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Dr. Betsy Matthews

  • Associate 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.



Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
COR 360Rehab Strats for Adult/Juv Off  Internet Classes Spring 2023
CRJ 303Community CorrectionsMW 6:00pm-7:15pm Stratton Building 414Spring 2023
CRJ 311Juvenile Justice SystemMW 3:35pm-4:50pm Stratton Building 438Spring 2023
CRJ 313Criminal Justice Ethics  Internet Classes Spring 2023
CRJ 460IS: Mental Illness in CJS   Spring 2023
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