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Roger C. Byrd

Roger C. Byrd

President's Office/Academic Affairs/Humanities and Social Sciences

Roger C. Byrd

Part-time Instructor


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Roger C. Byrd is a part-time instructor in the Division of Social Sciences.

Dr. Byrd is an Associate Professor of Social Sciences and the Director of Prison Programs at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation. Mr. Byrd is also a Senior Fellow with the Philemon Institute.

Prior to his career in education, Dr. Byrd was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1981 until 2002. During his tenure he chaired the standing committees of Human Relations and Aging and Intra-governmental Coordination. He subsequently served as the Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the Georgia House and as a member of the board of trustees of the Georgia Road and Tollway Authority.
Dr. Byrd’s book, “Sisyphus No More; The Case for Prison Education”, was published in 2020 by Rowman and Littlefield.

Dr. Byrd’s book, “Sisyphus No More; The Case for Prison Education”


B.A., Political Science, Brewton-Parker College
MSCJ, Georgia Southern University
MPA, Valdosta State University
EdD, Valdosta State University
Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media, Kennesaw State University

Research Interests:

Corrections Education
American Corrections Policy
Reentry and Recidivism