a highly qualified correctional educator. His anthology titled In the Borderlands: Learning to Teach in Prisons and Alternative Settings, is included in the Center's correctional education book series.