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Family Social Science

Chalandra Bryant

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Bryant

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Degrees

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

M.A., Science Education, The University of South Florida

B.S., Biology, The University of South Florida

Areas of Interest

Developmental roots and course of close relationships
The ability to sustain close intimate ties
Social, familial, economic, and psychosocial factors linked to marital outcomes

I am accepting new advisees for fall 2021 in the M.A., Ph.D., and M.A./Ph.D. programs.

Research & Discovery

Dr. Bryant's research focuses on the developmental roots and course of close relationships; the ability to sustain close intimate ties; and the manner in which social, familial, economic, and psychosocial factors are linked to marital outcomes. A National Institutes of Health-funded project, A Study of African American Marriage and Health, examined factors contributing to the marital and health outcomes of newly married African American couples as well as the interrelationship between marriage and health. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Family Theory and Review and the Journal of Marriage and Family. She is a co-author of the book,  Family Stress Management: A Contextual Approach, Third Edition published by Sage.

Honors and Awards

2019 - Best Family Economics Paper of the Year Award, National Council on Family Relations Family Economic Focus Group (Role: Co-Author)
2017 - Research Superstars, University of Georgia
2009 - Diversity Achievement Award, College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University
2005 - Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Texas Exes Alumni Association
2004 - Reuben Hill Research and Theory Award, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
2002 - New Contributions Award, International Association for Relationship Research

Professional associations and memberships

2019 - Present - Chair, NCFR Inclusion and Diversity Committee
2017 - Present - Member, NCFR Inclusion and Diversity Committee

Books

Boss, P., Bryant, C.M., Mancini, J.A. (2017). Family Stress Management: A Contextual Approach, Third Edition. Sage Publications.
Bryant, C.M. (2017). Introduction to Family Development. Cognella Publications.
Cramer, B. (2014). Guide to the Allegheny Front Trail, Second Edition. Chalandra Bryant - Photographer. Scott Adams Enterprises.

Select Publications and Presentations

See CV for complete list.

Publications

  1. Bryant, C.M. (2020) African American Stepfamilies (pp. 45-76). In Susan Stewart and Gordon Limb (Eds.) Multicultural Stepfamilies. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

  2. Bryant, C.M. (2020). Studying Marital Relationships Using Family Systems as a Guide (pp.114-123). In Anthony James (Ed.), Black Families: A Systems Approach. Cognella Press.

  3. Bryant, C.M. & Duncan, J. C. (2019). Interracial Marriages: Historical and Contemporary Trends. In Roudi N. Roy and Alethea Rollins (Eds.), Biracial Families: Crossing Boundaries, Blending Cultures, and Challenging Racial Ideologies (pp.81-104). Springer.

  4. Simons, L. G., Sutton, T. E., Landor, A. M., Barr, A. B., Bryant, C. M., & Granberg, E. M. (2019). Gender differences in the dating experiences of African American young adults: The challenge forming romantic relationships within the context of power imbalance. Youth & Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X19828097

  5. Bryant C.M. , Tucker, M. Belinda. (2019) In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer.

  6. Bryant C.M. (2019) Boundary Ambiguity. In: James J. Ponzetti Jr., Maureen Blankemeyer, Sean M. Horan, Heidi Lyons, & Aya Shigeto (Eds.) Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships, 1st Edition. Farmington Hills, MI: Cengage.

  7. Armes, S.E., Seponski, D.M., Kao, S., Khann, S., Lahar, C.J., Bryant, C.M., Bride, B.E., Wickrama, K.S., Bunnak, P. and Schunert, T., (2019). Exploring Contextual Trauma in Cambodia: A Sociointerpersonal Perspective on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32(1), 97-107. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22365

  8. Bryant, C.M. (2018). African American Fictive Kin: Historical and Contemporary Notions. Family Focus, National Council on Family Relations. Spring 2018.

  9. Lavner, J. A., Barton, A. W., Bryant, C. M., & Beach, S. R. H. (2018). Racial discrimination and relationship functioning among African American couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(5), 686-691.

  10. Duncan, J., Futris, T.G., Bryant, C.M. (2018). Association between depressive symptoms, perceived partner emotional expression, and marital quality. Marriage and Family Review, 54(5), 507-520

  11. Barton, A.W., Beach, S. R. H., Bryant, C. M., Lavner, J.A., & Brody, G. H. (2018). Stress spillover, African Americans’ couple and health outcomes, and the stress-buffering effect of family-centered prevention. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(2), 186-196.

Presentations

  1. Bryant, C.M., (2019). A Paradigm Shift From Why to How: Exploring the Seeds Laid by a Groundbreaking Book. Paper presented at National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. November, 2019, Fort Worth, TX.

  2. Porter, S., Bryant C.M., Thoma, M., Mittal, M. (2019). Examining Racism as a Risk Factor for Uterine Fibroid Among African American Women. Paper presented at National Council on Family  Relations Annual Conference. November, 2019, Fort Worth, TX.

  3. Armes, S.E., Seponski, D. M., Bride, B. E., Bryant, C.M. Measuring Secondary Traumatic Stress in a National Sample of Marriage and Family Therapists. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, November, 2019. Boston, MA.

  4. Armes, S. E., Seponski, D. M., Bride, B. E., Bryant, C.M. It Takes a Village: Marriage and Family Therapists' Exposure to Trauma, Access to Support, and Intention to Leave. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, November, 2019, Boston, MA.

  5. Bryant, C.M. (Paper Presented). Opportunities for Early Career Scholars at NSF: A Closer Look at the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Society for Research in Child Development, March, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland.

  6. Bryant, C.M. The Developmental Sciences Program: Opportunities. Society for Research in Child Development, March, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland.

  7. Solomon, G., Ochsendorf, R., Thoroughman, K., Bryant, C.M., Johnson, J., Eberbach, C.  NSF Funding Opportunities for Research in Child Development. Society for Research in Child Development, March, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland.

  8. Bryant, C.M. Research in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE): Technical Workshop. October, 2018. Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  9. Bryant, C.M. Research in the Developmental Sciences. International Congress of Infant Studies, July, 2018,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.