Linda Royster Beito

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Linda Royster Beito
Stillman College
Personal details
Born Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Spouse(s) David T. Beito
Children April, Keith
Alma mater University of Alabama

Linda Royster Beito is chair of the department of social sciences at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


Beito was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She earned her Ph.D. in political science and her master of science in criminal justice from the University of Alabama.

She was assistant professor of political science and criminal justice at the University of South Alabama from 1996 to 1999. Since 1999, she has taught at Stillman College where she has received several awards for excellence in teaching. She was also inducted into the Zeta Phi Beta Hall of Fame at Stillman College.

She married David T. Beito on June 11, 1997 and they live in Northport, Alabama. She has three children, April, Keith and Quale.

Her second book (co-authored by Professor David T. Beito of the University of Alabama), Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power," appeared in 2009. It is a biography of civil rights leader T.R.M. Howard.



  • Royster Beito, Linda (2009), Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, ISBN 978-0-252-03420-6 
  • Royster Beito, Linda (1999), Leadership Effectiveness in Community Policing, Wyndham Hall Press 

Selected articles and chapters in collections[edit]

  • T.R.M. Howard: Pragmatism over Strict Integrationist Ideology in the Mississippi Delta, 1942-1954, Glenn Feldman, ed., Before Brown: Civil Rights and White Backlash in the Modern South, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa), 2004.