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Dr. Betsy Matthews

  • Assoc Professor


Contact Information

  • Department: School of Justice Studies
  • Office: Stratton 102
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 467
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)622-8113


Dr. Betsy Matthews’ primary areas of focus are community corrections and correctional rehabilitation. She has published several articles and book chapters on both of these issues.

Dr. Matthews joined the EKU faculty in 1999 and received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. Dr. Matthews has a blend of practical and academic experience. She began her career as a child care worker in a residential treatment facility for behaviorally disordered adolescents before moving into an adult probation officer position in Greene County, Ohio. After earning her master’s degree, Dr. Matthews accepted a position with the American Probation and Parole Association, serving as a research associate on federally funded grant projects.


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