Faculty Bio

Byron Price

Visiting Professor and Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair of Social Justice, PhD, Mississippi State University

  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


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 Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair for Social Justice at Baruch College, which is housed in the Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy. He formerly served 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. 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 prison privatization, prisoner reentry, school-to-prison pipeline, race, politics and social justice.

He received his BS and MPA from Texas Southern University, an MBA from Oklahoma City University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University.

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