David Myers, Ph.D.

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Director of Criminal Justice Department

Criminal Justice Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

University of Maryland , College Park, MD

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice; May 24, 1999

Shippensburg University , Shippensburg, PA

Master of Science in Administration of Justice; August 12, 1994

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; December 16, 1989

About David

Prior to joining the University of New Haven, Dr. Myers was a Professor with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he worked from 1998-2016. He has taught more than 25 different courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, specializing in classes on research methods and quantitative analysis, juvenile justice and delinquency, and criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation. He has published 3 books and over 40 journal articles, book chapters, or other scholarly works, and his scholarship has appeared in such journals as Criminology and Public Policy, Crime & Delinquency, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Dr. Myers currently is the Editor of ACJS Today, Editor of Routledge Studies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, Editor of EBP Quarterly, and Associate Editor of Criminal Justice Policy Review. In addition, he currently serves as chair of the ACJS Public Policy Committee, board member of the Crime & Justice Research Alliance, and is a certified reviewer for Crimesolutions.gov and the OJJDP Model Programs Guide. He previously served as Dean’s Associate in the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research, Interim Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at IUP, Interim Executive Director of the IUP Research Institute, and Interim Director of the IUP Murtha Institute for Homeland Security.  
Curriculum Vitae

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Recent Scholarly Activity


“Deterrence, as Delinquency Policy”
David L. Myers
Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
Wiley-Blackwell (2017)

“Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court: Ongoing Search for Scientific Support”
David L. Myers
Criminology & Public Policy (2016, Vol. 16, No. 3)

“Using Evidence to Benefit Practice: Evidence-Based Criminal Justice”
David L. Myers
Criminology and Criminal Justice for the Curious: Why Study Criminal Justice?  
The Curious Academic Publishing (2015)

“Restorative Justice and Community Corrections”
David L. Myers and Jeremy Olson
Criminal Justice Policy Review (2015, Vol. 26, No. 1)

Becoming an Evidence-Based Organization: Demonstrating Leadership and Organizational Growth
David L. Myers
Joyfields Institute for Professional Development (2013)

“Offender Reentry and Reintegration: Policy and Research”
David L. Myers and Jeremy Olson
Criminal Justice Policy Review (2013, Vol. 24, No. 1)

“Accountability and Evidence-Based Approaches: Theory and Research for Juvenile Justice”
David L. Myers
Criminal Justice Studies (2013, Vol. 26, No. 2)

“Evidence-Based Crime Policy: Enhancing Effectiveness through Research and Evaluation”
David L. Myers and Jason D. Spraitz
Criminal Justice Policy Review (2011, Vol. 22, No. 2)

“Practitioner Perceptions of Juvenile Transfer in Pennsylvania”
David L. Myers, Daniel Lee, Dennis Giever, and Jay Gilliam
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice (2011, Vol. 9, No. 3)

“Juvenile Transfer and Deterrence: Re-examining the Effectiveness of a “Get Tough” Policy”
Kareem L. Jordan and David L. Myers
Crime & Delinquency (2011, Vol. 57, No. 2)

Conference Presentations


“Incorporation and Effectiveness of Internships in Criminal Justice Curriculum”
David L. Myers
Kansas City, MO, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, March 2017

“Evidence-Based Corrections and Reentry in a Rural Pennsylvania County”
David L. Myers, Dennis Giever, & Daniel Lee
Kansas City, MO, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, March 2017

“Evidence-Based School Safety: Establishing Effective Research Partnerships”
David L. Myers
New Orleans, LA, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2016

“Evidence-Based Organizations: Keys for Effective Development”
David L. Myers, Daniel Lee, and Dennis Giever
Washington, DC, ASC Annual Meeting, November 2015

Research Interests

Criminal Justice Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, Crime and Delinquency Prevention, Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis

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