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Greg Sumner

GREGORY E. SUMNER, Ph.D. is a Tenured Professor and Course Coordinator of Criminal Justice at Georgia Highlands College and entrepreneur.  Greg founded a non-profit organization called the Community Criminal Justice Foundation, Inc. that provides scholarships to those seeking a degree in criminal justice and an annual lunch for law enforcement.   Greg has served as a deputy sheriff, police officer, and senior instructor for the State of Georgia Police Academy.  In addition, he is a Veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm serving in the Georgia Army National Guard and the United States Army.

Greg holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Walden University and conducted additional graduate studies in developmental psychology.  He conducted his doctoral residency through Walden University at Indiana University.  He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science from Jacksonville State University, where he was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma—a criminal justice national honor society, Lambda Alpha Epsilon—the American Criminal Justice Association, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. 

Greg is a recipient of the Heart of the Community Award (2012); Jacksonville State University Criminal Justice Alumni of the Year Award (2012); graduate of Leadership Georgia (2009) and is an active member of his community and state. He is the current Chair of the Northwest Georgia Police Academy, Community Foundation For Greater Rome Board of Directors and Jacksonville State University Foundation.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling and engaging in opportunities that create positive social change.

Greg and his family reside in Rome, Georgia where they are members of First Baptist Church of Rome.

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