Laura Landry-Meyer


M.S., Ohio University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1999


Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Member


Certified Family Life Education (CFLE)

Research Interests

  • Empowerment Approach: Intimate Partner Violence across Lifespan, best practice models
  • Psychosocial development across the lifespan-utilization of life story narrative methods
  • Generativity: Identity development, identity maintenance
  • Scholarship of Teaching: student engagement, flipped classrooms, threshold concepts
  • Service learning course development, implementation, evaluation
  • Family diversity pedagogy (cultural cognizance)

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Families in Middle to Later Years; Family Life Programming and Evaluation, Adult Development and Aging; Family Diversity; Listening Post

Graduate: Collaborative Partnerships for Children and Families


Landry-Meyer, L. Gerard, J. M., Sturm, M. R., Wooldridge, D. G. (in review). From theory to practice: A three-tier model for linking students to the community. Journal of  Community Engagement and Higher Education.

Landry-Meyer, L., & Sturm, M. R. (2014). Developing connections: Using an on-campus event to connect HDFS students and the community. In T. Newman (Ed. ), Field-Based Learning in Family Life Education: Facilitating High-Impact Experiences in Undergraduate Family Science Programs. Austin, TX: Stephan F. Austin State University Press

Landry-Meyer, L., & Miller, A. W. (2014). Developing engaged undergraduate teaching assistants. In Dominquez, N. & Gandert, Y. (Eds.) 7th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Developmental networks: Mentoring and coaching at work. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico.

Landry-Meyer, L., & Roe, J. R. (2014). Lessons learned from 'flipping' an introductory course. In Evidence-based teaching and learning: Proceedings of the Lilly International Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning (pp. 22-26). Retrieved from

Landry-Meyer, L., & Roe, J. R. (2013). Linking teaching methods and assessment to the developmental needs of  family science students. Family Science Review, 18 (1), 117-133.  

Stelle, C., Fruhauf, C. A., Orel, N., & Landry-Meyer, L. (2010). Grandparenting in the 21st century: Issues of diversity in grandparent-grandchild relationships. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53 (8), 682-701. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2010.516804.

Orel, N., Landry-Meyer, L., & Spence, M. (2007). Women's caregiving careers and retirement: Financial insecurity. Adultspan, 6 (1), 49-62.

Landry-Meyer, L., Gerard, J. M., & Guzell, J. R. (2005). Caregiver stress among grandparents raising grandchildren: The functional role of social support. Marriage and Family Review, 37, 171-190. Co-published in R. K. Caputo (Ed). Challenges of aging families on U.S. families: Policy and practice implications. NY: Haworth.

Landry-Meyer, L. & Newman, B. (2004). An exploration of the grandparent caregiver role. Journal of Family Issues, 25, 1005-1025.

Tishler, C. L., Bartholomae, S., Katz, B. L., Landry-Meyer, L. (2004). Is domestic violence relevant? An exploratory analysis of couples referred for mediation in family court. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 1042-1062.

Leite, R. & Landry-Meyer, L. (2003). Utilizing Assessment in Program Planning and External Review. Journal of Teaching in Marriage & Family, 3, 267-290.

Newman, B., Newman, P., Landry-Meyer, L., & Lohman, B. (2003).Life Span Development: A Case Book, Davis, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Tishler, C. L., Landry-Meyer, L., & Bartholomae, S. (2003). The Effectiveness of Court-Ordered Mediation on Child Support Compliance. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 38, 129-145.

Landry-Meyer, L., & Erera, P. I. (2002). Grandmother-headed families. In P.I. Erera (Ed.), Family Diversity: Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Family (pp. 183-200). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage