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.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Criminal Justice & Corrections
Unaddressed Trauma and Incarceration
2018 - Always Strong Armstrong Alumni Recognition
Top Advisor Award
2018 - Armstrong State University
MLK Outstanding Faculty Award
2014 – MLK Outstanding Faculty Award
Indiana Senior Poet Honor Scroll Award
2011 – Indiana Senior Poet Honor Scroll Award
The Marquis Who’s Who in the Midwest
2,000 Notable American Women
1995 – 2,000 Notable American Women
Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series
1993/1994 – Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series
International Who’s Who of Professionals
1988 – International Who’s Who of Professionals
Walden University: Ph.D., Human Services, Concentration in Criminal Justice 2013
Dissertation: An Incubator Approach: The Shared Experiences of Persons in a Post-Incareration Transitional Jobs Program
Saginaw Valley State University: M.A., Criminal Justice Administration 1991
Thesis: Not In My Neighborhood! Community Response to Community Halfway House Programs
Ball State University: B.S., Criminal Justice & Corrections 1981
Media Appearances (2)
President's Diversity Advisory Council to conduct study of all three GS campuses
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The President’s Diversity Advisory Council will conduct a SWOT assessment on each of Georgia Southern University's consolidated campuses.
The assessment will test the strengths, weaknesses, opportunity and threats that are on each GS campus and will also conduct a Strategic Plan.
Georgia Southern addresses Student Government diversity resolution
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Georgia Southern University will establish a Presidential Diversity Advisory Council and more student programs in response to SGA Executive Vice President Valencia Warren's resolution submitted last semester.
The Georgia Southern Faculty Senate finalized the resolution brought up by Warren in November 2017 to address the disparity of minority students.
Event Appearances (5)
Justaposed Effect of Race and Trauma
The Criminal Justice Association of Georgia Valdosta, GA - 2019
What About Trauma?: Trauma. Mental Health. Substance Abuse. Criminality
Community Dialogue on Mental Illness & Substance Abuse: A Gateway Into the Criminal Justice System, Living Waters Church Indianapolis, IN - 2018
Pen and Paper - Sharing Your Story
Student African American Sisterhood National Conference Indianapolis, IN - 2018
The Myth of Post-Racial America
Black Heritage Diversity Brown Bag Series Georgia Southern, Armstrong and Liberty Campuses - 2018
I Am Visible: I Hurt
2017 Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Justice and Resistance Athens, GA - 2017