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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks

Lover Chancler

Chancler, Lover

Instructor of Child and Family Development


PhD.    Kansas State University-Human Ecology, Specialization: Family Studies

M.S.    Washburn University-School of Applied Studies, Specialization: Criminal Justice/Corrections

B.A.     Kansas State University-Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Specialization: Social Work

Classes Regularly Taught
CFD 1010 - Individual and Family Relationships
CFD 1220 - Child and Adolescent Development
CFD 3240 - Parent-Child Interaction

Professional Experience

2014-Present   Instructor in Child and Family Development; University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO

2013-Present   Adjunct Instructor, Social Science Division, Metropolitan Community College- Penn Valley Campus

2010-2014       Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University

2008-2009       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Kansas State University

Manuscripts In-Progress

Chancler, L., & Webb, F. (submitted March 2014). The role of the Black grandmother in the racial socialization of their biracial grandchildren.

Chancler, L., Webb, F., & Pratt, K. (in progress to be submitted in December 2014). Role of spirituality in health decisions of older African Americans.

Research Experience

2012-Present Co-Principal Investigator, Role of Black Grandmothers in the Racial Socialization Process of Their Biracial Grandchildren.  The purpose of this qualitative study is to how Black grandmothers influence the racial socialization process of their biracial (Black and White) grandchildren.

2012-Present   Research Team Member, The Effects of Black Ancestral Group Perceptions on Blackness, The purpose of this quantitative study was to use data from a national data set exclusively of Black Americans to explore how Blacks perceived themselves and others who are thought of as Black in America (i.e., Caribbean and other non-White Hispanics) across a variety of topics.

2011-Present   Research Team Member, Spirituality and Personal Strength in Older African Americans, The purpose of this quantitative study was to use data from a national data set Religion, Aging, and Health Survey Wave I to understand the role of spirituality in the lives of African Americans.

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