Betsy A Witt

Dean of Graduate Education, Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Betsy A Witt

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Dr. Witt has been in education for over twenty years, teaching at various universities. She is an avid Red Sox fan and enjoys watching baseball as well as other sports. She also enjoys traveling, having visited Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, Austria, Paris, and London. Gardening is one of her passions (when she can find the time to work outside).

Professional Accomplishments

Co-authored four texts relating to correctional law, juvenile law, jails, and probation. Member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, juvenile and corrections sections. Served in various capacities with the Academy, including program section coordinator and member of the Affirmative Action Committee.


  • B.S. in Criminology and Corrections, Sam Houston State University
  • M.A. in Criminology, Sam Houston State University
  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University