Bryson Davis

Assistant Professor

EducationBryson Davis

  • Ph.D. (in progress), Urban Policy and Development, Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • Master's of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Kent State University College of Public Health
  • Bachelor's of Science, Biology (Major) and Religious Studies (Minor), University of Mount Union


  • 2021-Current, Instructor of Sociology and Criminal and Restorative Justice, Malone University
  • 2021, University Innovation Fellow, Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design 
  • 2019-Current, Graduate Assistant, Cleveland State University
  • 2017-Current, Co-Founder and Director, The Akron Leadership Foundation

Teaching Assignments

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Problems in Society
  • Prejudice, Discrimination, and Inequality
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Research Methods
  • Criminal and Restorative Justice
  • Adolescence and Juvenile Justice 


Husband. Father. Pastor. CEO. Instructor. Learner. Bryson wears many hats that have afforded him rich experiences in some of the most challenging and beautiful places around the world. From his own upbringing in poverty to winning college championships, Bryson hopes his story will encourage and inspire others to embody stories of solidarity, liberation, and grace.