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Antoinette M. Landor

Landor, Antoinette M.
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University of Missouri
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Columbia, MO 65211

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Youth Development Graduate Programs - Instructor


Antoinette M. Landor is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. She received a doctorate from the University of Georgia and completed a National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Her research focuses on the impact of skin tone and colorism on individual, relational, and family health/functioning. She also explores how sociocultural factors influence the sexual and romantic relationship behaviors of adolescents and young adults.

Her work has appeared in top-tier journals, such as the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and the Journal of Adolescent Health, and has been presented at domestic and international conferences, such as the European Congress of Psychology in Milan, Italy, and the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development in Gold Coast, Australia. Landor teaches thought-provoking courses on Black Families and Human Sexuality. She also serves as a nationally-elected representative for the National Council on Family Relations’ ethnic minorities section and is a faculty mentor for the University of Missouri McNair Scholars Program. Landor grew up in southern Louisiana and is a proud and active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Links, Inc.

In 2020, Landor received the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award. Read more about the award in the official press release. The year before, she was awarded one of the University of Missouri's highest honors as she was "Tapped" into the Mystical Seven Secret Honor Society, as well as the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from the College of Human and Environmental Sciences (HES) at the University of Missouri. Also in 2019, Landor was recognized as an Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor for two finalists of the 2019 Mizzou ’39 Class. In 2016, she was the winner of the Best Conference Proposal Award ($150), Ethnic Minorities Section, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).


Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, 2012 
M.S. in Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, 2009 
B.A. in Psychology, honor graduate summa cum laude, Grambling State University, 2006