Sue Titus Reid

Ph.D., Missouri-Columbia, Sociology
M.A., Missouri-Columbia, Sociology
J.D., Iowa
B.S., Texas Woman's University

Specializations: Criminology, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Torts, A.D.A.

Phone: (850) 644-7604
Office: 655 Bellamy

Sue Titus Reid, a professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy has taught law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students in many states. In 2000 she received a university teaching award at Florida State University. She served on the board of the Midwest Sociological Society and the executive staff of the American Sociological Association. She has served as chairperson, associate dean, and dean. In 1985 she held the prestigious George Beto Chair in criminal justice at the Criminal Justice Center, Sam Houston State University, Hunstville, Texas.

Dr. Reid was influenced in her choice of career by her family background and early experiences in a small East Texas community. She graduated with honors from Texas Woman's University in 1960 and received graduate degrees in sociology (M.A. in 1962 and Ph.D. in 1965) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1972 she graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law. She was admitted to the Iowa Bar that year and later to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court as well.

Dr. Reid is unique among authors in the criminal justice field because of her distinguished qualifications in both law and the social sciences. Her first major publication, Crime and Criminology, 1976, now in its twelfth edition, has been widely adopted throughout the United States and in foreign countires. Dr. Reid's other titles include The Correctional System: An Introduction, and Criminal Law, eighth edition. She has contributed a chapter to the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, as well as to other books, in addition to publishing scholarly articles in both law and sociology. Dr. Reid's contributions to her profession have been widely recognized nationally and abroad. In 1982 the American Society of Criminology elected her a fellow "for outstanding contributions to the field of Criminology."

Dr. Reid has traveled extensively to widen her knowledge of criminal justice systems in the United States and in other countries. In 1982 she was a member of the People-to-People Crime Prevention delegation to the People's Republic of China. Her several trips to Europe included a three-month study and lecture tour of ten countries in 1985.

Recent Publications and Papers

Crime and Criminology, 13 th ed. Oxford University Press, 2012

Criminal Justice: The Essentials , 9 th ed. Wiley/Blackwell, 2012

Criminal Law , 8 th ed. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Crime and Criminology, 12 th ed. Oxford University Press, 2010

Recent Awards and Achievements

Strathmore’s Who’s Who

Manchester’s Who’s Who

Marquis Who’s Who of American Women

National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals

Marquis Who’s Who in the South and Southwest

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