Sheriff (Ret) Currie Myers, PhD, MBA is on Faculty with the Criminology Department of Benedictine College and a Visiting Senior Fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and their Right on Crime Initiative.
Dr. Myers has a combined 35 years of professional experience as a state trooper, special agent, sheriff, criminologist, professor, consultant, and executive. Dr. Myers ended his law-enforcement career as the sheriff of Johnson County, Kansas, which serves a population of more than 650,000 citizens in the Kansas City Metropolitan area and is one of the largest sheriffs’ offices in the Midwest (with nearly 800 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. Prior to his service as sheriff he was a Kansas State Trooper and a Kansas Bureau of Investigation Senior Special Agent including a six-year assignment to the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Kansas City Drug Task Force.
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.
In 2006, Dr. Myers founded SMA, a consulting company that has provided high-level consulting services for many public, private, and government clients over the years. He resides in Mission, Kansas with his wife, Bernadette. They have five children, and five grand-children and growing.