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Heiner, Brady

Executive Director, Project Rebound at CSUF; Chair, CSU Project Rebound Consortium

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy and African American Studies

Office: 657-278-2950

Department: 657-278-3611



Brady Heiner is the founding chair of the CSU Project Rebound Consortium and the founder and executive director of Project Rebound at Cal State Fullerton. He grew up in California's Central Valley, also known as California's "prison alley," where there are more prisons per capita than institutions of higher learning. He holds a bachelor's degree in modern culture & media from Brown University, and a master's degree and Ph.D. in philosophy from the State University of New York. He is an associate professor of philosophy and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of African American Studies at Cal State Fullerton. Heiner is the recipient of the Cal State Fullerton University Leadership Award, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Untenured Faculty Award, and the Dean's Award for Faculty Scholarly Achievement. He was selected by the Orange County Register as one of the "Most Influential People in Orange County."

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Prisons
  • Higher education in prison
  • Mass incarceration
  • Policing
  • Public safety
  • Prisoner reentry
  • Racism

  • African American Studies
  • California -- Politics
  • Community Relations
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culture -- Diversity
  • Education -- Ethics
  • Education -- Higher Ed
  • Education -- Policy
  • History -- American
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Philosophy
  • Police
  • Politics -- California
  • Poverty
  • Racial Issues
  • Violence
  • Education -- Leadership

  • French
  • Italian

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Global