Criminal Justice & Criminology
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Maxine Bryant

Armstrong Campus

Office: University Hall – Room 229

Phone: (912) 344-3602

Email: MLBryant@georgiasouthern.edu

Biography

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.

Education

Ph.D., Human Services, Concentration in Criminal Justice (2013)
Walden University

M.A., Criminal Justice Administration (1991)
Saginaw Valley State University

B.S., Criminal Justice & Corrections (1981)
Ball State University

Courses Taught

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

Research

Books

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.

Journal Articles

Bryant, M. & da Cruz, B. K. (2016). Felon Disenfranchisement: The Voting Rights Act Fifty Years Later. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 16(3), 64-77.

Awards& Honors

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

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

PO Box 8105 Statesboro, GA 30460 • Statesboro 912-478-8007 • Armstrong 912-344-3500cjcrim@georgiasouthern.edu