Dr. Patience D. Bryant is the Director for Student Conduct and Ethical Development at California State University at Long Beach, where she is overseeing the creation and implementation of the university’s first restorative justice program: W.A.V.E. (Welcoming Accountable Voices & Education).
Dr. Bryant holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. She formerly served as the Associate Director for Campus Life & Student Development at ‎Texas A&M University Commerce and as the first Student Conduct Coordinator for the Department of Student Housing at the University of Mississippi, where she also restorative justice into their current student conduct programs. Dr. Bryant serves as a faculty member for the Donald D. Gehring Academy by the Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA) and serves at the Director of Education for the ASCA Board of Directors.