Morgan Strickland

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

Morgan 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. At Converse, Morgan enjoys spending time mentoring students and collaborating on research projects. She also provides individual, couple, and family therapy in her private practice. She and her husband Geoffrey, a teacher and football coach at Chapman High School, live in Inman with their one-year-old daughter, Madi, and their dog, Luna.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Morgan Lancaster Strickland

Scholarly & Research Activity

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.

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Strickland, M. L. (2022, September/October) Cyber Abuse. Family Therapy Magazine, 21(5).
  • Phillips, T., Rose, A., & Lancaster Strickland, M. (2022). The Mediating Role of Self-Leadership for the Effects of Black Racial Identity Attitudes on Race-Related Stress and Mental Health Outcomes. International Journal of Systemic Therapy, 33(3), 175-195
  • Strickland, M. L. & Mosley, M. (2022). A deeper understanding of the relationship between family of origin and young adult cyber dating abuse: A mediation model. Journal of Family Issues.0(0), 1-24. doi:10.1177/0192513X221134657
  • Lancaster Strickland, M., Love, H., & Kimmes, J. (2022). The interaction between adolescent cyber dating abuse and parenting on mental health outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-022-02433-8
  • Hertlein, K. Eddy, B., & Lancaster Strickland, M. (2020). A framework for assessing technology-mediated intimate partner violence. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2020.1838377
  • 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


  • PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy - Florida State University
  • MFT - East Carolina University
  • BS in Psychology and Anthropology - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill