Jenifer Drew, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Sociology
Office: Plummer House
Department: Social Sciences
Degree: Ph.D., Boston University; M.A., Boston University; A.B., Indiana University
Jenifer Drew brings her "sociological imagination" to the areas of social stratification, inequality, and deviance.Her approach to these topics combines an Interactionist perspective with a Social Conflict view.She has published on the subjects of gender equity in education, the doctor-patient relationship, and prison postsecondary education.She works with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, the Urban League, and academics across the country in the area of prison education.She has consulted with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and U.S. Department of Civil Rights, and offered testimony before the United States Congressional Sub-committee on Gender Equity in Vocational Education.
Jenifer serves as the Program Coordinator for the Boston University Prison Education Program, administering the program and teaching incarcerated men and women inside the four medium-security state prisons in eastern Massachusetts.She is a member of the Ex-Offender Advisory Council of Boston Connects, Inc. in Roxbury Massachusetts, and a member of the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition in Boston.
What do you like about teaching at Lasell?
"Lasell is a fabulous place to grow, to risk and explore -- that is true for faculty as well as students. It has been my pleasure to watch my students grow, and my honor to have played a small part in their young lives."