Thomas Fabisiak, Ph.D.

Director of the Chillon Project

Thomas Fabisiak serves as Director of the Chillon Project. He began teaching at Arrendale State Prison in 2012 through Emory University’s Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) program. Fabisiak co-directed CTS, which provides non-credit classes in theology and religious studies, from 2015-2016 while working with other members of CCISE to launch the Chillon Project. After Arrendale was designated as a site of Life University in 2016 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Fabisiak began coordinating Chillon before taking over as its Director. Fabisiak completed his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Emory in 2014 and has published work on secularism and modernity, ethics, and higher education in prison. He is currently leading a study on moral injury among correctional staff. He is a founding member and Co-Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison.