by Schools, Culture, and Society
Because of her work, Emily is most interested in the history of educational institutions as it intersects with the history of prisons and other correctional institutions in the United States. She has also found useful parallels in studying the history of underrepresented groups in higher education. As Director of the Liberal Arts in Prison Program, Emily works closely with her students and most enjoys learning what they find valuable about studying the liberal arts. Emily states, “As someone who loves liberal arts education but has worried about its limitations for non-traditional students, I have found my work extremely substantive and meaningful.”
Hometown: Portage, Wisconsin
SCS Entry: 2012
Personal Interests: Emily enjoys cooking, reading, walking, and yoga.