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Dr. Maxine Bryant holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University, a Master of Arts Degree from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Degree from Walden University. All of her degrees have a concentration in Criminal Justice & Corrections.
In December, 2011, Dr. Bryant relocated to Savannah, GA from Indianapolis, IN and is currently a Lecturer of Criminal Justice at Georgia Southern University. She is a published author of two books and has been recognized and honored in many ways over the years. In 1994 she was recognized as one of America’s 2000 Notable Women. Additionally, Dr. Bryant is listed in the 1998 editions of the Marquis Who’s Who in the Midwest and in the International Who’s Who of Professionals.
Dr. Bryant’s research interest specifically focuses on factors contributing to the successful community reintegration of released prisons. Specifically, she has written and/or presented on transitional jobs for newly released prisoners, the role of the Black Church in successful offender reintegration, the impact of unaddressed childhood trauma and barriers to successful offender reintegration.
Ph.D., Human Services, Concentration in Criminal Justice (2013)
M.A., Criminal Justice Administration (1991)
Saginaw Valley State University
B.S., Criminal Justice & Corrections (1981)
Ball State University
Undergraduate – Community Based Treatment, Criminal Justice Administration, Criminology, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Ethical Theories & Moral Issues in Criminal Justice, Introduction to African-American Studies, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Law Enforcement, Mass Incarceration, Mass Incarceration and the African-American Community, Offender Reentry, and Universal Justice
Graduate – Institutional Incarceration & Treatment, Issues in LEAD Studies, and Mass Incarceration
Bryant, M. (2011). The truth be told. Indianapolis, IN: Popular Truth Publishing.
Bryant, M. (2007). I want my groove back!. . . God’s Way. Indianapolis, IN: Popular Truth Publishing.
Bryant, M. & da Cruz, B. K. (2016). Felon Disenfranchisement: The Voting Rights Act Fifty Years Later. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 16(3), 64-77.
2014 – MLK Outstanding Faculty Award
2011 – Indiana Senior Poet Honor Scroll Award
1998/1999 – The Marquis Who’s Who in the Midwest
1995 – 2,000 Notable American Women
1993/1994 – Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series
1988 – International Who’s Who of Professionals
Last updated: 8/5/2019