Maxine Bryant, Ph.D.
Maxine Bryant, Ph.D. – Director of the Center for Africana Studies and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Center, Georgia Southern University
Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., serves as the director of both the Center for Africana Studies and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Center at Georgia Southern University. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. With more than 30 years of experience helping prisoners successfully reintegrate into society, she is a much sought-after resource for community organizations, city government, family members of justice-impacted persons and justice-impacted persons themselves. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Services from Walden University and is committed to changing society through her podcast Criminalized by Color and her website, The Virtual Professor, both of which focus on the U.S. criminal justice system. Additionally, Maxine writes a monthly column for the Savannah Morning News. She uses this forum to teach readers about the Black culture in the Lowcountry.