Professor of Psychology
Kim Stark earned her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Minnesota-Morris and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She completed her internship at the University of Iowa's Counseling Service. She is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Missouri and, prior to joining the Department of Psychology, was a Counseling Psychologist with the University's Counseling and Psychological Services.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Divisions 17 (Counseling Psychology) and 20 (Adult Development and Aging), and also serves on the Implementation Collective of the Association for Women in Psychology. She is interested in applied research and diversity, including, for instance, sociocultural influences on the development of disordered eating, and vocational issues impacting disenfranchised groups (e.g., women and ethnic minorities). She also conducts research related to the scholarship of teaching.