Dr. Currie Myers
Senior Visiting Fellow
Sheriff (Ret) Currie Myers, PhD, MBA has a combined 30 years of professional experience as a state trooper, special agent, sheriff, criminologist, professor, and university executive. Dr Myers ended his law enforcement career as the sheriff of Johnson County, Kansas which serves a population of more than 600,000 citizens in the Kansas City Metropolitan area and is one of the largest sheriff’s offices in the Midwest with nearly 750 employees and a jail population of approximately 1,000 inmates. He is a nationally recognized expert in criminal justice public policy as well as organizational management and leadership and has spoken at more than 1,000 local, state, and national conferences.
As a professor, Dr. Myers has developed and taught more than 25 courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level including disciplines within criminal justice, criminology, organizational management, leadership, ethics, and in the humanities. As a senior university executive (school dean and associate vice president), he has rolled out new degree programs, new product and program concepts, conducted program reviews, and have development outcomes-based, applied learning curriculum in various forms of modality (online, blended, and didactic). While the dean of the school of justice studies at Rasmussen College in Bloomington, Minnesota, Dr. Myers led a student population of nearly 2,000 along with approximately 150 faculty and staff to include a state-of-the-art police academy and corrections academy.
He is currently the director of instruction and curriculum development for iTEDIUM and a Senior Visiting Fellow for Public Safety and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Dr. Myers is also an adjunct professor at Benedictine College and the University of Missouri at Kansas City in the criminology departments and at Baker University in the MBA program, where he teaches leadership and management courses. He resides in Mission, Kansas with his wife. They have five children, ages 11-27.
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