Nicole McAninch, Ph.D., CFLE

Nicole McAninch, Ph.D., CFLE
Clinical Associate Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences
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Clinical Associate Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences

Child and Family Studies

Division Leader for Child and Family Studies

  • PhD, Family Studies, Texas Woman’s University
  • MSW, Social Work, Baylor University
  • BSW, Social Work, Baylor University

Certifications:

  • Certified Family Life Educator, National Council on Family Relations, since 2013

Associations:

  • National Council on Family Relations 
  • Texas Council on Family Relations
  • Association for Financial Planning, Education, and Counseling

Areas of Teaching:

  • Family Life Education
  • Family Financial Management
  • Family Theory
  • Practicum and Internship

Background:

Dr. Nicole McAninch is a Clinical Associate Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences and the Division Leader for the Child and Family Studies Program. She earned her PhD in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University and has taught at Baylor since 2009. Her previous work includes school social work and student career advisement. She engages in scholarship and community practice through the Intentional Family Project, a project she co-leads with Dr. Karen Melton to promote family well-being. Dr. McAninch has served as a Faculty-in-Residence in Kokernot Residence Hall since 2018.

Selected Publications:

McAninch, N. & Melton, K. (2018). Playing to purpose: Optimizing employment benefits for family leisure time (in Family Focus, issue FF76). National Council on Family Relations Report, 63(2).

Melton, K., & McAninch, N. (2018). From healthy to thriving: A conceptualization of purposive family resource management of intentional families. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 110(2).

Melton, K., Hodge, C., McAninch, N. & Olschewski, E. (2018). Family Matters: Promoting Positive Youth Development through Family Programming. In P. A. Witt & L. L. Caldwell (Eds.), Youth Development Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings, (405-430). Urbana, IL: Sagamore/Venture

Selected Presentations:

Melton, K., McAninch, N., & Morgan, G. (2019, June). Intentional families: Propensity to plan family time across the family life cycle. Presented in a research poster presentation session at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO.

McAninch, N., Melton, K., & Fenn, H. (2019, June). Becoming an intentional family: A four-step process for cultivating and maintaining family identity in a pluralistic society. Presented in a workshop session at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO.