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Maxine Bryant - Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA, US

Maxine Bryant

Interim Associate Provost, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity | Georgia Southern University


Dr. Maxine Bryant holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Degree from Walden University.




Maxine Bryant Publication




Dr. Maxine Bryant on Reintegrating the Incarcerated




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)

Offender Reintegration

Motivational Speaking

Public Speaking

Criminal Justice & Corrections

Unaddressed Trauma and Incarceration

Accomplishments (8)

Alumni Recognition

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

Education (3)

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

The George-Anne  online


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.

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Georgia Southern addresses Student Government diversity resolution

The George-Anne  online


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.

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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