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Meet JIFORM Speaker, Prof Bryon Price As He Addreses World Migration Journalists

Professor Price

Prof Byron Price, the Global Director of Diaspora Innovation Institute, City University of New York, USA is set to address the world migration journalists on October 15, 2020 at the second edition of the Journalists International Forum For Migration, JIFORM, migration summit theme: Migration Governance and Media Strategy for Development During Pandermic. 





 Profile of Professor Byron E. Price 


 Byron E. Price, Ph.D. is a professor of public administration at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York in Brooklyn and the former Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair of Social Justice at Baruch College, which was an Endowed Visiting Professor position housed in the Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy.


He formerly served as the Director of the Barbara Jordan Institute of Policy Research and as an associate professor of political science in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas. Dr.


 Price spent five years at Rutgers University-Newark at the School of Public Affairs and Administration where he served as an assistant professor of public administration and director of the MPA and Executive MPA Programs as well as a number of other 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.


He also served as the prisoner reentry director for the City of Newark, NJ during his tenure at Rutgers.


 Before beginning his academic career, Byron served in the United States Army as Deputy Commander, Executive Officer and Training Officer at Fort Sill, OK in a period that covered the Desert Storm operation and he honorably separated in 1991 and achieved the rank of Captain.


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 coedited 3-volume set entitled “Prison Privatization: The Many facets of a Controversial Industry” by Praeger Publishers, September 2012. His areas of research are mass incarceration, prison privatization, prisoner reentry, school-to-prison pipeline, race, politics, social entrepreneurship, social reengineering and social justice. 

 Dr. Price received his undergraduate degree and his second graduate degree in Public Administration/Public Policy, from Texas Southern University. His other advance degrees were received at Oklahoma City University, an MBA in 1991, and his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in 2002.


He is the current Global Director of Diaspora Innovation Institute, City University of New York, USA.





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