Kristie  Chandler
Professor and Chair, Human Development and Family Life Education
Orlean Beeson School of Education
Human Development and Family Life Education
Office: 103 Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall
Email: kbchandl@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2087

Dr. Kristie Chandler is chair and professor of the department of human development and family life education at Samford. Before becoming a full-time faculty member, she served 15 years in student affairs at Mississippi State University, Texas Christian University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Samford. She teaches Marriage and the Family, Family Law and Public Policy, and Child Development Education. Her research interests include experiential education in the college classroom and family policy promotion.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Higher Education, University of North Texas
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education, Mississippi State University
  • B.A. Business Administration, Mississippi State University
  • Certified Family Life Educator

Expertise

  • family policy

Awards and Honors

  • Jennings B. Marshall Award for University Service, Samford University, 2019
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, 2014

Publications

  • Chandler, K.B.. (2020).  Policy as a protective process. In: Gerhardt, Clara. Families in motion: dynamics in diverse contexts. In this publication: Chapter 9: "Communication and resilience".  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing. In  Press.
  • Davis, J.C., Hill, C.H., & Chandler, K.B. (2017). Family life education with diverse community partners. In T. Newman (Ed.), Field-based learning in family life education: Facilitating high-impact experiences in undergraduate family science programs, 111-119. New York, NY:  Palgrave. 
  • Chandler, K.B., Gerhardt, C.E., & Wildman, K. (2016). Family science and public policy:  Advocating for families.  National Council on Family Relations CFLE Network, 28(2), p. 14-17.
  • Chandler, K.B. (2016).  Effectiveness of theory related learning activities.  Family Science Review, 21(1), 9-25.
  • Chandler, K., Ford, C., Bateman, M., & Duncan, R. (2014).  Assessment of Attitudes of Interior Design Educators toward Concepts, Principles and Theories of Sustainable Design. The International Journal of Design Education, 7 (3), 11-25.
  • Chandler, K. (2011).  Hind sight is 20/20: A case study of vision and reading issues sheds light for teacher education programs. Education.
  • Chandler, K., Gerhardt, C., Dearing, A., & Tanner, G. A. (2012). The Educator's Perspective on Family Advocacy (CFLE Network). NCFR publication, 292 (24(3)), 12-13.
  • Chandler, K. (2012). CFLE Perspectives: The Educator's Perspective on Family Advocacy. (CFLE Network). NCFR publication.
  • Chandler, K. (2010).  Potter, profit and profession. National Council on Family Relations Report, FF (45), F11.

Presentations

  • Hill, C.H., Chandler, K.B., Davis, J.C., & Gerhardt, C.E. (2018, March 9).   Building a professional identity:  The Role of Conferences.  Poster presentation at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2018 Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B., & Hill, C.H.  (2018, March 9) Collaborative teamwork:  For better or worse.  Paper presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2018 Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Peavy, M.A., Gerhardt, C.E., Hill, C.H., & Chandler, K.B., (2018, March 9).  Through the eyes of a child:  Resilience and children's literature.  Paper presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2018 Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Gerhardt, C.E., Hill, C.H. & Chandler, K.B. (2018, February 22).  Collaborative learning:  Challenges and conquests in group work.  Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2018 Annual Meeting, Jacksonville State University.
  • Hill, C.H., Chandler, K.B., Davis, J.C., & Gerhardt, C.E. (2018, February 22).  Student professional identity and conference attendance.  Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2018 Annual Meeting, Jacksonville State University.
  • Peavy, M.A., Gerhardt, C.E., Hill, C.H., & Chandler, K.B. (2018, February 22).  Exploring resilience by authoring a children's book.  Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2018 Annual Meeting, Jacksonville State University.
  • Hill, C.H., Chandler, K.B., Davis, J.C., & Gerhardt, C.E. (2017, November 16).  Student professional identity and conference attendance.  Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 79th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Chandler, K.B., Gerhardt, C.E., Hill, C.H., & Davis, J.C.  (2017, February 23).  Dual relationships of the working kind: The changing landscape of student life. Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2017 Annual Meeting, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B. & Marshall, N.  (2017, February 23).  Celebrities in our classrooms: Changing how we learn about family dynamics.  Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2017 Annual Meeting, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B., & Marshall, N. (2017, February 23).  Different strokes for different folks:  Flexible teaching strategies emphasizing interactional diversity.  Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2017 Annual Meeting, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Leath, L., Gerhardt, C.E., Hill, C.H., & Chandler, K.B.  (2017, February 23).  Community bread baking as an agent of change: An international service learning experience. Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2017 Annual Meeting, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Chandler, K.B., Gerhardt, C.E., Hill, C.H., & Davis, J.C. (2017, March 17).  The wild world of work: Juggling academic and employment demands.  Poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2017 Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B., & Marshall, N.  (2017, March 18).  Wild stories: Using popular culture for engaged learning.  Presentation and poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2017 Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B., & Marshall, N.  (2017, March 17).  Venturing into the wild side: Extending our multicultural competence.  Poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2017 Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Leath, L., Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B., & Hill, C.H.  (2017, March 17).  Beyond my wildest dreams: Community bread baking and international service learning.  Poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2017 Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Roahrig, D., Bauer, E., Cole, O., Hansen, A., Holdo, D., Chandler, K.B., Hill, C.H. & Gerhardt, C.E. (2017, March 17).  Every Child Deserves a Family Act: Family Impact Analysis.  Poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2017 Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Bowles, H., Campbell, M.E., Durden, M., Junkins, M., Chandler, K.B., Hill, C.H., & Gerhardt, C.E.  (2017, March 17).  Family Impact Analysis: The Family Engagement Act of 2015.  Poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2017 Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Chandler, K.B., & Gerhardt, C.E. (2016, March 10-12). Fun on the run: Family policy taught through engaging field trips. Poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2016 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Chandler, K.B., Gerhardt, C.E., & Hill, C.H. (2016, March 10-12). Simulations of real-life scenarios: Enhancing understanding through role play.  Paper presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2016 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B., Marshall, N., & Wilkinson, E. (2016, March 10-12). Feeling good while creating good: The far-reaching effects of service learning.  Poster presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2016 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., & Chandler, K.B. (2016, March 10-12). Putting the fun back into the classroom: Strategies for the family sciences. Paper presented at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) 2016 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Chandler, K.B., Gerhardt, C.E., & Hill, C.H. (2016, March 31-April 1). Imaginary situations: Enhancing understandings through simulations. Paper presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2016 Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL.
  • Chandler, K.B., Gerhardt, C.E., Hill, C.H., Wilkinson, E., & Marshall, N. (2016, March 31-April 1). Experiencing the possibilities: Teaching family policy as a field experience. Paper presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2016 Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., Chandler, K.B., Marshall, N., & Wilkinson, E. (2016, March 31-April 1). The bi-directional influence of community service. Poster presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2016 Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL.
  • Hill, C.H., Gerhardt, C.E., & Chandler, K.B. (2016, March 31-April 1). Re-imagining the classroom: Strategies for the family science classroom. Paper presented at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2016 Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL.
  • Chandler, K.B. (2015, February 26).  Community Engagement:  Changing Perspective.  Presentation at the Alabama Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ALAFCS) 2015 Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL.
  • Chandler, K. & Kalinich, S. (April 2014). HDFE 400 Goes to Washington. SECFR Family Policy Symposium, Birmingham, AL.
  • Gerhardt, C. & Chandler, K. (April 2014). The safety net of public policy: A study of civic engagement. SECFR Family Policy Symposium, Birmingham, AL.
  • Gerhardt, C.E. & Chandler, K.C. (February 20, 2014). Risk and Resilience: A Study of Civic Engagement. Alabama Association for Family and Consumer Science 2014 Annual Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Chandler, K. (2014, November). From Classroom to Conference: Promoting Professionalism. National Conference on Family Relations Annual Conference 2014, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Chandler, K., Gerhardt, C., & Davis, J. (2012, March). Scaffolding Toward Scholarship. SECFR Conference 2012 Chattanooga, TN.

Grants

  •  Chandler, K.B., Hill, C.H., & Witherspoon (September, 2018).  Alabama First Class Pre-K Classroom Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) Evaluator, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (DECE). (Funded)

Involvement

  • Policy Section: National Council on Family Relations, 2010 to Present
  • Southeastern Council on Family Relations, 2010 to Present
  • National Academic Advising Association, 2007 to Present
  • National Council on Family Relations, 2000 to Present