Dr. Alfred Bryant is the Dean of Campbell University’s School of Education & Human Sciences and is an enrolled member of the Lumbee American Indian Tribe. He received his B.A. in English Language and Literature from UNC-Pembroke and both his Masters (1992) and Ph.D. (1998) in Counselor Education from NC State University. Dr. Bryant is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (NCBLCMHC). He served as the Dean of the School of Education, the Founding Director of the Southeast American Indian Studies Program and Full Professor in the Educational Leadership and Counseling Department at UNC-Pembroke.
Dr. Bryant has published numerous articles on American Indian racial identity attitudes and cultural orientation, American Indian suicide ideation, school bullying, parental beliefs about children’s emotions, Health differences among Lumbee Indians using different sources of care, impact of acculturation and psychosocial variables on academic performance of American Indians, American Indian student success and psychosocial development. He is a past recipient of the UNC-Pembroke School of Education Distinguished Faculty award. His 30 years of service to the State of NC included serving as high school counselor, as an Academic Advisor in UNC-Pembroke’s Freshman Seminar Program, as an Academic Advisor in North Carolina State University’s First Year College and as Professor, program director, department chair, Associate Dean, Dean and Director of the Southeast American Indian Studies Program at the UNC-Pembroke. He also spent a year on the campus of UNC-Charlotte working with Chancellor Phil Dubois as an ACE Fellow.