Antoinette M. Landor, Ph.D.
CBIRP Associate Director

Home Miz­zou Depart­ment: Human Devel­op­ment and Fam­i­ly Science


Phone: 573–882-4888

411 Gen­try Hall, Colum­bia MO

Dr. Antoinette Lan­dor is an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Human Devel­op­ment and Fam­i­ly Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri. She received a Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Geor­gia and com­plet­ed a Eunice Ken­ney Shriv­er Nation­al Insti­tute of Child Health and Human Devel­op­ment (NICHD) post­doc­tor­al fel­low­ship at the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na-Chapel Hill. Her research focus­es on the impact of skin tone— con­cep­tu­al­ized as a part of body image— and col­orism on indi­vid­ual, rela­tion­al, and fam­i­ly health and func­tion­ing. She also exam­ines how socio­cul­tur­al fac­tors influ­ence the sex­u­al and roman­tic rela­tion­ship behav­iors of African Amer­i­can ado­les­cents and young adults. Her work has appeared in top jour­nals, such as Per­spec­tives on Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­enceJour­nal of Ado­les­cent HealthJour­nal of Youth and Ado­les­cence and Archives of Sex­u­al Behav­ior, 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. She has been inter­viewed by EBONY Mag­a­zine (read­er­ship of 11 mil­lion) and her research has been cit­ed in nation­al and inter­na­tion­al media out­lets such as Psy­chol­o­gy Today, NYMagazine, Salon, New York Dai­ly News, and MedIndia:Network for Health. Dr. Landor’s work has received nation­al awards, and her arti­cle— Lan­dor & Barr, 2018—received the Wiley Pub­lish­ing Cer­tifi­cate of Recog­ni­tion as One of the Top Down­loaded Arti­cles (between Jan­u­ary 2017-Decem­ber 2018) from Jour­nal of Fam­i­ly The­o­ry & Review. Dr. Lan­dor teach­es thought-pro­vok­ing cours­es on Black Fam­i­lies, Youth Cul­ture, and Human Sex­u­al­i­ty. In addi­tion, she serves as a fac­ul­ty men­tor for MU’s McNair Schol­ars Pro­gram. Dr. Lan­dor grew up in south­ern Louisiana, attend­ed Gram­bling State Uni­ver­si­ty for her under­grad­u­ate stud­ies, and is a proud and active mem­ber of the Alpha Kap­pa Alpha Soror­i­ty, Incor­po­rat­ed and the Links, Incor­po­rat­ed. In her spare time, she enjoys inter­na­tion­al trav­el, lis­ten­ing to music, and shopping.


  • School and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice Agency Collaborations; 
  • School-Based Inter­ven­tions for Chil­dren with Social, Emo­tion­al, and Behav­ioral Health Concerns; 
  • Build­ing Self-Deter­mi­na­tion for Stu­dents with Edu­ca­tion­al Dis­abil­i­ties’ Site-Based Infor­ma­tion Sys­tem to Inform Tiered Response Models.