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Dr. Alethea Rollins

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Instructor
Child and Family Development
Lee's Summit Campus - MIC
arollins@ucmo.edu
 (336) 420-8628

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Human Development & Family Studies) University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC (2009)
  • Master of Science (Human Development & Family Studies) University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2006)
  • Bachelor of Psychology, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, (2002)

 Alethea Rollins, Ph.D. earned her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She completed her post-doctoral work at the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Dr. Rollins teaches courses in human development across the lifespan, including child development and adolescence, adulthood, and death, grief and dying. She volunteers regularly in her children’s schools and with the LSR7 school district at large. Her research focuses on bi/multiracial individuals and families, parental racial socialization, and racial socialization practices of early childhood educators.    

 

 Selected Publications:

Nazarinia Roy, R., & Rollins, A. (Eds.). (2019). Biracial families: Crossing boundaries, blending cultures, and challenging racial ideologies. New York, NY: Springer.

Rollins, A. (2019). Racial socialization: A developmental perspective. In R. Nazarinia Roy & A. Rollins (Eds.), Biracial families: Crossing boundaries, blending cultures, and challenging racial ideologies. New York, NY: Springer.

Nazarinia Roy, R., & Rollins, A. (2018). Biracial Families: Growth and Change. NCFR Report.

Rollins, A. (2017). Tips for young families looking for quality public schools in MO. Ask the Expert Series. Wallet Hub: Ask the Expert Series

Hunter, A. G. & Rollins, A. (2015). We made history: Collective memory and the legacy of the tuskegee airmen. Journal of Social Issues, 71(2), 264-278.

Csizmadia, A., Rollins, A., & Kaneakua, J. P. (2014). Ethnic-racial socialization and its correlates in families of black-white biracial children. Family Relations, 63(2), 259-270.

Rollins, A. & Hunter, A. G. (2013). Racial socialization of biracial youth: Maternal messages and approaches to address discrimination. Family Relations, 62(1), 140-153.

 

 Selected Conference Presentations:

Rollins, A. & Blanchard, S. (June 2017). Crayon Conversations: Teaching Undergraduate Students how to Talk to Young Children about Race. Paper presented at the Teaching in Family Science Conference. Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Blanchard, S. & Rollins, A. (June 2017). Crayon Conversations: Talking with Young Children about Race. Paper presented at the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. Charleston, SC.

Pooja, V., Crosby, D., La Paro, K., Payne, C. & Rollins, A. (April 2013).  Head Start Teachers' Reflections on Cultural Identity and the Role of Culture in the Classroom. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.

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