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Inside-Out Instructors Receive American Society of Criminology Awards

November 14, 2017

The American Society of Criminology is hosting their 73rd Annual Meeting from November 15-18 in Philadelphia. Two of this year's award winners are trained Inside-Out instructors.

Michelle Inderbitzin is the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award from the American Society of Criminology. Inderbitzin is an associate professor of sociology at Oregon State University. She is also a seasoned Inside-Out instructor having taught multiple sociology courses through OSU at the Oregon State Correctional Institution. This is not the first time an Inside-Out instructor has won the Lifetime Teaching Award. Inside-Out's founder and executive director, Lori Pompa, was the recipient in 2016.

Another friend of Inside-Out, Charles Bell, is the recipient of the 2017 American Society of Criminology Ruth Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Bell is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology department at Wayne State University. The Ruth Peterson Fellowship is designed to encourage students of color, especially those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the field, to enter the field of criminology and criminal justice, and to facilitate the completion of their degrees. Charles’ dissertation features a critical qualitative design using semi-structured interviews to assess African American students' and parents' perceptions of school discipline. Professor Bell recently served as an intern for the 2017 Inside-Out Instructor Training Institutes held in Michigan.

Congratulations to both!


Michelle Inderbitzin
Michelle Inderbitzin is the recipient of the ASC's Lifetime Teaching Award.

Charles Bell
Charles Bell is the recipient of the ASC's Ruth Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity.