Faculty & Staff

Philosophy & Religion, B.A.

J.D. from University of Missouri School of Law

Elizabeth Wiles, assistant professor, graduated from Truman with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy & Religion and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Missouri Law Review.  After law school, she served as a judicial law clerk on the Supreme Court of Missouri.  Her academic interests include death penalty law, how the legal system impacts disadvantaged populations, and higher education/legal education policy.  As a pre-law advisor, she aims to provide meaningful mentorship to improve access to legal education to students from all backgrounds.  She is a proud native of rural Missouri, originally from nearby Chillicothe. 

Professor Wiles teaches courses such as Intro to Justice Systems, The Legal System, Criminal Law, Constitutional Limits on Law Enforcement (Criminal Procedure), and The Innocence Project.