Kendell Daughtry portrait

Cohort: 2021

University of Delaware Graduate Scholar Award



Rob Palkovitz


Critical Race Theory

Kendell Daughtry

Kendell Daughtry is a Ph.D. student with HDFS. He is currently the instructor for Counseling in Human Services and the instructor/developer of Diversity and Self-Awareness, a new experimental course. Kendell’s research interest is centered around critical race theory, ethnic identity development, the continuation of racism and ethnic discrimination through systems (i.e. family, education, policy), its impact on individuals and families and how to combat it.


Does Colorblind Attitude and Social Dominance Orientation affect young adults’ activist behavior against racial injustice and racism in America?

Recent Presentations

  • Daughtry, K., Aviles, A. (2018, 2018). “What’s Race got to do with it?” Screening and discussion of the documentary “What’s Race got to do with it?”, social inequalities and student success at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.
  • Daughtry, K. & Solomon, J. (2015). Working through racial literacy. A group gathering to talk about social injustice and share experiences for students, faculty and staff. University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware.
  • Trask, B., Daughtry, K., & Sawyer Morris, G. (2017, April). “‘His and Her’ Perspectives in Family Science: Does Gender Still Matter in Research and Practice?” Roundtable presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Council on Family Relations Conference (MCFR) at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA.
  • Trask, B., Settles, B., & Daughtry, K. (2016, July). Families and Work in Western and Non-Western Contexts: Global Convergences and Divergences. Co-author and presenter in Vienna, Austria at the Third International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum.
  • Trask, B. & Daughtry, K. (2016, December). Global Domestic Gender Roles.  Panel presenter at the University of Delaware’s 60+ Symposium.
  • Trask, B., Stegeman, L., & Daughtry, K. (2015, December). Poverty and the Family. Panel presenter at the University of Delaware’s 60+ Symposium.
  • Trask, B., Stegeman, L., Andrews, L., & Daughtry, K. (2014, November). Diversity and Families. Panel presenter at the University of Delaware’s 60+ Symposium.

Professional Experience

  • Instructor, HDFS 346 Counseling in Human Services,  2018
  • Instructor/Developer, HDFS 267 Diversity and Self Awareness, 2018-2019
  • Teaching Assistant, HDFS 202 Diversity and Families, and HDFS 333 Development of Human Relationships, 2016-2018
  • Graduate Advisor, HDFS Advisement Center, 2015-2017

Honors and Awards

  • START Program Beijing, China, 2018
  • University of Delaware Graduate Scholar Award, 2018
  • University of Delaware Graduate Scholar Award, 2016

Past Education

  • MS. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Delaware, 2017
  • B.S. Human Services: Administration and Family Policy, University of Delaware, 2014