Brady Heiner, Ph.D.


Dr. Brady Heiner is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Affiliated Faculty of African American Studies, and Founder and Executive Director of Project Rebound at California State University, Fullerton. He holds a B.A. (with honors) in Modern Culture & Media from Brown University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophy from the State University of New York. At Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Heiner has been the recipient of the University Leadership Award, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Outstanding Untenured Faculty Award, and the Dean's Award for Faculty Scholarly Achievement. In partnership with Susan Burton of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, Dr. Heiner helped launch the John Irwin House, the first reentry housing initiative for formerly incarcerated university students in the nation.


Emma Hughes, Ph.D.


Dr. Emma Hughes is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Executive Director of Project Rebound at California State University, Fresno. Her research focuses on education and rehabilitation programs in prisons. She is the author of Education in Prison: Studying through Distance Learning (Ashgate, 2010), co-editor of and contributor to The Voluntary Sector in Prisons: Encouraging Personal and Institutional Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Dr. Hughes is involved with multiple projects at Avenal State Prison and facilitated an exhibition of artwork by incarcerated artists at CSU Fresno in April 2018. She received the CSU Fresno Provost’s Award for Faculty Service in May 2019.


Jason Bell, M.S.

Director of Program Development

Jason Bell is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Counseling at San Francisco State University. He helped establish the San Francisco Safe Communities Reentry Council, served as the Director of Project Rebound at San Francisco State University for ten years, and has facilitated educational empowerment classes in the local county jails for the last eight years. Mr. Bell worked with Rutgers University in New Jersey to develop the Mountainview Program, modeled after Project Rebound, and he fostered the launch of Project Rebound programs at eight CSU campuses. As Director of Program Development for the CSU Project Rebound Consortium, Mr. Bell is continuing


Jacqueline Mimms, Ph.D.


Dr. Jacqueline Mimms has more than thirty years of executive management experience. For twenty of those years, she held various executive positions within the University of California, both at the campus level, as Assistant Vice Chancellor at UC Riverside, and at the University of California Office of the President, where she served as Assistant Vice President. For the last thirteen years, Dr. Mimms served as Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at California State University, Bakersfield. A former American Council on Education Fellow, Dr. Mimms holds a B.S. degree in Business Education and Management, an M.A. degree in Educational Administration, an M.S. degree in Hospital Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of California. Her research interests focus on African American women in administrative roles in higher education.


Annika Anderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Annika Yvette Anderson is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of Project Rebound at California State University, San Bernardino, where she teaches classes on deviant behavior, criminology, and race and ethnic relations. Dr. Anderson is also the Research Director for the Prison Arts Collective, a program that facilitates weekly art programming in 8 California state prisons. She earned her B.A. in Public Relations from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University. She has a forthcoming book chapter titled “Reentry in the Inland Empire: the Prison to College Pipeline with Project Rebound.”


Taffany Lim, M.P.A.

Taffany Lim is the Executive Director of Project Rebound at Cal State LA and the Founding Director of Cal State LA’s Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, which embodies the university’s commitment to community engagement and collaborative efforts that promote the public good. Lim is also the Founding Director of the Prison BA Graduation Initiative. Cal State LA is the only university in the state of California to offer a bachelor’s degree for incarcerated students. Lim’s background is in nonprofit management, training, and facilitation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, an MPA from the University of Southern California, and will complete her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in Spring 2020.


Mary Maguire, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Maguire is Associate Dean for Personnel and Student Success in the College of Health and Human Services and Executive Director of Project Rebound at California State University, Sacramento. Through her interest in moral panic and justice-related public policy, she developed Project Rebound at Sacramento State and is currently creating an inprison education program for Folsom State Prison. Dr. Maguire’s current research is on the effect of social belonging on equity gaps in university student success. She is a graduate of the Harvard Management Development Program and the past President of the Western Society of Criminology. Dr. Maguire earned her Ph.D. in Social Work and Social Research from Portland State University in 2004.


Alan Mobley, Ph.D.

Dr. Alan Mobley is Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Criminal Justice and Founding Executive Director of Project Rebound at San Diego State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. Dr. Mobley is a co-founder of initiatives focused on inclusion and social justice, including the Convict Criminology group within the American Society of Criminology, the justice-impacted advocacy initiative All Of Us or None, and the Inmate Council Program within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is also an internationally recognized expert on restorative justice practices. His research and academic publishing is far-reaching, exploring trauma and resilience, dialogic practices, and the experience of imprisonment.


Renford Reese, Ph.D.

Dr. Renford Reese has been a Professor in the Political Science Department at Cal Poly Pomona for 23 years. In addition to serving as the Founder and Executive Director of Project Rebound at Cal Poly Pomona, he is the Founder and Director of the Prison Education Project, the Reintegration Academy, and the Colorful Flags program. His documentary on the Reintegration Academy was a 2019 winner at the Los Angeles Film Awards. He has developed prison education initiatives in Uganda, England, and Scotland, and is the faculty coordinator for several of Cal Poly Pomona’s Study Abroad Programs. He was selected as the “Faculty of the Year” at Cal Poly Pomona and has been a Haynes Fellow, a Pitzer College IGLAS Fellow, and a Fulbright Fellow. Reese is the author of 45 OpEd articles, 21 refereed journal articles, and ten books.