Prison Education Program Faculty

The Prison Education faculty is comprised of professors from Boston University, Harvard University, Boston College, Bridgewater State College, Brandeis University, Cambridge College, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Lasell College, among others. Approximately twenty faculty members teach classes each semester, and many return to the program as time and career allow.

Dr. Danielle Rousseau is Faculty Coordinator for the Prison Education Program as well as a full-time faculty member at MET. Jim Matesanz, Program Field Coordinator, is a part-time faculty member at MET. Both have taught in the Program and are in frequent contact with Department of Correction staff and school faculty. Prison Education Program faculty members should feel free to contact either Dr. Rousseau or Jim Matesanz at

Faculty Resource Center

The Prison Education Faculty Resource Center serves as an orientation for new and prospective Boston University Prison Education Program faculty. Please click on a link below in order to learn more:

  • Apply to Teach form is available for anyone interested in teaching a course for the Prison Education Program.
  • Faculty Resources¬†provides information about working with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and teaching at Boston University.¬†New faculty can learn how to get started and find instructions for grading students and obtaining a Boston University “Kerberos” password.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)¬†addresses commonly asked questions and procedures for BU Prison Education Program faculty members.