Family Friday Speaker Series with Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer

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Date: November 1st, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM

Join Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer on Friday, November 1 at 3 p.m. as she talks about her work examining how stressors impact families with a focus on military families. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Lucier-Greer earned her master’s and doctorate degrees at Auburn University in 2008 and 2012, respectively. She joined the faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in 2017. She is an applied researcher focused on the well-being of families with a clinical background as a marriage and family therapist. Greer’s work, which has been supported by U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, examines how stressors impact families and the individuals who reside within them. Family stressors include both normative family transitions, such as marriage and co-parenting, as well as situational stressors that are specific to a family’s context. For military families, situational stressors include, but are not limited to, transitions related to deployments and regular relocations. She and her team focus on identifying leverage points to help families produce positive changes even in the context of stress. These leverage points range from community-based resources, such as family programs and supportive networks, to couple and family-level skills, including demonstrations of warmth, support and connection.

Dr. Lucier-Greer is an award-winning educator and researcher. Last year, she and her colleagues were honored with the Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award.