Morgan Strickland

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Associate Program Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program

Morgan Lancaster Strickland is an Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and the Associate Program Director for the MFT program. Morgan earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University, and her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Morgan provides individual, couple, and family therapy and has worked in both traditional therapeutic settings and integrated healthcare settings.

Her research focuses on family violence and how survivors can remain resilient to adverse outcomes. She is interested in how violence is perpetuated through communication technologies and how MFTs and other mental health professionals can better assess and intervene in this pervasive problem. Her dissertation on cyber dating abuse won the 2020 AAMFT Foundation Graduate Student Research Award.

Publications & Presentations

  • Lancaster, M., Seibert, G., Cooper, A. N., May, R. W., & Fincham, F. D. (2019). Relationship quality in the context of cyber dating abuse: The role of attachment. Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X19881674
  • Lancaster, M. (2018). A systematic research synthesis on cyberbullying interventions in the United States. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21(10), 593-602. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2018.0307
  • Lancaster, M., Jackson, L., Youngberg, S., Fitzgerald, M., & McWey, L. (2018). The role of peers in the linkages between harsh parenting and mental health outcomes among adolescents from families at-risk. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 27(10), 1060-1074. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2018.1425789