Ryan S. Meyers is the Sr. Deputy Director of Administration and Outreach of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. As deputy director, he provides leadership, executive direction, and oversight for the Commission’s education collaborations and partnerships. Previously, he held the positions of Manager (Education and Outreach) and Sentencing Policy Specialist for the Commission. His work has focused on developing and delivering educational and outreach opportunities to criminal justice stakeholders; policy development, support, and implementation; and promoting best practices to ensure data quality. As a result, he frequently engages with legislative members and their staff, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and court staff (court administration and probation) to accomplish the Commission’s various legislative mandates and duties.
Mr. Meyers is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, where he teaches undergraduate courses in criminology and sentencing.
Prior to his work with the Commission, Mr. Meyers served as a Probation Officer and DUI Court Program Coordinator for the Court of Common Pleas of Centre County (PA); and as a Youth Development Aide for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
Mr. Meyers received a B.A. degree in Crime, Law, and Justice and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from The Pennsylvania State University.