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Dr. Kelley SittnerDr. Kelley Sittner headshot

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director

Curriculum Vitae


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. 

  • 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
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