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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


Lue, James C., Beverly L. Stiles, and Michael A. Vandehey. “College Cheating: The Role of Self-Efficacy and Neutralization Theory.” Accepted at College Student Journal, July 2021.


Mikaela Cloyd, Beverly L. Stiles, and George M. Diekhoff.  2021. “Nursing Student’s Perceptions of Substance Abusers: The Effect of Social Status on Stigma.” Nurse Education Today. 97, 1-5.


Christiansen, Isaac Z, Suheyl Gurbuz, and Beverly L. Stiles. 2020 “Awareness of US Empire and Militarist Ideology: A Survey of College Students from a Southwestern University in the United States.”  International Critical Thought. 10(1)1-18.


Montoya, Claudia, Beverly L. Stiles, and Newman Wong. 2019. “The Cuban-Chinese Experience: A Story of Migration, Sacrifice, and Adaptability” in Fronteras Globales by Edgar Cota Torres, Mayela Vallejos Ramirez, editors, University of CO press.


Pan, Minqi, Teresa Tempelmeyer, Beverly L. Stiles, Kara Vieth. 2019. “Everybody’s Doing It: Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty on Campus” in Prevention and Detection of Academic Misconduct in Higher Education, IGI Global.


Pan, Minqi, Beverly L. Stiles, Teresa C. Tempelmeyer, and Newman Wong.  2019. “A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Academic Dishonesty: Preventive Measures, Current Challenges, and Future Directions,” in Prevention and Detection of Academic Misconduct in Higher Education, IGI Global.


Stiles, Beverly L., Minqi Pan, Emily E. LaBeff, and Newman Wong.  2018. “The Role of Academic Entitlement in College Cheating: A Comparison Between China and the United States.” Research in Higher Education, 33:1-15.


Stiles, Beverly L., Newman Chun Wai Wong, and Emily E. LaBeff. 2017. “College Cheating Thirty Years Later: The Role of Academic Entitlement.” Online version published June 2017. Hard copy July in Deviant Behavior, 39:823-834


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. â€œSexual 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. â€œBDSM: 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. â€œAspects 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. â€œProtecting 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.  â€œPresenting 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. â€œFear 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. â€œRelative 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. â€œVegetarianism: 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. â€œSexuality 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. â€œStigma, 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. â€œParaplegia as Stigma.” The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, Nov., Vol. 4, pp. 451-453.