Chambers, Cheri

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Public Safety Administration

Phone: 757-249-0390



  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Pre-Law, Michigan State University
  • Honors Certificate, Lawyer’s Assistant Program (A.B.A. Approved Graduate Level Program), Roosevelt University
  • Master of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
  • PhD, Sociology with specializations in Crime and Social Control and Inequality, North Carolina State University

Dr. Cheri Chambers has a PhD in Sociology with specializations in Crime & Social Control and Inequality from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.  She has worked as a Victim/Witness Advocate, volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem and has over 15 years teaching experience in criminal justice, criminology and sociology.  She has published a book on drug laws and institutional racism and articles on policing and crime and media.

Community Affiliation:

  • Member of  Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Kappa Delta and Pi Gamma Mu honor societies
  • Member of American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Southern Sociological Society and Sociologists for Women in Society-South
  • Treasurer of Sociologists for Women in Society-South

Teaching & Professional Interests:
Dr. Chambers' teaching interests include criminology, criminal justice, drugs and society, media and crime, popular culture, deviant behavior, research methods, and race, class and gender in crime and the criminal justice system.Herresearch interests have recently focused on drug laws and institutional racism, and crime and media. Previous research interests have involved policing and racial profiling.  


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