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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, College of Human Services and Behavioral Science, 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. Dr. Chambers assisted in the development of and is involved in Concordia’s Criminal Justice Systems Advisory Board. She holds professional membership in the American Correctional Association, Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, and the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies. In addition, she is a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Dr. 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, including but not limited to, corrections, diversion, re-entry, juvenile delinquency, criminology, criminal law, criminal activity, community policing, research methods in criminal justice, and criminal justice careers.

Academic Credentials:

Ph.D.: Public Safety with a specialization in Criminal Justice, Capella University (2019)

M.A.: Criminal Justice Leadership, Concordia University, St. Paul (2011)

B.A.: Sociology, Concordia University, St. Paul (2009)