Public Policy

Anne Douds

Chairperson/Assistant Professor

Public Policy Program



Campus Box 0413


Weidensall Hall
Room 403
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Academic Focus

Judicial Policy, Justice Policy, and Law

Anne S. Douds is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. She earned her BA in political science from Duke University, her JD from Emory University School of Law, and her Ph.D. from George Mason University. Douds teaches public policymaking, policy analysis, program evaluation, and the capstone public policy experience. Before joining the Gettysburg College faculty, she was a trial lawyer and a policy consultant. Her trial practice focused mainly on civil rights, and her recent consulting work includes court evaluations, veterans’ needs assessments, victim advocacy program evaluations, and social justice advocacy programs. Professor Douds has published two books, Rethinking American Correctional Policies: Commonsense Choices from Uncommon Voices (2017) and The Veterans Treatment Court Movement (2019). Her current research focuses on due process concerns implicated by emerging victims’ rights laws and court-based mentoring programs. She enjoys working with students to develop place-based learning experiences for policy education at all levels of government.

Courses Taught