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B.J. Bryson

Ph.D., MSW, Professor



Education

  • Ph.D. - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • M.S.W. - University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • B.S.W. - University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Experience

  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA – BSW Program
  • Barry University, Miami Shores, FL – BSW, MSW & PhD Programs
  • Radford University, Abington , VA – MSW Program
  • Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC -  BSW Program
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN - BSW Program
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA – BSW & MSW Programs
  • Tanner Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit, GA – Crisis Mental Health
  • Odessa Brown Children’s Health Clinic, WA – Community-based Social Worker & Adolescent Mental Health Counselor
  • Children’s Hospital, WA – Medical Social Worker – ER, Float & Sickle Cell Social Worker
  • Council on Battered Women, GA – Trainer
  • National Black Women’s Health Project, NC Organizer
  • First Statewide Black Women’s Health Conference Organizer, NC
  • Minority Women’s Wellness Program, NC – Program Coordinator
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, GA - Medical Social Worker
  • Grant writer & MSW Student Coordinator, The Esther Project, North Miami, FL
  • Consultive Evaluator for SISTAH’s & CHICAs Implementation, South FL AIDS Network, Miami, FL
  • Board Chair, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO
  • WOC Organizer, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC
  • WOC Organizer – Georgia Network Against Domestic Violence, GA

Awards and Recognitions

  • Black Faculty Advisory Associate (Appointment), Academic Affairs, James Madison University, 2020
  • Compass Award for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the President, James Madison University, 2019
  • Girls that Rock! Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha, James Madison University, 2019
  • Virginia Geriatric Education Center Scholar, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 2018
  • Diversity Enhancement Department Award, Office of the President, James Madison University, 2017
  • Woman of Distinction Award Nominee.  James Madison University, 2017
  • Faculty Community Engagement Award Nominee.  James Madison University, 2017
  • Make Your Next Move Nominee, Student Advising, Office of Career & Academic Planning, James Madison University, 2015
  • Diversity Enhancement Award Program, Faculty Award, Office of the President, James Madison University, 2014
  • Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award SHEV Nominee, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Richmond VA, 2014
  • Provost Award for Student Outcome Assessment, Committee Chair, Social Work Department, James Madison University, 2013
  • “All Together One” Award, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honorary Leadership Society, James Madison University, 2011
  • Council on Higher Education Accreditation National Award for Student Outcome Assessment, Washington, DC; Assessment Committee Chair, Department of Social Work, James Madison University, 2011

Professional Interests and Affiliations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Association (BPD)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Virginia Organizing 
  • Virginia Social Work Education Consortium