PEP Faculty

Aaron Gell

Aisha Khan

Allyson Paty

Amy Johnson

Anthony Galluzzo

Andrew R. Bell

Andrew Ross

Arlene Ducao

Ashley Hamilton

Aurora Wallace

Bryonn Bain

Carol Tosone

Carolyn Dinshaw

Chase Madar

Chinnie Ding

Danis Banks

Deenis Kunichoff

Dolly Chugh

Drew Bush

Elaine Freedgood

Ethan Loewi

Frankie Edozien

Gabe Heller

George Shulman

Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Gian Luca Clementi

Jeff Manza

Jordan Carver

Julia Mendoza

Julie Avina

Julie Livingston

Kaitlin Noss

Karl Appuhn

Kimberly Wilson

Kristin Ross

Laura Slatkin

Laurie Woodard

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Michael Ralph

Nikhil Goyal

Nikhil Pal Singh

Piper Anderson

Renee Blake

Sara Franklin

Steven Hahn

Thuy Linh Tu

Thomas Jacobs

Tommaso Bardelli

Toral Gajarawala

Zhandarka Kurti


Our Curriculum

Our Associate’s Degree Program in Liberal Studies at Wallkill Correctional Facility offers credit-bearing college courses taught in-person by Faculty from across New York University and New York City. Courses include Math, Environmental Science, Creative Writing, Sociology, History, Public Health, Legal Studies, Media Studies, Literature, Art and American Studies. 

In addition to working towards a A.A. degree in Liberal Studies, students have the option to participate in ongoing student life programming such as a book club, journalism club, creative writing program, and professional and practice-based workshops. 

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Class from Sociology of New York City offered in Fall 2018

Featured Course: Sociology of New York City

In Fall 2018, students at Wallkill Correctional Facility took a course on the Sociology of New York City. The course curriculum was designed by Professor Zhandarka Kurti with PEP students in mind; over 80% of our students come from the five boroughs that comprise New York City. The course materials focused on the social, political and economic transformations of New York City from the early 1800’s until the present moment. The class touched on topics relating to industrialization, race and class relations, consumption and labor patterns, migration and gentrification.