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Beverly L. Stiles, Ph.D.

Dr. Stiles graduated from Midwestern State University with B.A. degrees in both sociology and social work. She earned her M.A. degree in sociology from Baylor University and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University at College Station. Dr. Stiles' primary areas of interest include the family, gender, deviance, social psychology, and disability. She is currently researching HIV/AIDS compliance and the delivery of the bad news of HIV status, along with Drs. Clark and LaBeff. She is also currently Sociology Department Chair. Contact her at or 940-397-4019.

Emily E. LaBeff, Ph.D.

Dr. LaBeff earned her B.A. degree in political science and her in sociology from Texas Tech University. She earned her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in sociology with specializations in criminology, deviance, and sociological theory. Her current research interests include studies on academic dishonesty and electronic communities in online role playing games. She is the faculty sponsor for the sociology honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD). Contact her at or 940-397-4316.

Andrea L. Button, Ph.D.

Dr. Button earned her B.A. in sociology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She earned both her M.A. and her Ph.D. from Kansas State University in sociology with emphasis on social inequality and political sociology. Areas of primary interest for Dr. Button include animals & society, gender, social movements, and incarceration. Dr. Button is the faculty advisor for the sociology club. Contact her at or 940-397-4592.