Dr. Brenda L. Bryant came to Mary Baldwin College in 1995 as director of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership. Currently, as dean of students, she combines teaching and administration and believes that combining both the teaching and practice of leadership makes her work with students relevant and well-grounded in theory and research. Dr. Bryant teaches in leadership studies, an interdisciplinary field rooted in the social sciences.
Dr. Bryant holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, Washington Public Affairs Center, where she taught for 10 years as an adjunct professor in the graduate program in public administration. Her master’s degree in education is from Catholic University and her BA in political science was awarded by Vassar College. Her particular areas of interest in addition to leadership are organization behavior and fourth generation evaluation.
Prior to coming to Mary Baldwin, Dr Bryant served as executive vice president of Creative Associates International, Inc., a Washington-based consulting firm specializing in international development, democratic transition, and women’s education.