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Dr. Beverly L. Stiles

(940) 397 4682
Academic Department Chair
O'Donohoe Hall

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O'Donohoe Hall 131
(940) 397 4682
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Baylor University M.A.
Midwestern State University B.A.
Texas A&M University; College Station, TX Ph.D.
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Professor of Sociology 05/11/1999
Texas A&M University Research Assistant (for Dr. Howard Kaplan) 05/11/1993 05/11/1999
Baylor University Teaching Assistant 05/11/1990 05/11/1993


Stiles, Beverly L., Newman Chun Wai Wong, and Emily E. LaBeff.  “College Cheating Thirty Years Later: The Role of Academic Entitlement.” Online version published June 2017. Hard copy Forthcoming in Deviant Behavior.


Giles-Gorniak, A. N., Vandehey, M. A., and Stiles, B. L. (2016). Understanding differences in mental health history and behavioral choices in a community sample of individuals with and without body modifications. Deviant Behavior, 37(8), 852-860.


Brown, Elise, Laura Spiller, Beverly L. Stiles and Lon Kilgore. 2013.  “Sexual Coercion Risk and Women’s Sport Participation.”  Physical Culture and Sport, Studies and Research., Vol. VII, pp. 5-11


Kelsey, Katherine R., Beverly L. Stiles, Laura Spiller and George Diekhoff. 2012 “Assessment of Therapists’ Attitudes towards BDSM.”  Journal of Psychology and Sexuality , Vol., pp. 1-13.


Spiller, Laura, Beverly L. Stiles, David Carlston, and Laura Hise. 2012 `“Perceived Vulnerability to HIV Infection, Anti-gay Prejudice, and  College Student Behavior.”   PSI CHI Journal of Psychological Research, Vol 17, pp. 73-79.


Stiles, Beverly and Robert E. Clark. 2011.  “BDSM: A Subcultural Analysis of Sacrifices and Delights.”  Journal of  Deviant Behavior,  February, Vol. 32, pp. 158-189.


Peden, Jamie, Beverly L. Stiles, Michael Vandehey, and George Diekhoff.  2008.  "The Effects of External Pressures and Competitiveness on Characteristics of Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction." Journal of Sport and Social Issues. November, Vol. 32, pp. 415-429.


Stiles, Beverly L.and Howard B. Kaplan.  2008. "The Effect of Early Incarceration on Life Outcomes."   International Journal of Sociological Research., June, Vol. 11, pp. 23-37.


Stiles, Beverly, Robert E. Clark and John Hensley.  2008.  “Aspects of Healthy Sexuality within the BDSM Lifestyle.” International Journal of Sociological Research. June, Vol. 11, pp. 79-90.


Loomis, Dana, Beverly L. Stiles, and Russell Porter.  2007.  “Protecting the Confidentiality of HIV and AIDS Patients:  The Implications of the Electronic Medical Record.”  Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, May, Vol. 35, pp. 79-88.


Porter, Russell, and Beverly L. Stiles.  2007. “Healthcare Decision Ethics:  Cognitive and Affective Domains.”  Journal of Health Administration Ethics, July, Vol.1, pp. 51-72.


Porter, Russell, and Beverly L. Stiles.  2006.   “Presenting a Typology of Healthcare Ethics.” Journal of Health Administration Ethics, July, Vol. 1, pp. 1-15.


Powell, David, Beverly L. Stiles, Greg Haff, and Lon Kilgore.  2005. "The Notion of Masculinity in Male Collegiate Road Cyclists."  Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Nov., Vol. 33, pp.153-161.


Stiles, Beverly L., and Howard B. Kaplan.  2004. "Factors Influencing Change Behavior:  Risk Reduction for HIV Infection."  Social Behavior and Personality, Aug., Vol. 32 (6), pp. 511-534.


Stiles, Beverly L. and Howard B. Kaplan.  2004. "Adverse Social Comparison Processes and Negative Self-Feelings:  A Test of Alternative Models."  Social Behavior and Personality, Feb., Vol. 32 (1), pp. 31-44.


Stiles, Beverly L., Shaheen Halim, and Howard B. Kaplan.  2003.  “Fear of Crime Among Individuals With Physical Limitations.”  Criminal Justice Review, Nov., Vol. 28 (2), pp. 232-253.


Stiles, Beverly L.  2002.  "Patterns of Modern Contraceptive Use in India." Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Nov., Vol. 33, pp. 199-209.


Halim, Shaheen and Beverly L. Stiles.  2001.  "Differential Support for Police Use of Force, The Death Penalty, and Perceived Harshness of the Courts:  Effects of Race, Gender, and Region."  Journal of Criminal Justice and Behavior, Feb., Vol. 28, pp. 3-23.


Stiles, Beverly L., Xiaoru Liu, and Howard B. Kaplan.  2000.  “Relative Deprivation and Deviant Adaptations:  The Mediating Effects of Negative Self-Feelings.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Feb., Vol. 37(1), pp. 64-90.


Stiles, Beverly L.  1998.  “Vegetarianism:  Identity and Experiences as Factors in Food Selection.”  Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Nov., Vol. 26(2), pp. 213-225.


Stiles, Beverly L., Robert E. Clark, and Emily E. LaBeff.  1997.  “Sexuality and Paraplegia:  Myths and Misconceptions Among College Students,”  Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Vol.  25(2), pp. 227-236.


Stiles, Beverly L. and Howard B. Kaplan.  1996.  “Stigma, Deviance and Negative Social Sanctions,”  Social Science Quarterly, Sept., Vol. 77(3), pp. 685-696.


Stiles, Beverly L.  1995.  "Benevolence as Deviant Behavior:  A Test of the Sympathy Effect," Journal of Deviant Behavior, Jan-March, Vol. 16(1), pp. 81-92.


Non-Refereed Publications


Stiles, Beverly. 2009. “Eating Disorders in Athletics: External Pressures and Appearance Expectations Play Role.” Momsteam online magazine (, February 2009. (This was a requested publication from the editor)


Porter, Russell, Nathan Moran, Roe Roberts and Beverly Stiles. 2006.  "Cross-National Correctional Healthcare." World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems.  NY:  Gale Publications


Stiles, Beverly L. and Robert E. Clark.  Book Review.  2004. “Marital and Sexual Lifestyles in the United States:  Attitudes, Behaviors and Relationships in Social Context.” (2002) by Linda Rouse.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, May-June, Vol. 30 (3), pp. 219-221


LaBeff, Emily and Beverly L. Stiles.  2000.  “Paraplegia as Stigma.”  The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, Nov., Vol. 4, pp. 451-453.