Linda Beito

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Associate Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences
139 Wynn Fine Arts & Humanities Center
(205) 366-8946


Dr. Linda Beito is a tenured/associate professor, Chair-Department of Social Sciences, Pre-Law Advisor, and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Stillman College. Dr. Beito has called Stillman College home since 1999. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama (1996) in Political Science and holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice. Dr. Beito has an active publication record with 13 articles in refereed journals and two books. Her latest book (co-authored by Dr. David Beito) “Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power” was published in 2009 by the University of Illinois Press.

Research Interests

Police Leadership
African American History
Criminal Justice (Juvenile Delinquency)


  • Beito, L. R. & Beito, D. T. (2009). Black Maverick: T.RM. Howard’s Fight for Liberty and Economic Power. Urbana, IL: The University of Illinois Press.
  • Beito, L. R. (1999) Leadership Effectiveness in Community Policing. Bristol, IN: Wyndham Hall Press.

Published Articles:
  • Beito, L. R. & Beito, D. T. (2010). “Selling Laissez Faire Anti-Racism to the Black Masses: Rose Wilder Lane and The Pittsburgh Courier” The Independent Review (vol. 15, no. 2). Beito, L. R. & Beito, D. T. (2008).
  • “Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Zora Neale Hurston on War, Race, the State, and Liberty,” Independent Review 12 (Spring 2008). Beito, L. R. & Beito, D. T. (2007).
  • “Let Down Your Bucket Where You are: The Afro-American Hospital and Black Healthcare in Mississippi 1924-1966” in Social Science History. Beito, L. R. & Beito, D. T. (2006).
  • Biographical entry on“Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard” in The Mississippi Encyclopedia. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. Beito, L.R., & Beito, D. T. (2005).
  • “Blacks, Gun Cultures, and Gun Control: T.R.M. Howard, Armed Self-Defense, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi.” Journal on Firearms
  • and Public Policy.


Ph.D. Degree - December 1996, The University of Alabama Political Science-Leadership Effectiveness
M.S. Degree - December 1991, The University of Alabama Criminal Justice-Community Policing
B.S. Degree - August 1977, The University of Alabama Interdisciplinary Criminal Justice


  • “Be the Best” Speakers Series-Funded By KOCH Foundation Received $7,500.00 (2010).
  • Stillman College Technology Mini-Grant (Making the Past Visual) received $1,240.00 (2004).
  • Who’s Who in Black Alabama-Inaugural Edition
  • Humanitarian Award-Stillman College

Courses Currently Taught

African American Heritage
American Government
Geo-Political Studies