The Howard University Inside Out Program -- Pedagogy, Student Outcomes and Assessment

Bahiyyah M. Muhammad, Ph.D.

April 9, 2019


Dr. Bahiyyah M. Muhammad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. She is the Founding Director of the Inside Out Program, Howard University and the Program Coordinator for the DC Region Programs.

Dr. Muhammad was the first Howard University professor trained through the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program International Instructor Training in 2007 at Temple University. She offered the first undergraduate course, SOC 113: Crime and Justice Behind the Wall in Fall 2014. During Fall 2015 she added the graduate seminar, SOCI 213: Inside Out GRAD to include graduate level participants on both sides of the wall. This year, SOCI 713: Inside Out WAC, was added as a writing intensive option available to undergraduate students in need of the third writing requirement.

To date, the program has expanded to include nine trained instructors from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Divinity, Law School and School of Communications. Correctional Institution partnerships include, the DC Department of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services for Detained Youth.

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