In Memoriam: Margaret Garb

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Garb, PEP co-founder and co-director, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer.  Surrounded by her family, she passed peacefully on December 15, 2018.  Professor Garb, known to friends and colleagues as Maggie, joined Washington University 2001 as a faculty member in the Department […]

Gephardt Travel Grant Awarded to PEP

David Cunningham’s Order and Change in Society receives a Gephardt Travel Grant to facilitate joint class session between MECC and Danforth Campus students. This past semester, Fall 2018, the Prison Education Project had the opportunity to offer Order and Change in Society, a class taught by David Cunningham, Professor of Sociology, with assistance from Jeanette […]
PEP Receives Onassis Foundation Fellowship

PEP Receives Onassis Foundation Fellowship

The Prison Education Project is proud to announce that Dr. Grizelda McClelland has been named the Onassis Foundation Teaching Fellow in Culture and Humanities.  This generous fellowship will support her Spring 2019 course in ancient Greek culture at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. This fellowship is funded through the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), which recently received […]
Danforth Campus Research Partnership

Danforth Campus Research Partnership

For the first time in Fall 2018, Danforth Campus students will have the opportunity to partner with the Prison Education Project in a three-credit course.  This course has a dual role as an introduction to political science research approaches and methods and a practical training opportunity in library research. Danforth Campus students will apply the information […]

PEP Welcomes Two New Undergraduate Interns

Thu-Lan Unsoeld ('21) and Petergaye Laine ('19) join PEP as Fall 2018 Interns. They will work jointly on website design, public relations and the day to day office tasks critical to PEP as well as contribute to improvements on the program’s structure. "Having witnessed incarceration seriously limit the academic opportunities of my own family members makes […]
Convocation 2018: Celebrating Student Achievement

Convocation 2018: Celebrating Student Achievement

On May 22, 2018, the Prison Education Project celebrated our fourth convocation ceremony for students at the MECC Campus.  Barbara Schaal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis offered remarks for the event, which was attended by students, faculty, and staff.  Three current students also spoke at the […]