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GREGORY E. SUMNER, Ph.D. (Greg) is a Tenured Professor of Criminal Justice and Course Coordinator at Georgia Highlands College.  He is the Founder of Professional Screening & Information, Inc. (PSI), and the Community Criminal Justice Foundation, Inc.   Dr. Sumner sold the majority of his stock holdings in PSI to a motivated group of private investors in April 2014.  Dr. Sumner 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 Storm serving in the United States Army and the Georgia Army National Guard.

Dr. Sumner 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 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 and currently as a Foundation Board member.

Dr. Sumner is a recipient of the Heart of the Community Award (2012) and Jacksonville State University Criminal Justice Alumni of the Year Award (2012).

Dr. Sumner is an active member of the community and state and serves on many non-profit boards of directors as well as a published author and frequent lecturer in areas related to crime and pre-employment screening.

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

Contact Information:

Email: gsumner@highlands.edu

Telephone: (706) 368-7630

Office: Floyd Campus, F-135

Page last updated: January 12, 2015