Faculty Directory

Paul Poteat



CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology

Representative Publications

  • Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., Rosenbach, S. B., Sherwood, S. H., Finch, E. K., & Calzo, J. P. (in press). GSA advocacy predicts reduced depression disparities between LGBQ+ and heterosexual youth in schools. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 
  • Poteat, V. P., Calzo, J. P., Sherwood, S. H., Marx, R. A., O’Brien, M. D., Dangora, A., Salgin, L., & Lipkin, A. (in press). Gender-Sexuality Alliance meeting experiences predict weekly variation in hope among LGBTQ+ youth. Child Development. 
  • Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., Marx, R. A., Sherwood, S. H., Richburg, A., Murchison, G.R., Lipkin, A., Yang, M. K., & Calzo, J. P. (2023). Engagement in Gender-Sexuality Alliances predicts youth’s positive and negative affect: An 8-week weekly diary study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 52, 1-14. 
  • Poteat, V. P., O’Brien, M. D., Yang, M. K., Rosenbach, S. B., & Lipkin, A. (2022). Youth advocacy varies in relation to adult advisor characteristics and practices in Gender-Sexuality Alliances. Applied Developmental Science, 26, 460-470. 
  • Poteat, V. P., Rosenbach, S. B., Santo, J. B., & Smith, R. L. (2021). A guide for innovation in LGBQ+ youth peer relationships research. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 75, 101298. 
  • Poteat, V. P., Watson, R. J., & Fish, J. N. (2021). Teacher support moderates associations among sexual orientation identity outness, victimization, and academic performance among LGBQ+ youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 1634-1648. 
  • Poteat, V. P., O’Brien, M. D., Rosenbach, S. B., Finch, E. K., & Calzo, J. P. (2021). Depression, anxiety, and interest in mental health resources in school-based Gender-Sexuality Alliances: Implications for sexual and gender minority youth health promotion. Prevention Science, 22, 237-246. 
  • Poteat, V. P., Calzo, J. P., Yoshikawa, H., Lipkin, A., Ceccolini, C. J., Rosenbach, S. B., O’Brien, M. D., Marx, R. A., Murchison, G. R., & Burson, E. (2020). Greater engagement in Gender-Sexuality Alliances and GSA characteristics predict youth empowerment and reduced mental health concerns. Child Development, 91, 1509-1528. 
  • Poteat, V. P., Godfrey, E. B., Brion-Meisels, G., & Calzo, J. P. (2020). Development of youth advocacy and sociopolitical efficacy as dimensions of critical consciousness within Gender-Sexuality Alliances. Developmental Psychology, 56, 1207-1219. 
  • Poteat, V. P., Birkett, M., Turner, B., Wang, X., & Phillips, G. (2020). Changes in victimization risk and disparities for heterosexual and sexual minority youth: Trends from 2009 to 2017. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66, 202-209.

Select Appointments & Awards

Co-Chair, SRCD Equity & Justice Committee, 2021 – present

Co-Editor, American Educational Research Journal, 2022-present

Associate Editor, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2017 – present

Associate Editor, The Counseling Psychologist, 2015 – 2019

Co-Chair, 2019 SRCD Peer Relationships Pre-Conference