Anne S. Douds, JD, PhD is Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Gettysburg College, and the Program Lead for the Eisenhower Institute’s Women and Leadership program and the Eisenhower Scholars program. She earned her BA in political science from Duke University, her JD from Emory University School of Law, and her PhD from George Mason University. She is a retired trial attorney with 20 years of experience in civil litigation. Her recent research and consulting work includes court evaluations, victims’ rights, and justice systems analysis.
Her recent publications have appeared in Victims & Offenders, The Annals of Health Care Law and Policy, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. Professor Douds published books include Rethinking American Correctional Policies: Commonsense Choices from Uncommon Voices (2017), The Veterans Treatment Court Movement: Striving to Serve Those Who Served (2019), and Taking Problem Solving Courts to Scale: Diverse Applications of the Specialty Court Model (2021).
Dr. Douds grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and now lives in Gettysburg with her husband, son, and their dog Phidippides. She loves to travel and read, and she is a very slow but dedicated runner and an aspiring gardener.