Dr. Kelley Sittner

Contact Information

471 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-6105 (Main Office)
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae


Fall 2020 Office Hours

Under direction of the 'Cowboy Coming Back' plan, all office hours for Fall 2020 will be held online.
For more information, please contact Dr. Sittner through email.

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

SOC 3523 Juvenile Delinquency: MWF 12:30pm - 1:15pm HSCI 180


  • B.S. in Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Mental Health
  • Inequality
  • Substance Use


Kelley Sittner (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011) joined the department in 2012. Her research focuses on substance use, mental health, and antisocial behavior among understudied populations. She is particularly interested in North American Indigenous youth and adults, as well as homeless women. Her work has appeared in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Research on Adolescence, and Society & Mental Health. She is currently co-Investigator on two NIH-funded studies of Indigenous well-being. Dr. Sittner also serves as the chair of the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division of SSSP.