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Staff

Faculty Director

Joshua Dubler is an associate professor in the Department of Religion and Classics. He is author of Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison (FSG, 2013) and co-author of Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons (Oxford University Press, 2019).

joshua.dubler@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4756


Assistant Director of Programming

Eitan Freedenberg joined REJI in 2017, first as an instructor of art history at Five Points Correctional Facility (taught in partnership with the Cornell Prison Education Program) and then as the assistant director of programming. He completed a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester in 2020.

e.freedenberg@rochester.edu | (301) 646-4469


Assistant Director of Community Outreach

Precious Bedell is a PhD candidate in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester and a specialist in in providing resources to and helping those reentering from prisons and jails on how to navigate complex medical, social and reentry services.

precious_bedell@urmc.rochester.edu


Admissions and Pre-College Program Coordinator

Ed Wiltse is a Professor of English and Communication at Nazareth College. He founded and directs the Jail Project, a collaboration between Nazareth and the Monroe County Jail, which over the last twenty years has facilitated meaningful intellectual exchanges between Nazareth students and incarcerated men and women. He has taught college-in-prison courses at Albion, Groveland and Auburn.

ewiltse6@naz.edu


Instructors (2015–present)

Solveiga Armoskaite

Joel Burges

Jerome Dent

Kristin Doughty

Brady Fletcher

Eitan Freedenberg

Robin Frye

R. Michael Gosselin

Murat Guner

David Holloway

Alexander Kotelsky

Marianne Kupin-Lisbin

Youngchae Lee

Trevor Nelson

Alison Peterman

Jarod Sickler

Allen Topolski

Ed Wiltse