Inspired to Give Back, Steven Akers (MET’94) Names Three MET Offices

Through generous donations to Metropolitan College, alumnus Steven G. Akers (MET’94) has funded the naming of three offices in the BU MET building at 1010 Commonwealth Avenue: The Izabella Temkina Computer Science Chair’s Office The Annie Wilcox Applied Social Sciences Chair’s Office The Mabel A. Akers Administrative Sciences Chair’s Office The Izabella Temkina Computer Science […]

Criminal Justice Faculty Examine BU Prison Education Program’s Legacy of Social Justice

This past November, MET professors of criminal justice Dr. Mary Ellen Mastrorilli and Dr. Danielle Rousseau were invited to join BU’s Slone Epidemiology Center to lead a midday Brown Bag Seminar focused on MET’s Prison Education Program (PEP), underscoring its legacy as a purposeful effort by BU to champion greater social justice. When activist Elizabeth […]

Facing the Holidays in Prison

Dr. Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, associate professor of the practice and associate chair of Applied Social Sciences, was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on families that face the holidays while a loved one is in prison. Dr. Mastrorilli, who spent two decades working in correctional facilities, and who is faculty coordinator for the online Master […]

Building Positive Relationships to Help Women in Prison

“How to Help the Growing Prison Population,” an article by Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Applied Social Sciences Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, was featured in the Scientific American MIND Guest Blog on April 7, 2015. In the article, Dr. Mastrorilli—a former corrections officer—discusses the phenomenon of Orange is the New Black, noting how the Netflix […]