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Elizabeth Glynn Chambers, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Glynn Chambers is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Concordia University, Saint Paul in the Department of Criminal Justice, teaching a variety of criminal justice related courses. She is the faculty advisor to the criminal justice traditional delivery students, the faculty advisor to the Criminal Justice and Sociology student-led club, and is currently serving as the MN Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)/PPOE coordinator for the university. 

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a classroom emphasis in Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Leadership, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Safety, specializing in Criminal Justice. Her dissertation research involved the corrections component of criminal justice, specifically female incarceration and prison misconduct. Dr. Chambers is the co-founder of and is involved in Concordia’s Criminal Justice Systems Advisory Board. She holds professional membership in the American Correctional Association, American Society of Criminology, American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies, and the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. In addition, she is a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Chambers’ professional experience consists of working in the non-profit sector with at-risk juveniles and her academic interests include a wide variety of criminal justice related topics.

I enjoy helping students discover more about the criminal justice discipline and their career interests and believe CSP’s student centered environment allows us to work individually with each student to ensure we are helping them be successful and reach their goals.” – Dr. Beth Glynn Chambers

Academic Pedigree

  • Ph.D., Public Safety with a specialization in Criminal Justice, Capella University
  • M.A., Criminal Justice Leadership, Concordia University, St. Paul
  • B.A., Sociology, Concordia University, St. Paul

Academic Focus:

  • Corrections
  • Diversion
  • Re-entry services 
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Criminology and understanding criminal activity
  • Research methods in criminal justice
  • Criminal justice careers