Alan Mobley, PhD (University of California-Irvine, 2001) is an activist, writer, researcher, and professor of Criminal Justice and Public Affairs at San Diego State University. He first became interested in criminal justice issues in 1984, when he was arrested on narcotics charges. While in US federal prison, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and sociology, respectively, and studied eastern philosophy and yoga. His university teaching and professional writings explore the many dimensions of mass incarceration and justice system involvement, particularly the experience of prison and its aftermath. His scholarly publications include journal articles, book chapters and research reports on a variety of topics in penal and restorative justice. As a researcher and activist, he is a co-founder of Convict Criminology, an influential group of academic researchers with personal histories of justice-involvement; All of Us or None, the US civil rights organization that launched the “Ban the Box” movement, significantly reducing employment discrimination against formerly incarcerated people; the Project Rebound Consortium of the California State University, the largest university system in the US.  Project Rebound is an academic outreach and support program for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. Dr. Mobley is also co-founder of Center for Council’s Inmate Council Program, which offers trainings to incarcerated men and women in a peer-facilitated circle dialogue process called Council. The program currently is in use in 20 California prisons (;