Autry Byrd

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Autry McGary Byrd is a professional social worker with nearly 20 years of social services experience. Dr. Byrd’s professional experience includes extensive administrative and supervisory positions within the United States Department of Defense, United Way, the Department of Education, and the Department of Family and Children Services providing direct client services and macro administration. Dr. Byrd transitioned to teaching in higher education in the area of social work and human services for multiple colleges and universities which is her primary role now as a social work educator. At Walden University, she teaches in the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services.


PhD, Capella University

MSW, Clark Atlanta University

BSW, Savannah State University