David Myers, Ph.D.

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Professor
Chair

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

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

Dr. Myers has taught more than 30 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 50 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, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, and Criminal Justice Studies.

Dr. Myers currently serves as President of the national Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice, subject matter expert for the Crime & Justice Research Alliance, executive board member of the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, and a member of the Urban Institute’s Federal Justice Research Network. He is a certified reviewer for Crimesolutions.gov and the OJJDP Model Programs Guide, and he is the Editor of ACJS Today, Editor of Routledge Studies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, and Editor and columnist for EBP Quarterly.

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 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.

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Recent Scholarly Activity

Recent Publications

"Red-Flagging the Leagues: The U.S. Sports Most in Danger from Match-Fixing"
Declan Hill, Michele Vittorio, Christopher Rasmussen, and David L. Myers
Sport in Society (2020, Vol. 23, No. 11)

"Enhancing Community Safety through Urban Demolition: An Exploratory Study of Detroit, Michigan"
Joshua M. Regan and David L. Myers
Justice Policy Journal (2020, Vol. 17, No. 1)

"Supervision of the Domestic Violence Offender: An Exploratory Study"
Mathilda Spencer, John A. Anderson, and David L. Myers
Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society (2020, Vol. 17, No.1)

"Using Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships to Enhance Evidence-Based Probation Services"
David L. Myers, Daniel R. Lee, and Dennis M. Giever
National Association of Probation Executives: Executive Exchange (Summer 2020)

"An Evaluation of Transforming Youth Justice: A Leadership Development Program"
Kevin J. Earl & David L. Myers
Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services (2019; http://npjs.org/jajjs)

"Evaluating Project Safe Neighborhoods in Connecticut: A Youth Opportunity Initiative"
Sara R. Jeffries, David L. Myers, Jonathan A. Kringen & Ronald W. Schack
Crime Prevention and Community Safety (2019; Vol. 21, No. 4)

"Evaluation Results from the Somerset County Day Reporting Center"
David L. Myers, Daniel R. Lee, and Dennis M. Giever
EBP Quarterly (2019, Vol. 4, No. 2)

"Connecticut Project Safe Neighborhoods 2016: A Youth Opportunity Initiative"
Sara R. Jeffries, David L. Myers, Anne Kringen, and Ronald W. Schack
EBP Quarterly (2019, Vol. 4, No. 1)

"The Evolution of the Juvenile Court: Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice"
By Barry C. Feld (Book Review)
David L. Myers
ACJS Today (2018, Vol. 43, No. 3)
Theory in Action (2018, Vol. 11, No. 4)

"Second Chance in Action: A Case Study of Evidence-Based Approaches and a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership"
David L. Myers, Daniel R. Lee & Dennis M. Giever
EBP Quarterly (2018, Vol. 3, No. 1)

"Research, Policy, and Politics: Can ACJS Today Thrive in this Environment?"
David L. Myers
ACJS Today (2017, Vol. 42, No. 4)

"Youth Mentoring: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice"
David L. Myers
EBP Quarterly (2017, Vol. 2, No. 3)

"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)

Recent Funded Grants and Contracts

"Specialty Court Evaluation"
$40,000 contract from U.S. Probation Office, Connecticut District (10/17-10/19)
Jonathan A. Kringen and David L. Myers, Co-Principal Investigators

"Connection, Inc. Research Partnership"
$50,000 contract from The Connection, Inc. (10/17-10/18)
Jonathan A. Kringen and David L. Myers, Co-Principal Investigators

"CSI-University of New Haven Research Partnership"
$100,000 contract from Community Solutions, Inc. (10/17-10/18)
Jonathan A. Kringen and David L. Myers, Co-Principal Investigators

"Project Safe Neighborhoods: Connecticut 2016"
$30,000 award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (10/17-09/19)
Jonathan A. Kringen and David L. Myers, Co-Principal Investigators

"Project Safe Neighborhoods: Connecticut 2014"
$30,000 award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (10/16-09-17)
Jonathan A. Kringen and David L. Myers, Co-Principal Investigators

"Newhallville Safe Neighborhoods Initiative: Byrne Criminal Justice Innovations"
$90,000 award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (10/15-09/18)
Jonathan A. Kringen and David L. Myers, Co-Principal Investigators

"Second Chance Act Reentry Initiative, Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities"
$637,634 award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to Somerset County, PA (10/15-09/18)
David L. Myers, Daniel R. Lee, and Dennis M. Giever, Consultants/Program Evaluators

Conference Presentations

"An Evaluation of Federal Support Court in Connecticut"
David L. Myers
Marlborough, MA, New England Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference, November 2019

"Sentencing Outcomes in a Federal Specialty Court"
David L. Myers and Joseph Dule
San Francisco, CA, ASC Annual Meeting, November 2019

"An Evaluation of a Juvenile Justice Leadership Development Program"
Kevin Earl & David L. Myers
Baltimore, MD, ACJS Annual Meeting, March 2019

"An Evaluation of Federal Support Courts in Connecticut"
David L. Myers, Joseph Dule, Kevin Earl, Mengbei Wang, & Timothy Daty
Atlanta, GA, ASC Annual Meeting, November 2018

"Reentry in a Rural Setting: Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices"
Daniel Lee, David L. Myers, & Dennis Giever
Atlanta, GA, ASC Annual Meeting, November 2018

"Risk and Protective Factors for Radicalization of Individuals in the United States"
Ewa Zielinska, Mirlinda Ndrecka, & David L. Myers
Atlanta, GA, ASC Annual Meeting, November 2018

"Second Chance Act in Action: Smart Supervision in a Rural Pennsylvania County"
David L. Myers, Dennis Giever, & Daniel Lee
New Orleans, LA, ACJS Annual Meeting, February 2018

"Reentry in a Rural Setting: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices"
Daniel R. Lee, Dennis M. Giever, & David L. Myers
Philadelphia, PA, ASC Annual Meeting, November 2017

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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