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Marguerite Bryan, Ph.D.

Marguerite Bryan
Associate Professor
Dept. of Justice and Human Services
(954) 262-7017
Office: Mailman-Hollywood 319


  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
  • M.P.A. Georgia State University
  • B.A. New College, Florida

Professional Interests

Marguerite Bryan, Ph.D., is Program Director of the Masters in Criminal Justice Program in the Department of Justice and Human Services. She has taught courses in criminal justice/criminology, race and ethnicity, urban sociology and social research methods and has publications in these areas, as well as in public administration. She has also administered community outreach programs addressing juvenile delinquency and substance abuse prevention.

Dr. Bryan enjoys conducting research and engaging in policy/program evaluations. Some current interests include: analyzing and developing criminal justice research partnerships with universities; carrying out policy evaluation/policy development addressing social problems, such as recidivism among criminal offenders and examining ethics in the criminal justice system. She is also Faculty Researcher with the NSU-BSO Research Partnership, a unique university-community partnership between Nova Southeastern University and Broward Sheriff’s Office. 

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Criminal Justice
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Policy/program development and evaluation
  • Serve as Faculty Researcher in the NSU-BSO Partnership

Courses Taught

  • Preventing Juvenile Delinquency
  • Critical Issues in Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice Systems and Process
  • Substance Abuse Treatment in the Community
  • Special Topics in Substance Abuse Services & the Criminal Justice      
  • System Assessment & Evaluation of Family Support Programs
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

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