Patience D. Bryant

Director for Student Conduct and Ethical Development
California State University-Long Beach

Dr. Patience D. Bryant (She/They) is the Director for Student Conduct and Ethical Development at California State University-Long Beach, where she oversaw the creation and implementation of the university’s first restorative justice program: W.A.V.E. (Welcoming Accountable Voices & Education) and serves as the university’s chief judicial officer. Dr. Bryant holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University and previously worked at the University of Mississippi and Texas A&M University-Commerce where she led the introduction of restorative justice into their traditional student conduct processes. Dr. Bryant was featured as a contributing author in the ACUHO-I/ASCA collaborative book: Conduct and Community: Residence Life Practitioners Guide and as a contributing author in the Student Conduct Practice (2nd Edition) book. Her research areas of interest include vulnerable student populations, alternative dispute resolution, and bias response. Dr. Bryant has also served as a track coordinator and faculty member for the Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA)'s Donald D. Gehring Academy and currently serves as the Director of Education on the ASCA Board of Directors.