Lynette Stewart

Lynette Nickleberry Stewart is faculty within the School of Community and Human Services and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies. She holds a BA in Psychology from Stephens College (MO) and a MA and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri. Her research primarily adheres to an intersectionality perspective, which centralizes the role of racial, socioeconomic, sexual and other social identities in family functioning and human development. 

Topics Taught:
Black Masculinities
Military Families
African American Intimate Relationships and Families
Multicultural Families and Children
Human Development
Stress in Families
Child Development
Processes of Divorce
Sociosexual Development
Family Communication
Research Methods


  • MA in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Missouri
  • B.A. in Psychology from Stephens College
  • PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Missouri


  • Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Diversity and Inclusion Leave Program - 2020-09-15


  • Nickleberry, L. D. (2019). [Review of the book Middle-Aged Gay Men, Ageing and Ageism: Over the Rainbow?, by P. Simpson]. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015. 264 Pp., $105.00 (hardcover).
  • Nickleberry, L. D. and Coleman, M. (2012), Exploring African American Masculinities: An Integrative Model. Sociology Compass, 6: 897–907. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2012.00498.x
  • Wright, A. J. & Nickleberry, L.D. (2016). Gender, Sexuality and Assessment in Adolescence. In V. M. Brabender & J. L. Mihura (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment. New York. NY: Routledge.
  • Coleman, M. & Nickleberry, L. D. (2009). An evaluation of current remarriage and self-help literature. Family Relations, 58, 5, 549-561.
  • Aruguete, M. S., Nickleberry, L. D. & Yates, A. (2004). Acculturation, body image, and eating attitudes among black and white college students. North American Journal of Psychology, 6 (3), 393-404.