Sandy Sherizen

Course Leader Bio

I was trained as a sociologist, specializing on criminology issues, and then became a computer security and privacy consultant, writer, and lecturer. I have taught at various universities, was invited for various media engagements, led seminars, and given speeches in many domestic and international settings. As an ex-president, I am active at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury. Having flunked retirement, I have taught ESL to adult immigrants and now serve on a patient research ethics and safety board (IRB) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I am currently a mentor in the College Behind Bars program. At several lifelong learning programs, I have taught a variety of topics including crime and criminal justice, the sociology of “deviant” behavior, the invisible forms of manipulation, the death of privacy, and surviving the Inquisition as a Secret Jew/Crypto Jew.