Dr. Gail Belfert came to Big Sky country in 2010 after practicing law for over two decades in New Jersey. She taught at Rutgers University and Montclair State University and was a consultant in Juvenile Probation and Corrections. At the University of Providence, Dr. Belfert coordinates the Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice, and chairs the Faculty Education and Tenure Committee. She is a member of the Social Justice Committee as well as the Institutional Review Board. Her community service work includes service on the Board of Directors for Opportunities, Inc., and Alliance for Youth (past president). Her strong community partnerships with several state, local, nonprofit and federal institutions help her to provide mentorship and internship opportunities for her students.

Dr. Belfert serves on task forces in juvenile justice, domestic violence, and drug courts, as well as Montana Bar Association committees. She has provided numerous trainings for local and state organizations on sexual harassment, human trafficking, and juvenile alternative dispositions. At the Montana Corrections Association annual meeting, she presented with a group panel on re-entry programs. Her colleagues in New Jersey and Montana invited her to provide presentations for continuing education purposes (CLE): “School to Prison Pipeline,” “Paralegal training,” and “Compassion Fatigue.”

Outside the classroom, she enjoys sporting events, playing golf, and traveling.

BA, Rutgers College
JD, Antioch School of Law

“A woman is like a tea bag—you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady 1933-1945