Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools


You are here: Home / MPRC People / Betty J. Sitka

Betty J. Sitka

Betty J. Sitka

Financial Coordinator

Maryland Population Research Center
2105A Morrill Hall
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-6420


  1. M.A., International Politics / Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University
  2. B.A., Political Science and Spanish, Denison University


Professional Profile

A seasoned professional with extensive project development, community engagement, curriculum development, and fiscal management experience dedicated to non-profit organizational development in a range of cultural contexts.

  • Expansive knowledge of administrative management systems, policy development and team building.
  • Senior level financial management experience, including NGO cash accounting, multi-year budget development, project budgeting, federal grant expense reconciliation and preparation for A-133 audits.
  • Facilitated the establishment of two degree-granting programs at American University (AU).
  • Conducted field work in Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Indonesia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
  • Directed a community development corporation in the inner city of Cleveland, managing over $3.5M in reconstruction projects and leveraging $15M of new investment into the community.
  • English, native speaker; Spanish, proficient; Arabic, elementary.


Ameen Rihani: Bridging East and West, eds. Nathan Funk and Betty J. Sitka (University Press of America, 2005)

Journal of Peacebuilding and Development - a forum for critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development and peacebuilding.

Supported publication as business manager and senior advisor, from concept through implementation of twenty-one issues of self-published, globally peer reviewed journal; researched and determined all financial, legal, technical, contractual aspects to launch online version in 2011; agreement with Taylor & Francis Publishers in 2012, for broader distribution.


Learn about Faculty and Student affiliations.