Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Johnnie Dumas Myers, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Office: SSB 259

Tel: 912-358-3227



Ph.D., Political Science, Clark Atlanta University


Dr. Myers is currently an associate professor in Criminal Justice at Savannah State University where she teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Crime, Law and Society, Women and Criminal Justice System, Ethics, and Juvenile Justice. Prior to coming to Savannah State University, she was the chairperson of the criminal justice department at Morris Brown College.   She serves as a peer reviewer for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services substance abuse programs, the Office of Minority Health, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and focus group member on topics as minority health, juvenile diversion and women in criminal justice.  She serves as the Project Director for the “Unlocking the Keys to Potential” a collaborative between Savannah State University and Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and is project director for “Get in the Know” addressing HIV/AIDS/Substance Abuse on College Campuses funded by CSAP and monitored by the McFarland and Associates. She is on the advisory boards of the National Addiction Transfer Technology Center, the National HBCU- Center for Excellence, the West Broad Street YMCA and the liaison to the Early College Program for Savannah State University with the Savannah-Chatham County School System. She serves as president of the National HBCU Substance Abuse Consortium.  She has received numerous awards to include the Service Award from the HBCU-National Resource Center, Morehouse School of Medicine 2008, Grantsmanship Award and Academic Excellence, Savannah State University, Who’s Who American Teachers for three years, Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, Leadership Georgia, UNCF re-training grant, Mellow Foundation grants, she is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who among Teachers. She presents scholarship at professional meetings with a most recent work  at the 2010 National African American Drug Policy Summit, the Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Conference on Substance Abuse and Mental Health addressing African American Women  in Leadership and at the Criminal Justice Summit on “Moving Towards Criminal Justice Reform” with emphasis on women, “Education the Gateway in Reducing Crime” at Clark Atlanta University and Unlocking the Keys to Potential: An Evaluation presented at the annual conference of the Family and Community Violence Prevention Program in Hawaii.

Research Interests

My research interests are: Women and Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; HIV and Substance Abuse; Ethics and Criminal Justice; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law and Corrections


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