Gloria Betts Ph.D.

Gloria Betts PhD

Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: University of the District of Columbia
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Gloria Betts Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in economics education.

Dr. Betts is an adjunct professor of economics at the University of the District of Columbia and a member of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the Washington, D.C. government, where she has worked since 2009. In the office of the Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Betts’ work focuses on program performance, processing student loans and creating repayment plans. An expert in both macro- and microeconomics, Dr. Betts hopes to educate her students on the financial obligations of student loans in addition to providing them with a big-picture understanding of economics and financial systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. Augustine University and earned her Master of Business Administration in international business at the George Washington University School of Business. Dr. Betts later completed her Doctor of Philosophy in public policy.

She began her career in 1994 as a consultant for NASDAQ, and moved on to become a manager for Mellon Bank the following year. From 1996 until 2009, Dr. Betts was a project manager and the associate vice president of Chevy Chase Bank. In addition to her work in finance, she has spent more than a decade teaching English as a second language. She is the co-author of a 2021 paper titled “Community Colleges and Solar Energy Can Sustain Africa’s Economy,” and sits on the board of the Briggs Center for Faith and Action. She is the founder of a scholarship foundation and a founding member of The Home Initiative, where she remains active. Dr. Betts credits her success to the support and example of her parents, and to her experiences living in the UK, Sierra Leone, and the United States.

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