Kent Dunnington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Director of gc @ fcig (Greenville College at FCI Greenville)
Program Description: Greenville College’s college in prison program, gc@fcig, offers individuals the opportunity to take for-credit, transferable college courses. Two courses are offered each academic term—fall, spring, and summer. One course is offered at the medium-security male facility, and is open to 25 students. Another course is offered at the minimum-security female facility, and is an inside-out course comprised of 10-15 incarcerated female students and 10-15 traditional Greenville College students. Each course is taught by a Greenville College instructor and is an accredited course from Greenville College’s academic catalog. Courses include introduction to anthropology, American social movements, ethics, drawing, introduction to communication, finance, and English literature.
Degrees Offered: No degrees offered at this time, however, transferable college classes available fall, spring and summer.
Headquarters: Greenville, IL
Correctional Facility Served: Federal Correctional Institution, Greenville, IL
Population Served: Incarcerated men at medium-security federal prison and incarcerated women at minimum-security federal prison.
Number of Students: Approximately 100 per year.
Year Founded: 2014
Founders: Kent Dunnington
College/University/Organization Partnerships: Greenville College
Funding: Greenville College donates the credits and much of the faculty labor. Book and labor costs supported by fundraising among College alums.