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About Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, where she has taught 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. She serves as the Georgia Chair for the National Association of Women Judges, and is on the executive board of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
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.


2012 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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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)


  • 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

Contact Information

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