Betsy Goulet, MA joins the Public Administration graduate program full time in August 2012 as a Visiting Instructor. As an adjunct instructor for UIS since 1992, she has taught in the Human Services program and since 2010, in the MPA program. In the MPA program her interest in Social Entrepreneurship led to the creation of her elective course “Social Entrepreneurship: Mobilizing, Innovating and Collaborating for Social Change.”
In 1986 Betsy began working in the field of child sexual abuse, beginning with her first position as the victim advocate at a rape crisis center. She was the founding director of the Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center from 1989-1995 and organized the Illinois Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers, serving as that organization’s first president. From 1995 until June of 2002 Betsy was the Children’s Policy Advisor to the Illinois Attorney General. In that role she drafted several pieces of legislation, including amendments to the Children’s Advocacy Center Act and the creation of the Sex Offender Management Board. Her successful grant writing has resulted in nearly 2 million dollars in funding for a variety of state and nonprofit agencies.
From 2002 – 2007 Betsy was a Membership Consultant for the National Children’s Alliance in Washington D.C., conducting national accreditation site reviews and providing training for multidisciplinary team members and children’s advocacy center staff. She continues to train nationally and recently developed a new advanced victim advocacy curriculum for the National Children’s Advocacy Center. After completing the Child Advocacy Studies curriculum faculty training she developed the first completely online CAST certificate program. Betsy has completed all course work in the DPA program at UIS and has begun working on her dissertation.
A native of Springfield, Betsy has four grown children & three grandchildren and in her spare time enjoys writing music and running regressions on STATA.
Office: PAD 423
Phone: (217) 206-8523