Thank you so much for your interest in the Prison Teaching Initiative! These info sessions are designed to answer all your burning questions (and some you didn’t know you had) about teaching college courses in prisons. You’re not making any commitment by attending a session, so join us for an informal chat about what we do and how we do it.

*We strongly advise you attend the info session(s) scheduled for your discipline. If you’re not sure which session is most appropriate for you, just ask! Email Tara, the PTI program coordinator, at If your interests and graduate coursework span multiple fields, you are welcome to attend more than one session, though it’s certainly not expected of you.

  • Sciences: Monday, Oct. 14, 1-2pm in Frist 330 (Facilitated by Lena Basta, 2019-20 Biology Chair)
  • Languages: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11am-12pm in McCosh Hall B14 (Facilitated by Ian Davis, 2019-20 Languages Chair)
  • English: Monday, Oct. 21, 12-1pm in McCosh Hall 40 (Facilitated by R.L. Goldberg & Catie Crandell, 2019-20 English Chairs)
  • Social Sciences: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30-5:30pm in Corwin 130 (Facilitated by Jamie Pelling, 2019-20 Social Sciences Chair)
    • NOTE: For the purposes of our community college accreditors, psychology is typically considered social science rather than hard science, as it is classified at Princeton.
  • Math: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5-6pm in Peyton 140 (Facilitated by Erin Flowers, 2019-20 Math Chair)


LISD-PTI Brown Bag Seminar: Prof. Steven Chanenson on “Danger and Opportunity: Reflections on Modern American Sentencing”

Thursday, October 24, 2019
019 Bendheim Hall

Find out more about the event here. RSVPs are required and the seminar is limited to Princeton University students and faculty! Let us know if you can attend.