VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Library Liaison to the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Research and Instructional Services
Room 126, James Branch Cabell Library
M.S Sociology. Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993.
B.S Sociology and Anthropology. Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991.
Previous Professional Experience
Project Evaluator DOE Grant: Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology
School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001-2004
Assistant Professor. Department of Sociology
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000-2005
Graduate Director. Department of Sociology
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000-2003
Affiliate Faculty. School of Education Associates, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996-2008
Instructor. Department of Sociology
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993-2000
Adjunct Faculty; Mary Washington College, 1994-1996
Bryant, N. 2005. Challenging Contexts and Changing Directions: An Evaluation Redesign. Chapter 17 in Integrated Technologies, Innovative Learning: Insights from the PT3 Program. Steve Rhine and Mark Bailey [Eds]. Eugene, OR. International Society for Technology in Education.
Bryant, N. 2002. Book Review. Education and Democratic Theory: Finding a Place for Community Participation in Public School Reform. A. Beldon Fields and Walter Feinberg. Albany: State University of New York Press in Contemporary Sociology.
Bryant, N. 1998. Reducing the Relational Distance Between Actors: A Case Study in School Reform. Urban Education. Vol 33 No.1, Mar. 34-49.
Bryant, N., Taylor, D., Hartman, D. 1994. Educational Policy and Training Implications of Social Science Research: Lessons from an Inner-City Elementary School. Clinical Sociology Review. Vol 12, 206-221.
Brady, K, Bryant, N. (May, 2012). Collaborating Across Campuses and Continents: Welcome to the Future! Presentation at the 40th Annual LOEX Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Bryant, N., Brady, K. (June, 2012). An Open Access Research Guide to Drug and Alcohol Studies: Supporting Information Needs in Developing Nations. Guest Speaker and Poster Presentation at the NIDA International Forum, Palm Springs, CA.
Bryant, N. (October, 2002). Educational Technology: Salvation or Damnation? Paper presentation at the Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting , Memphis TN.
Bryant, N. Teaching with Blackboard. (Spring, 2002) The Center for Teaching Excellence. Virginia Commonwealth University.
Creighton-Zollar, A., Bryant, N. (October, 1999) Teaching Actively and Collaboratively About the Experiences of African Americans. Presentation at the Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi.
Bryant, N. (October, 1998). The Persistence Paradox among Black Students at a Predominantly White University: A Case Study of Students’ Integrative Patterns on Campus. Presentation at the Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Lafayette, LA.
Bryant, N. (October, 1998). Considering Black/White Differences in the Provision of Familial Aid: Implications for the Student Role. Presentation at the Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Lafayette, LA.
Bryant, N. (June, 1996). Considering Racial Differences in Networks, “Net Work,” and the Costs of Social Integration: Implications for Persistence in Higher Education. International Sociological Association, UCLA.
Hartman, D., Bryant, N., Taylor, D. (Nov, 1993). Educational Policy and Training Implications of Anthropological Research: Lessons from an Inner-City Elementary School. Presentation at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
Bryant, N. (September, 1990). Identifying Factors that Contribute to Students’ Attitudes About School: An Urban Case Study. Presentation at the Social Science Research Council’s Conference on Undergraduate Research on the Urban Underclass. Columbia University.
Virginia Commonwealth University:
SOCY 602 Studies in Community Research Practicum
SOCY 502 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOCY 492 Independent Study
SOCY 450 Sociology of Education
SOCY 650 Theories of Social and Institutional Change
SOCY 402 Theories of Social Change (WI)
SOCY 327 Urban Sociology
SOCY 302 Social Problems
AAS 391 Urban Poverty
SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology
Mary Washington University:
SOC 321 Race and Ethnic Relations
University Committee Work
Thesis Advisor; Master's of Interdisciplinary Studies. 2009.
Dissertation Committee; Department of Educational Leadership. Outside committee member. 2004-Present.
Graduate Academic Committee. Department of Sociology Representative. 2000-2003.
Thesis Advisor; Sociology Master's Program. 2000-2003.
Office of University Partnerships Application Review Panel for HUD Community Outreach Partnership Centers Grants. 1999, 2002, 2003.
University Grade Appeal Committee. 2000
Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund (HEETF). Sociology Department representative. 1995-1997.
University Library Committee. Sociology Department Representative. 1993-1996.
VCU Libraries Promotion and Tenure Committee. Graduate student representative. 1993.
VCU Libraries Committee Work
VCU Libraries Promotion and Tenure Committee.; Graduate student representative. 1993 .
Collection Management Subject Areas
Cabell Reference Collection - Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Learning theories, curriculum development, instructional design, open access resources.