Spotlight

Northwestern Prison Education Program

Spotlight on the Northwestern Prison Education Program

The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections. NPEP aims to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois by offering credit-bearing courses through Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies. This program enhances Northwestern’s academic mission by fostering the development of a dynamic and diverse intellectual community. The students in NPEP were recently awarded a TGS Co-Sponsorship Grant to support the classroom supplies needed and help cover the cost of transportation to and from the prisons.

Learn more in our Spotlight Series.

Spotlight

Ana Maria Acosta, PhD

Spotlight on Ana Maria Acosta, PhD: Director of Graduate Studies of the Physical Therapy Engineering Dual Degree Program

Ana Maria Acosta, PhD is the director of graduate studies (DGS) of the physical therapy and engineering (DPT/PhD) dual degree program, offered jointly by the Feinberg School of Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering. Acosta is also the associate chair for post professional education and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on why individuals lose the ability to move their arms and hands freely following a brain lesion and how this loss impacts the musculoskeletal system.

Learn more in our Spotlight Series.

News