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About Rebecca Davis (Emerita)

Rebecca Davis is an Associate Professor Emerita of Criminal Justice & Criminology She has taught a this subject since 1994. She holds an M.A. from Georgia Southern University and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. Davis is the founding and current director of Georgia Southern University’s Office of Pre-Law Advising.

Davis’ scholarship focuses on judicial biography and Fourth Amendment issues. Her latest biography, Justice Leah Ward Sears: Seizing Serendipity, was published in September 2017 by the University of Georgia Press. Davis co-authored the biography Judge Faye Sanders Martin: Head Full of Sense, Heart Full of Gold(Mercer University Press) and has published articles in the Georgia Historical QuarterlyThe Justice ProfessionalPolicing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, and the Georgia State Bar Journal.
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Present Emeritus Faculty, Georgia Southern University College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Emeriti, Retired, and In Memoriam

Curriculum Vitae


2015 - 2018 Constitution Day Poster Competitions
National Association of Women Judges
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - 2019 Georgia Chair, National Association of Women Judges
2018 Member, Search Committee, Georgia Southern University
2015 - 2018 Coordinator for Constitution Day Poster Competition, Georgia Southern University
2016 - 2017 Member, T&P Committee
2016 - 2017 Member, Undergraduate Committee
2013 - 2017 Volunteer, A Day for Southern on Campus
2017 Chair, Mid-Contract Review Committee
2017 Member, Search Committee
2016 Member, CLASS Personnel Committee
2014 - 2015 Member, Search Committee
2015 Member, Pre-Tenure Review Committee
2013 - 2014 Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee
2009 - 2010 Volunteer, A Day for Southern on Campus
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Performance in International Studies (Graduate School - 1988)
  • Nominated for the Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning (1999-2000)
  • Nominated for the GSU Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction (2000-2001)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award of Distinction in Service (2004)
  • CLASS student senate representatives’ inaugural Professor of the Month (2012)
  • Center for Online Learning Faculty Ambassador (2012)
  • Educational Leave Grant (Spring 2014)


  • Legal Process (Online)
  • Law, Justice, Society (online)
  • Evidence and Procedure (Online)
  • Law and Society
  • Justice Studies Internship
  • Directed Study in Justice Studies
  • Directed Study in Political Science
  • Honors Thesis
  • American Government
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Evidence
  • Judicial Process NET
  • Judicial Process
  • Criminal Procedure NET
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law NET
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law


May 1992 Juris Doctor, University of Georgia School of Law

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8105
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0064
Room Carroll Building 2213


Books (2)

Peer Review Articles (4)

Encyclopedia Entries (4)

Trade Publication (1)

Other (4)

Presentations, Panels, and Conference Papers (8)