Lana McDowell

Dr. Lana A. McDowell

Professor of Criminal Justice/Criminology, Chair of Studies

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Dr. McDowell joined the Georgia Gwinnett College faculty as an associate professor of criminal justice and criminology in August 2014. McDowell earned her Ph.D. in administration of justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. Her primary research interests include corrections, criminological theory, restorative processes, as well as program development and evaluation.


  • Doctorate – administration of justice – The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Master’s – criminal justice/criminology – East Tennessee State University
  • Bachelor’s – criminal justice/criminology and political science – East Tennessee State University

Academic Interests

  • Corrections
  • Criminological theory
  • Restorative processes
  • Theoretical and program development
  • Program evaluation

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • The American Society of Criminology