Mickey Langlais to Join Department of Human Sciences and Design Faculty

June 9, 2023
Mickey Langlais

Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael “Mickey” Langlais, PhD, CFLE, as Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies in the Department of Human Sciences and Design, effective August 1, 2023.

“Dr. Langlais’s research on the role of social media in family life is a growing area of concern for society and an important focus for scholarship in the field. Additionally, his work on the impacts of family transition on well-being has broad reaching application to the healthy development of children and families,” said Sheri Dragoo, PhD, Chair of the Department of Human Sciences and Design. “We are excited to welcome a faculty member who brings a strong record of teaching and investing in students through mentoring, research, and publication in areas of child and adolescent development and family life education.”

Langlais comes to Baylor from Florida State University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, where he taught courses on child, adolescent, and lifespan development as Teaching Faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. He received his PhD and Master of Arts in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Texas and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Classical Civilizations at the University of Tennessee. He has held past faculty appointments at the University of North Texas and the University of Nebraska-Kearney and is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

With an interest in helping individuals form and maintain healthy relationships across the lifespan, Langlais’s current research focus is on infant and child development, particularly regarding the influence of technology and family transitions on development. He has also investigated romantic relationship processes, the impact of social media on adolescent development, repartnering after divorce, and family science pedagogy. He has published and presented extensively on the influence of social media on relationships as well as the impact forming new romantic relationships after divorce across the lifespan.

“I am so excited to join the amazing faculty at Baylor University,” Langlais said. “Baylor will provide me the opportunity to grow professionally, personally, and spiritually, as well as allow me to capitalize on two of my professional strengths—teaching and researching. I’m looking forward to supporting the Bears and joining BU!”

In his spare time, Langlais enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, and playing and watching basketball. He is a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he is excited to get connected with the Baylor Family. When asked whether he prefers Tennessee orange or burnt orange (representative of his alma maters), Langlais responded:

“That doesn’t matter anymore because I am Baylor green!”