Noted scholar and author Dr. Byron E. Price will assume the position of Dean of the School of Business at Medgar Evers College, effective July 31, 2012. As Dean, Dr. Price shall steward the School through successful completion of its re-accreditation process with the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs and further strengthen the School’s role as a center for business and economic discourse.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Price to the College,” said Provost Howard Johnson. “Dr. Price brings with him a wealth of experience that will prove valuable in leading the School of Business to new levels of excellence.” Provost Johnson further stated that Dr. Price’s success-centered philosophy will ensure that faculty in the School have greater opportunities to excel in teaching and research. He added that Dr. Price’s extensive network of national and international partnerships will also ensure that our students have opportunities to compete and excel in the global marketplace.
Dr. Price comes to Medgar Evers College from the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas where he was a tenured associate professor of political science. Prior to TSU, Dr. Price spent five years at Rutgers University-Newark at the School of Public Affairs and Administration where he served as an assistant professor and director of the MPA and Executive MPA Programs as well as a number of other administrative and leadership positions including serving as the Associate Director of the National Center for Public Performance and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy.
“I am honored to have been selected as a member of the team at Medgar Evers College,” said Dr. Price. “This is a great opportunity to collaborate with the community, colleagues, and students to engage in relevant research that leads to viable solutions for the many economic, political and social concerns of our society.”
A leading scholar in the field of prison privatization, he is the author of the book, Merchandizing Prisoners: Who Really Pays for Prison Privatization published by Praeger Publishers in March 2006 and the forthcoming co-edited 3-volume set entitled Prison Privatization: A Controversial Industry by Praeger Publishers, September 2012. He has also published in the American Review of Public Administration; Administration & Society; the International Review of Public Administration, Public Productivity and Management Review; the International Journal of Public Administration and the Personnel Mix Journal, which was translated into Russian and the PA Times. An active and industrious researcher, his current work includes prisoner reentry, prison privatization, developing supportive autonomy models, caused based entrepreneurship, social justice and educational reform.
Dr. Price earned a B.S. in Administration of Justice/Psychology from Texas Southern University; a MBA in Business Administration/Management Information Systems from Oklahoma City University; an MPA in Public Administration/Public Policy from Texas Southern University; and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University.
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.