Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Carl Johann Library - 206D
  • Psychology Department
  • (573) 288-6000 Ext. 6630


Dr. Kelli Stiles joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 2008 as an adjunct professor. She was promoted to assistant professor in August 2012 and associate professor in 2020. She teaches courses on developmental psychology, clinical psychology and historical psychology, as well as select courses such as professional development, human sexuality, adaptive technology and the psychology of cults. She also is the pre-occupational therapy coordinator and the pre-art therapy coordinator.

She was the recipient of the President's Award for Exemplary Service in May 2017. She wrote an article titled "The Long-Term Effect of Bereavement and Grief with a Highly Publicized Violent Death" that was published on the Taylor & Francis Group website in 2019.

Stiles previously worked as a registered nurse for Women, Infants and Children in Winchester, Ind., Life Skills Outpatient Mental Health in Hannibal, Mo., and Laughlin Pavilion Hospital in Kirksville, Mo.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Association of University Women, Psi Chi Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Stiles is an active member of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. She lives with her husband and cats in rural Missouri. She has five adult children who live all over the United States. She is an avid reader and loves to travel.


2005 -- B.S., Psychology, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo.
2008 -- M.S., Education-School and Community Counseling, Quincy University, Quincy, Ill.
2015 -- Ph.D., Philosophy-General Teaching Psychology, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Kelli Stiles