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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 Association for Social and Behavioural Sciences. Contact her at or 940-397-4316.

Larry E. Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Williams earned the B.S. degree in social science and his in sociology from East Texas State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Brigham Young University with emphases in social psychology and ethnic studies.  Dr.Williams has taught at Midwestern since 1976 and teaches courses in social psychology and applied sociology. He is currently Director of the International Education Program and oversees studies abroad in Britain, France, and Mexico. Contact him at or 940-397-4318.

Robert E. Clark, Ph.D.

Dr. Clark earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Baylor University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Montana with specializations in research methods, qualitative sociology, and marriage and family studies. Dr. Clark was Division Director of Social and Behavioural Sciences until his promotion to Associate Vice President in 1999 and Vice President for Enrolment Management in 2001. He currently serves as the university's Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Enrolment Management. He team-teaches a course in human sexuality each fall semester with Dr. LaBeff. Contact him at or 940-397-4179.