Dr. Bryant is a community psychologist and professor whose areas of expertise are international service-learning; interfaith studies; diversity training and consciousness-raising; and qualitative, arts-based research methodologies. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in psychological theory, social justice, world religions, and gender and ethnicity. She is the Director of the Social Action Project (SOCACT) which operates in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, with international sites in South Africa and Rwanda. Through SOCACT, and in collaboration with community partners, she develops and launches community-wide initiatives using the arts, exhibits, spoken word poetry, dance, films, workshops, and demonstrations. Lockdown Legacy explores the school-to-prison pipeline and the affects it has on the incarcerated, their families, our communities, and the society at large. Tipping Point: Voices Averting the Fall, explores emerging social justice issues – immigration, policing practices, environmental justice – through the works of artists partnered with advocacy groups. Spirit and Justice will focus an interfaith dialog on these justice issues, asking what people of diverse traditions can do to bring about equity. Dr. Bryant develops interventions; conducts training sessions, workshops, and seminars; and assists community partners to develop expertise in designing their own interventions. Her activities include designing and implementing qualitative research to support local initiatives. She also develops problem-based programs within neighborhoods and nonprofits, in the mental health system, at academic and administrative levels of institutions, and in municipal and state government. In 1994 IU South Bend nominated the Social Action Project for the president’s “Thousand Points of Light” award for positive influence in communities. In 2004 the SOCACT was the Indiana University recipient of the Erlich Award for excellence in community-based initiatives, chosen from competitors on the other seven campuses. Dr. Bryant is the 2006 recipient of the Eldon Lundquist Award, Indiana University South Bend. The award is made to a meritorious faculty member of Indiana University South Bend who has exhibited excellence in teaching, scholarly or artistic achievement, and diversified relevant community service throughout the Michigan and Indiana region. She is also the 2007 recipient of the YWCA Woman of the Year award in Civil and Human Rights.