Dr. Matthew Sheridan, former Director of Highfields, holds a doctorate from Rutgers University. He has more than 35 years of experience working with both correctional adults and juveniles, advocates for education, and especially higher education in correctional institutions and upon release. He has served as Vice President of the Board for the New Jersey Association on Corrections, is an ad hoc consultant to Volunteers of America Delaware Valley and supports and encourages the use of evidence-based practices. Sheridan aligns with Convict Criminology and is a strong proponent for correctional reform and especially support for those being released from prison. Dr. Sheridan presents frequently on topics of abuse in corrections and careers in criminal justice. He has publications with Oxford University Press, Journal of Prisons and Prisoners, The Journal of Correctional Education, New Jersey Criminal Justice Educator, Justice Policy Journal, and Contemporary Justice Review.