Douglas Smith , M.A.J. » Honorary Societies

Leadership and special attainments of students are recognized through selection to organizations whose membership is determined on the basis of merit. National honor societies which maintain chapters at Bethany are:

Alpha Psi Omega (theater)

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Sigma Alpha Iota (music fraternity for women)

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Beta Tau Sigma (Bethany College honor society)

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TriBeta (science)

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Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice)

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Douglas Smith, M.A.J.

Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice (posthumously)
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Biography

Douglas Smith, associate professor of criminal justice, was at Bethany College since 2005, but taught at the college as an adjunct instructor since 1978. He taught classes in police, probation, delinquency and administration, and criminology. He also founded the Bethany College Law and Order Club.

Smith had over 35 years of experience in criminal justice. He worked in the 28th Judicial District Court, Salina, Kan., as Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Director of Court Services and Trial Court Administrator I.

He was a board member of the Salina Youth Care Foundation and was twice elected president of the Kansas Association of Court Services Officers. He served on committees for the Kansas Supreme Court and assisted in developing an interdisciplinary investigation team for child abuse cases. His work on this team garnered acclaim from the National Association of District Attorneys and the Federal Department of Health and Welfare.

Smith earned his Master of Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.

Psi Chi (psychology)

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