One afternoon during the late ’90s, Bob Kronick was sitting in a barbeque joint at the Peavine Road I-40 interstate ramp pondering his next move.
He’d spent the day at a Middle Tennessee prison, and he was frustrated. Kronick has a doctorate in social psychology and chaired UT’s Department of Human Services from 1971-2001, when he moved to the College of Education’s Ed Psych and Counseling department. He had developed rehabilitative services for inmates, but things weren’t working as well as he’d hoped. Then he had a revelation: