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Roger Byrd

Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Mr. Roger Byrd

Educational Background:

  • B.S. (Political Science), Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon, Georgia
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration), Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
  • Ed.D.(c) (Leadership), Valdosta State University

Career Experience:

  • Associate Dean of Adult Education, 2009 - present
  • Board of Directors of the Civic Affairs Foundation, appointed in 2015
  • Trustee, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia, 2014 – present
  • Member of the GBC Commission on Education, 2013 – present
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the GBC, 1989 and 2015 – present
  • Member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1981-2002
  • House Messenger/Chief of Staff 2004-2005
  • Vice-chairman of the Southern States Growth Strategies Board, 1992-2002
  • Member of the State Road and Tollway Authority, 2005-2009
  • Member of the Medical Center of Georgia Authority, 2005-2009

Academic Interests:

  • The Bureaucracy
  • Intergovernmental Relationships
  • Public Policy
  • Adult Education
  • Criminal Justice Reform

Courses Taught at BPC:

  • American Government
  • State and Local Government
  • American Political Thought
  • Community and Organizational Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Reform


  • Byrd, Roger C., Criqui, Orvel. (1992) Fifty Fearless Men: The Story of Forsyth’s Scouts and Beecher Island. P

Recent Conference Presentations:

  • Social Europe; The American Perspective (April 2016)
  • Presented at the European Public Policy Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • “A Short Route to Chaos: Private Conscience and Public Duty”, 2014 "Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month" in Georgia
  • “The Patrick Henry – Onslow Debates”, 2014 Georgia Political Science Association Conference
  • “When the Devil Turned ‘Round: Lessons From the Georgia State Prison Riots of 1978”, 2013 Crime Victims Recognition Week

Conference Presentations:

  • Byrd, Roger C. (April 2009). John Fremont: The Pathfinder That Lost His Way. Presented at the Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
  • Byrd, Roger C. (February 2005). There is Our Country: Georgians and the Lure of the West. Presented at the Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
  • Byrd, Roger C. (May, 1994). The Public Will: Expression and Implementation. Presented at the National Association of Licensing Professionals Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Updated on: February 16, 2015 10:17 PM