Dr. Lover Chancler, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development Program, earned her Ph.D. from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Outside of academia she has worked as a Social Worker, Probation Officer, Program Director and a Racial Justice Director. She also has a Bachelor of Social Work from Kansas State University and a Master of Criminal Justice from Washburn University. Her research interests include racial socialization; role of social media on race relations in times of crisis; and the role Family Studies programs should play in ensuring cultural competency in the field.
Chancler, L., Webb, F. & Miller, C. (March 2017). The role of the Black grandmother in the racial socialization of their biracial grandchildren. Marriage & Family Review online.
Nazarinia Roy, R, Mitchell,Y, James,A, Chancler, L. (2018, November). Moving Beyond a Deficit Model: Teaching, Training, and Guiding the Next Generation: Apply a Growth Mindset When Working With Students. Symposium at National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.
Newsom, K., Chancler, L., McClish, K., Mitchell, Y., Schwab, J., & Yaure, R. (2017, November). Developing a Tool for Assessing Diversity Education in Family Science Programs, Resource Exchange at National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.
Lockett, L., Chancler, L., Ricklefs, T., Markham, M., Miller, C. (November, 2016) Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts in Graduate School, Roundtable session at National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.
Chancler, L., Ricklefs, T., & Chang, I. J. (2015, November). Role of Social Media in the Perception of Racial Equality and Community Conflict. Poster session presented at National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, CA.
Dr. Chancler also serves as the Director of the Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity (The Center). The Center provides a place where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcome, secure and included. The Center helps connect underrepresented students to the resources, organizations and student support services they need to thrive—as UCM students and future professionals.