My research examines school policies and practices (e.g., LGBTQ-focused policies; supportive discipline practices) that support the psychosocial health and well-being of youth, especially those marginalized because of their sexual, gender, and racial/ethnic identities. I joined the department of Human Development and Family Studies at CMU in 2021. I received my master’s and Ph.D. in HDFS from Oregon State University in 2014, and a B.S. in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Prior to joining the faculty at CMU in 2020, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona and the University of Texas at Austin, and held a position as an assistant professor at SUNY Oneonta.
I enjoy traveling and exploring new areas, and spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, and kayaking. Most often, I am spending time with my family, and watch a wide range of movies (I have an enduring appreciation of film, as I was once a film major early in my college years).
Publications & Presentations
Snapp, S., Day, J. K., & Russell, S. T. (2022). Preventing pushout: The role of supportive versus punitive practices for LGBT youth of color. Journal of Research on Adolescence, (online pre-release), 1–14.
Day, J. K., Fish, J. N., Grossman, A. H., & Russell, S. T. (2020). Gay-Straight Alliances, inclusive policy, and school climate: LGBTQ youths’ experiences of social support and bullying. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(S2), 413–420. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12487
Day J. K., Ioverno, S., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Safe and supportive schools for LGBT youth: Addressing educational inequalities through inclusive policies and practices. Journal of School Psychology 74(3), 29–43. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2019.05.007
Day J. K., Ioverno, S., & Russell, S. T. (2019) Are SOGI-focused policies associated with less disparity in LGBTQ youths’ school experiences? Journal of School Psychology
Day, J. K., Fish, J. N., Grossman, A. H., & Russell, S. T. (2019) Gay-Straight Alliances, inclusive policy, and school climate: LGBTQ youths’ experiences of social support and bullying. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Day, J. K., Perez-Brumer, A., & Russell, S. T. (2018). Safe schools? Transgender youth’s school experiences and perceptions of school climate. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(8), 1731–1742. doi: 10.1007/s10964-018-0866-x
Day, J. K., & Settersten, R. A. Jr. (2018). Less Trusting and Connected? Social Trust and Social Integration Among Young Adults During the Recession. Advances in Life Course Research, 37, 57–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2018.07.001
Day, J. K., Fish, J. N., Perez-Brumer, A., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., & Russell, S. T. (2017). Transgender youth substance use disparities: Results from a population-based sample. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(6), 729–735. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.06.024
Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science, 2014 Oregon State University;
Masters in Human Development and Family Science, 2014, Oregon State University;
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2005, UC Santa Cruz
Membership in Professional Organizations
Society for Research on Adolescence
Society for Research on Child Development
National Council of Family Relations
HDF 110 – Oppression: Roots and Impact on Human Development in the U.S.
HDF 308 – Theories of Child and Adolescent Development
HDF 411 – Families in Social, Legal, and Political Contexts