Edwina Dorch retired as a professor at the Texas A&M School of Government and Public Service in 2012 and now teaches in the University of the District of Columbia's Department of Criminal Justice. Before teaching at Texas A&M, she taught at the State University at Albany, where she had appointments with both the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and the School of Social Welfare.
While at the University at Albany, Dorch performed cost-benefit analyses and policy implementation analyses for two New York State Offices and for New York City's Human Resources Administration. Earlier, she was an administrative researcher for Los Angeles County, creating statistics and management reports and approving and monitoring child-welfare research contracts with area universities.
She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.