The Instructors

Shaul Cohen Department of Geography

Shaul Cohen

Department of Geography

Anita Chari Department of Political Science

Anita Chari

Department of Political Science

Steven Shankman Department of Classics

Steven Shankman

Department of Classics

Deanna Belcher I teach a class called “Liberating Education” through the College of Education that addresses critical questions of our US public education system, reflecting on texts from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave to Louellyn White’s “Free to Be a Mohawk.”

Deanna Belcher
I teach a class called “Liberating Education” through the College of Education that addresses critical questions of our US public education system, reflecting on texts from Plato’s Allegory of the Cave to Louellyn White’s “Free to Be a Mohawk.”

Katie Dwyer

Katie Dwyer

Nathaline Frener  Academic Interests: Restorative Justice, Incarceration, Family Mediation Course(s): Restorative Justice (Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course), Conflicts of Incarceration, Family Mediation I teach law, graduate, and undergraduate courses in both the UO Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program and School of Law. I have also taught Introduction to Conflict, co-taught the law school's Small Claims Clinic, served as a field instructor with the law school's Probate Clinic, and was an instructor with the UO Women's and Gender Studies Department. In addition to my work at the University, I am the full-time Division Manager at Lane County Juvenile Justice Division: Lane County Youth Services. I currently serve on the Oregon State Bar's (OSB) State Professional Responsibility Board, OSB House of Delegates, Lane County Public Safety Coordinating Committee (PSCC), and the Lane County PSCC Juvenile sub-committee. I am also a member of the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors Association.

Nathaline Frener 
Academic Interests: Restorative Justice, Incarceration, Family Mediation

Course(s): Restorative Justice (Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course), Conflicts of Incarceration, Family Mediation

I teach law, graduate, and undergraduate courses in both the UO Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program and School of Law. I have also taught Introduction to Conflict, co-taught the law school's Small Claims Clinic, served as a field instructor with the law school's Probate Clinic, and was an instructor with the UO Women's and Gender Studies Department.

In addition to my work at the University, I am the full-time Division Manager at Lane County Juvenile Justice Division: Lane County Youth Services. I currently serve on the Oregon State Bar's (OSB) State Professional Responsibility Board, OSB House of Delegates, Lane County Public Safety Coordinating Committee (PSCC), and the Lane County PSCC Juvenile sub-committee. I am also a member of the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors Association.

Kevin Alltucker Family and Human Services

Kevin Alltucker
Family and Human Services

Hi! I’m Betsy Wheeler, an associate professor of English at the University of Oregon. My first I-O teaching was a hip hop class at OSP in 2013, and it rocked my world. Next I hope to teach a graphic novels class called Body Comics at Oak Creek. I also have designed a new disability studies program, Wider Worlds, based on Inside-Out that pairs college students with students in local disability communities.

Hi! I’m Betsy Wheeler, an associate professor of English at the University of Oregon. My first I-O teaching was a hip hop class at OSP in 2013, and it rocked my world. Next I hope to teach a graphic novels class called Body Comics at Oak Creek. I also have designed a new disability studies program, Wider Worlds, based on Inside-Out that pairs college students with students in local disability communities.

Ellen Scott I have taught upper division courses on social inequality at OSP including “Race, Gender and Poverty in the US” and “Institutional Inequalities, Individual Lives.” I have always taught through the Honors College, but Sociology just approved offering a course through the department and I will ask to teach it in 2016-17.

Ellen Scott

I have taught upper division courses on social inequality at OSP including “Race, Gender and Poverty in the US” and “Institutional Inequalities, Individual Lives.” I have always taught through the Honors College, but Sociology just approved offering a course through the department and I will ask to teach it in 2016-17.


The Interns

Namratha Somayajula Hello! I'm a senior in the honors college majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. I was first exposed to Inside-Out as a freshman in the Carnegie Global Oregon ethics initiative (CGO), and had the lucky chance to take an I-O class during the winter of my sophomore year, with Professor Anita Chari, in OSP. I couldn't have imagined before the impact this class would have on me - today the experience continues to reinforce for me the importance of reaching across socially constructed boundaries to form connections, humanize stories, and expose narratives that are often hidden. After taking this class, I became involved in the I-O alumni organization Side-by-Side, and am looking forward to interning for Inside-Out this year. Outside of CGO and Inside-Out, I am also a dancer and am interested in advocacy and research regarding refugees' rights, international migration, and conflict resolution.

Namratha Somayajula

Hello! I'm a senior in the honors college majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. I was first exposed to Inside-Out as a freshman in the Carnegie Global Oregon ethics initiative (CGO), and had the lucky chance to take an I-O class during the winter of my sophomore year, with Professor Anita Chari, in OSP. I couldn't have imagined before the impact this class would have on me - today the experience continues to reinforce for me the importance of reaching across socially constructed boundaries to form connections, humanize stories, and expose narratives that are often hidden. After taking this class, I became involved in the I-O alumni organization Side-by-Side, and am looking forward to interning for Inside-Out this year. Outside of CGO and Inside-Out, I am also a dancer and am interested in advocacy and research regarding refugees' rights, international migration, and conflict resolution.

Nina Greene I am a senior Psychology and History major in the Honors College, with a recent interest in food sustainability and nutrition. I took Anita Chari’s Autobiography as Political Agency Inside-Out class as a freshman inside OSCI. The class flipped my view of education and what it means to learn and teach on its head. I walked away thinking we all have something to teach and learn from everyone–so we better start talking to each other. I facilitate a class on US incarceration, rights and values for Honors College freshman and am a member of Carnegie Global Oregon, a student ethics group on campus. I’m also a vegetarian, a photographer, a Resident Assistant, and a music lover.

Nina Greene

I am a senior Psychology and History major in the Honors College, with a recent interest in food sustainability and nutrition. I took Anita Chari’s Autobiography as Political Agency Inside-Out class as a freshman inside OSCI. The class flipped my view of education and what it means to learn and teach on its head. I walked away thinking we all have something to teach and learn from everyone–so we better start talking to each other. I facilitate a class on US incarceration, rights and values for Honors College freshman and am a member of Carnegie Global Oregon, a student ethics group on campus. I’m also a vegetarian, a photographer, a Resident Assistant, and a music lover.

Zoë Wong I am a current senior in the Honors college majoring in Biology and Psychology with minors in Chemistry, Ethics and Music Studies. I have really enjoyed getting to know Eugene and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to engage in programs like Inside Out. I took Professor Anita Chari’s Autobiography as Political agency class at OSP during winter term of my freshman year. The class was transformative in many aspects of my life and reminded me to find the humanity in every situation. I am the Inside Out “Prison Liaison Intern” and also co-coordinate Forward Tutors, a program that brings tutors into Serbu Juvenile Detention Center, Stepping Stone, and Looking Glass Pathways programs.

Zoë Wong
I am a current senior in the Honors college majoring in Biology and Psychology with minors in Chemistry, Ethics and Music Studies. I have really enjoyed getting to know Eugene and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to engage in programs like Inside Out. I took Professor Anita Chari’s Autobiography as Political agency class at OSP during winter term of my freshman year. The class was transformative in many aspects of my life and reminded me to find the humanity in every situation. I am the Inside Out “Prison Liaison Intern” and also co-coordinate Forward Tutors, a program that brings tutors into Serbu Juvenile Detention Center, Stepping Stone, and Looking Glass Pathways programs.

Anisha Adke Hello! I am a senior in the Honors College majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Chemistry. When I was a freshman, I took Shaul Cohen's course Power, Space, and Scale, and when the class ended I knew I needed to stay involved with Inside-Out. I co-coordinate the Forward Tutors program with Zoë and am a member of Carnegie Global Oregon and the Inside-Out alumni program Side-by-Side.

Anisha Adke

Hello! I am a senior in the Honors College majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Chemistry. When I was a freshman, I took Shaul Cohen's course Power, Space, and Scale, and when the class ended I knew I needed to stay involved with Inside-Out. I co-coordinate the Forward Tutors program with Zoë and am a member of Carnegie Global Oregon and the Inside-Out alumni program Side-by-Side.

Keene Corbin I am a junior majoring in Geography with an interest in community development, urban farming, and transportation. I work as a resident assistant for the Carnegie Global Oregon ethics cohort and I love bringing people together. I first became involved with Inside-Out after taking Shaul Cohen’s class Power, Space, and Scale inside Oregon State Penitentiary in the spring of 2015. It was a life-changing experience that showed me the power in making personal connections and it also gave me insight into the roots of our society’s deepest problems. In addition to being an Inside-Out intern, I have continued my involvement with Inside-Out through alumni groups such as Serbu (Juvenile Detention Center) Book Club and Side-by-Side.

Keene Corbin

I am a junior majoring in Geography with an interest in community development, urban farming, and transportation. I work as a resident assistant for the Carnegie Global Oregon ethics cohort and I love bringing people together. I first became involved with Inside-Out after taking Shaul Cohen’s class Power, Space, and Scale inside Oregon State Penitentiary in the spring of 2015. It was a life-changing experience that showed me the power in making personal connections and it also gave me insight into the roots of our society’s deepest problems. In addition to being an Inside-Out intern, I have continued my involvement with Inside-Out through alumni groups such as Serbu (Juvenile Detention Center) Book Club and Side-by-Side.