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Ciara Smalls Glover

Associate Professor    

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2007


Examining the roles of identity and parenting on diminished risks for communities of color with particular emphasis on academic and psychosocial outcomes for African American youth


Dr. Ciara Smalls Glover is faculty in the Psychology Department and is affiliated with the Partnership for Urban Health Research at Georgia State University. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Glover held an NIH funded postdoctoral training fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Dr. Glover is a NIMH-Career Opportunities in Research alum and alum of the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program. She began her career at GSU in 2009.

Dr. Glover’s work highlights the importance of diversity in familial contexts in which socialization occurs. Dr. Glover’s research includes an investigation of 1) patterns of racial socialization and racial identity as factors that directly promote positive development and reduce the impact of racial discrimination, and 2) the parenting context surrounding these factors as assessed with multiple analytic approaches. She is also interested in culturally distinctive family processes that buffer risk behaviors for African American and Latino American emerging adults. This work contributes to the development of interventions that build on the cultural strengths of youth and their families.

Twitter: @csmallsglover


For a complete list of publications please see my Google Scholar profile.
Additional research information:  ResearchGate