Kelli J. Klebe, Ph.D.

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Kelli J. Klebe, Ph.D.

Professor, Quantitative Psychology & Undergraduate Honors Program Director
COLU 4043

Professional Summary

Dr. Kelli Klebe is a quantitative psychologist who was trained at the University of Minnesota (Ph.D. in 1990). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and research methodology.  Dr. Klebe was Dean of the UCCS Graduate School from 2012-2023.

Dr. Klebe is currently the Undergraduate Honors Program Director.

Areas of Interest

Program evaluation; statistical methods for the analysis of change; best practices for teaching statistics and research methods.


  • B.A, 1982, Social Work, San Francisco State University
  • Ph.D., 1990, Psychology, University of Minnesota

Recent Courses Taught

  • PSY 1100 - Professions of Psychology
  • PSY 2100 - Introduction to Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 5840 - Methods for the Analysis of Change


Methods for statistical analysis, measurement, and research design

Representative & Recent Service / Leadership Roles

  • UCCS Psychology Department Undergraduate Honors Director, 2022-Present
  • UCCS Psychology Department Chairperson, 2008-2011
  • UCCS Graduate School Dean, 2012-2023
  • UCCS Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 2021-2022

Professional Experience

Program evaluator for multiple agencies for over 25 years. Over $4.5 million in external funded projects. Higher education administrator experience for over 10 years.

Representative Publications

  • Pepin, R., Segal, D. L., Klebe, K. J., Coolidge, F. L., Krakowiak, K. M., & Bartels, S. J. (2015). The Barriers to Mental Health Services Scale Revised: Psychometric analysis among older adults. Mental Health & Prevention, 3, 178-184.
  • Qualls, S. H., Klebe, K. J., Berryman, K., Williams, A., Phillips, L., Layton, H., Hiroto, K., Stephens, M., & Rogers, M. (2014). Cognitive Impairment Response Model: Motivational and Cognitive Pathways to Medical Help-Seeking for Alzheimer’s Disease. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu058
  • Feliciano, L. Horning, S. M., Klebe, K.J., Anderson, S. L., Cornwell, R. E., & Davis, H. P. (2013). Utility of the SLUMS as a cognitive screening tool among a nonveteran sample of older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21, 623-630. 
  • O’Keefe, M. L., Klebe, K. J., Metzner, J., Dvoskin, J., Fellner, J., & Stucker, A. (2013). Impact of isolation on psychological well-being: A longitudinal study. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41, 49-60.

Honors & Awards

  • UCCS Chancellor's Award 2024
  • UCCS Million Dollar Club 2008
  • Faculty Assembly Service Award 2006
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, 2003