Maxine Bryant is a senior lecturer of Criminal Justice at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus. With more than 30 years of experience helping prisoners re-integrate into society, she served as the Director of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office’s Detainee Work Release Program and the Project Manager for the Savannah End Gun Violence Campaign. She earned a Ph.D. in Human Services from Walden University and works to change society one class at a time through her website The Virtual Professor, which focuses on the United States criminal justice system.