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Dr. James Shumpert
James Shumpert

Human ServicesProgram Coordinator for the Criminal Justice ProgramTurner Hall A-Wing803-533-3956 or 803-308-0978

James Shumpert

Dr. James Shumpert is program coordinator for South Carolina State University’s Criminal Justice Program.


  • 2016 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Public Safety Concentration in Criminal Justice, Capella University
  • 2007 Master of Science (M.S.), Criminal Justice, Troy University, Sumter, SC Campus
  • 2006 Bachelors of Science (B.S), Criminal Justice/Sociology, Claflin University Orangeburg, SC
  • 2004 Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Criminal Justice (50+ Semester Hours) 


Dr. Shumpert was hired at SC State University in the Department of Human Services as an assistant professor of criminal justice on a tenure track in August 2016. He has served as the coordinator of the Criminal Justice degree program since 2016. As a faculty and program coordinator, he has engaged in student-centered teaching, active research, and relevant community service. Dr. Shumpert has 38 years of direct experience(s) in the criminal justice/public safety discipline as a professor, practitioner, and researcher. Most recently, Dr. Shumpert was named Professor of the Year in the Department of Human Services, received the Junior Faculty Award during the fall 2021 Academic Affairs Institute, and received tenure and promotion in 2022.


  • Shumpert, J., & Evans, F. (2018, February 27). Sentencing Outcomes of Drug Offenders in South Carolina: A Comparison of Race, Gender and Age by Educational Practitioners. (C. J. Kowalski, & J. Cangemi, Eds.) PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION – AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL.
  • Shumpert, J., & Evans, F. (2020, February 27). Opioid Know No Color or Economic Status: Crossing Over to Drug Addictions. JOURNEL OF LITERATURE AND ARTS.
  • Shumpert, J., & Evans, F. (2021, February 27). Helping the Helper: Law Enforcement Stress.