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Published:April 27th, 2010 21:22 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with Stephen J. Steurer, Ph.D., Transforming Lives Through Education

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


Stephen Steurer is currently the statewide coordinator of academic programs (literacy through high school) for all adult prison education programs and the male juvenile Hickey School under the authority of the Maryland State Department of Education (over 25 years) and Executive Director of the Correctional Education Association, the largest association of educators in adult and juvenile corrections (17 years).

In 1967, Mr. Steurer taught Title I classes in the Chicago public schools; from 1969-1973 taught Title I classes as well as History, Italian, English, and Reading in the Washington, D.C. public schools; from 1973 to present administers academic programs in basic literacy, adult basic education, and GED in the Maryland Correctional Education Program in the state prisons; from 1986 to present manages the business office and legislative affairs of the Correctional Education Association.

Mr. Steurer holds an A.B. Degree from Loyola University of Chicago, with a major in History; M.S. Degree from Georgetown University of Washington, D.C. in Linguistics and Italian Language; and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Secondary Education, Reading Disabilities.

He publishes widely in educational and correctional journals, and testifies to both Senate and House Congressional Committees on special and adult education.

Mr. Steurer aspires to convince the public and educational communities that correctional education makes a difference for education and public safety.