Nixon selected as Criminal Justice Department Head

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College has selected Dr. Anthony Nixon as its Criminal Justice Department Head. He is responsible for oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s Criminal Justice program.

Nixon has nearly three decades of parole services experience with the State of Ohio culminating with Parole Services Supervisor with the state for nearly two decades. He has a taught criminal justice online since 2006 for Colorado Technical University, Liberty University and Oakland City University. He was an adjunct professor for the School of Leadership Studies and Professional Development with online distance learning for Mountain State University and a lecturer for the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Central State University in Ohio.

He has a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy in public policy and administration from Walden University, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice form Saint John’s University. He is a certified public manager and a member of The National Major Gang Task Force, The American Probation and Parole Association, The Midwest Gang Investigators Association, and the National Association of Property Recovery Investigators.

Savannah Technical College’s Criminal Justice program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for Criminal Justice professions. The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. The Criminal Justice field offers thousands of career opportunities in the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, as well as careers in private security. For more information visit

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (