Betty received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University. Her co-authored book, White Power, White Pride! The White Separatist Movement in the U.S., with Stephanie Shanks-Meile, received two sociology book awards (from a section of the American Sociological Association and from the North Central Sociological Association). It was one of sixteen sociology books included in Choice’s Outstanding Academic Books list for 1998. Her earlier work focused on contemporary Greek politics, and she spent ten months in Greece on a NATO post-doctoral fellowship.