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Qiana Cryer-Coupet

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

School of Social Work

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Qiana R. Cryer-Coupet is an Associate Professor of Social Work at NC State University. She earned her Ph.D. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago, her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and BA in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Dr. Cryer-Coupet’s program of research focuses on parenting practices and their impacts on family health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Her current research explores the roles of fathers in families, particularly among those engaged in kinship care resulting from family-traumas such as paternal incarceration, experiences of homelessness, and paternal substance use disorders. Dr. Cryer-Coupet is committed to ensuring that social work students are prepared to support fathers and families in practice. As such, she is currently implementing and evaluating two family-focused workforce development programs. These lines of research were inspired by her social work practice experience with relative caregivers and their families.

Dr. Cryer-Coupet teaches research methods, program evaluation, and human behavior courses in the MSW program.



1. Bañales, J., Hope, E.C., Rowley, S.J., & Cryer-Coupet, Q.R. (2022). Raising justice minded youth: Parental ethnic-racial and political socialization and Black youth’s critical consciousness. Journal of Social Issues.

2. Cryer-Coupet, Q.R.,Stokes, M., Lemmons, B. & Dorsey, M. (2021). Engaging nonresident fathers: Exploring collaborative competencies in support of family-centered practice. Research on Social Work Practice.

3. Winchester, L.B., Allen, K., Jones, S.C.T., Hope, E.C., & Cryer-Coupet, Q.R. (2021). Let’s talk: The impacts of gendered racial socialization on Black adolescent girls’ mental health. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.

4. Evans, R., Stokes, M. N., Hope, E. C., Widman, L., Cryer-Coupet, Q. R. (2021). Parental influence on sexual intentions of Black adolescent girls: Examining the role of gendered-racial socialization. Journal of Family Psychology.

5. Lemmons, B., Bamishigbin, O., Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., Lewis, E., Dorsey, M., & Johnson, S. (2021). Exploring the determinants of discipline and monitoring among non-resident African American fathers. Children and Youth Services Review.

6. Matthews, D., Cryer-Coupet, Q., & Degirmencioglu, N. (2021). I wear, therefore I am: investigating sneakerhead culture, social identity, and brand preference among men. Fashion and Textiles, 8(1), 1-13.

7. Wiseman, A., Atkinson, A.A., & Cryer-Coupet, Q.R. (2020). As we talk about this more, a box opens up: Emerging fatherhood narratives in response to children’s literature. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

8. Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., Wiseman, A.M., Atkinson, A.A., Gibson, S., & Hoo, A. (2020). Drawn Together: Collaboration between social work and education to address family trauma. Journal of Social Work Education.

9. Stokes, M. N., Hope, E. C., & Cryer-Coupet, Q. R. (2020). Black girl blues: The roles of racial socialization, gendered racial socialization, and racial identity on depressive symptoms among Black girls. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(11), 2175-2189.

10. Hope, E. C., Smith, C. D., Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., & Briggs, A. S. (2020). Relations between racial stress and critical consciousness for black adolescents. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 70, 101184.

11. Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., Dorsey, M. S., Lemmons, B. P., & Hope, E. C. (2020). Examining multiple dimensions of father involvement as predictors of risk-taking intentions among Black adolescent females. Children and Youth Services Review, 108,

12. Gibson, S., Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., Knox, J. & Field, K. (2020). Father involvement in kinship care: A risk and resilience perspective. Children and Youth Services Review.

13. Stokes, M., Cryer-Coupet, Q.R., & Tall, K. (2020). “You get more training to drive a car”: Examining the parenting experiences and service needs of nonresident fathers who are experiencing homelessness. Psychology of Men and Masculinities.

14. Hope, E. C., Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., & Stokes, M. N. (2020). Race-related stress, racial identity, and activism among young Black men: A person-centered approach. Developmental Psychology, 56(8), 1484–1495.

15. Quinn, C.R., Hope, E.C., & Cryer-Coupet, Q.R. (2019). Neighborhood cohesion and procedural justice in policing among Black adults: The moderating role of cultural race-related stress. Journal of Community Psychology.

16. McLeod, B. A., Johnson Jr, W. E., Cryer-Coupet, Q. R., & Mincy, R. B. (2019). Examining the longitudinal effects of paternal incarceration and coparenting relationships on sons’ educational outcomes: A mediation analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 100, 362-375.


The Black Families Project
Engaging Nonresident Fathers Project
Opioid Workforce Expansion Project for Paraprofessionals