Jill Stockwell directs the Princeton University Prison Teaching Initiative, a part of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Jill was previously a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton affiliated with the Prison Teaching Initiative and the University Center for Human Values. Jill has taught literature and composition courses with PTI since 2013, and was a PTI University Administrative Fellow in 2016. Jill holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and was a Fulbright and Social Science Research Council fellow.
"My University Administrative Fellowship (UAF) experience allowed me to explore and embrace a career trajectory that aligned with my passion for education equity and social justice. Today, I am privileged to host two fantastic UAFs as Director of the Prison Teaching Initiative. Each of our fellows makes a significant positive impact on our organization, helping us to continuously improve our programming for incarcerated students around New Jersey.
PTI runs on graduate student leadership! Our fellows bring the energy, critical thinking, and passion that allows us to continuously grow and fulfill our mission.
As one of the first offices on campus to have a UAF, the Prison Teaching Initiative has a long history of partnering with the graduate school to support graduate student professional development. To a person, every UAF we’ve worked with has been thoughtful and passionate, and has brought new energy and ideas to our program. UAFs have made a significant impact on our program. Simply put, we love our UAFs!"