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Jerica Knox, PhD

Academic Title:

Post Doc Fellow

Primary Appointment:


Education and Training

2022-Present     National Center for Safe Supportive Schools - Postdoctoral Fellow

2022-Present     National Center for School Mental Health - Postdoctoral Fellow

2022                    North Carolina State University - Ph.D. School Psychology

2019                    North Carolina State University - M.S. School Psychology

2017                    University of South Carolina - B.A. Experimental Psychology

Highlighted Publications

Knox, J., Alvarez, A., Golden, A., & Hope, E. (2023). Increasing readiness for culturally responsive, trauma-informed professional development: Collective and individual readiness. In B.M. Alexander-Ashley (Ed.). Practical Strategies to Reduce Childhood Trauma and Mitigate Exposure to the School-to-Prison Pipeline. (pp. 229-260). IGI Global.

Additional Publication Citations

Golden, A. R., Srisarajivakul, E. N., Hasselle, A. J., Pfund, R. A., & Knox, J. (2023). What was a gap is now a chasm: Remote schooling, the digital divide, and educational inequities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joy, A., Matthews, C., Cerda-Smith, Knox, J., Mulvey, K. L. (2023). The roles of school racial climate and STEM classroom climate in adolescents’ peer inclusion and attribution decisions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 226.

Cerda-Smith, J., Joy A., Matthews, C., Knox, J. L., & Mulvey, K. L. (2023). STEM-related outcomes for adolescents with differing perceptions of school racial climate: A latent class analysis. Science Education, 1-26.

Knox, J., Mulvey, K. L. & Gonultas, S., Gibson, S. (2022).  Relations between parental attachment, empathy, and bystander help-seeking preference following peer aggression. Journal of Child & Family Studies. 1-11.

Mulvey, K.L., Matthews, C., Knox, J., Joy, A., & Cerda-Smith, J. (2022). The role of inclusion, discrimination, and belonging for adolescent STEM engagement in and out of school. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Pane Seifert, H. T., Wise-Kriplani, M., Knox, J., & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2022). Improving the content validity of the Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey (TRACES) and the Child and Adolescent PTSD Checklist for DSM–5 (CAPC-5): A collaborative research methodological approach. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 14(6), 905–913.

Yoon, S., Miller, L., Knox, J., & Xin, Y. (2021) Longitudinal examination of resilience among child welfare-involved adolescents: The role of caregiver-child relationships and deviant peer affiliation. Development and Psychopathology.

Knox, J., Gibson, S., Mulvey, K. L., & Gonultas, S. (2021). School connectedness and bystander intervention: The moderating role of perceived exclusion and privilege among African American students. School Psychology Review.

Yoon, S., Maguire-Jack, K., Knox, J., & Ploss, A. (2020). Socio-ecological predictors of resilience development over time among maltreated youth. Child Maltreatment.

Gibson, S., Cryer-Coupet, Q., Knox, J., Fields, K. (2020). Father Involvement in Kinship Care: A Risk and Resilience Perspective. Children & Youth Services Review.

Kim, E. You, S., Knox, J. (2019). The mediating effect of empathy on the relation between child self-expressiveness in family and prosocial behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Awards and Affiliations

2023       Early Career Scholar, Society for the Study of School Psychology

2023       IMMERSE Fellowship, University of California—Santa Barbara

2022       Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

2022       Outstanding Student Reviewer Award, School Psychology Review

2021        North Carolina School Psychology Association Boardsmanship Award

2021        Graduate Research Symposium Awardee, North Carolina State University

2020        Best Research Award, North Carolina School Psychology Association Conference

2020        Viewer’s Choice, North Carolina School Psychology Association Conference

2020        Augustus A. Witherspoon Scholarship, North Carolina State University

2019        National Association of School Psychology Student Leader of the Year Award

2018        Best Research Study Award, North Carolina School Psychology Association Conference

Grants and Contracts

08/23-08/24  Principal Investigator School Psych Sistahs: Evaluating a Mentoring Program for Early Career Women of Color in School Psychology. Funding Source: Society for the Study of School Psychology. Amount: $19,750.00

01/23-01/24   Principal Investigator Leveraging Educator Readiness to Increase Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Professional Development Effectiveness. Funding Source: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Amount: $1,515.00

01/21-01/22    Principal Investigator Evaluating a Culturally Responsive Trauma Informed Pedagogical School Program. Funding Source: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Amount: $1,500.00

01/21-01/22    Principal InvestigatorEvaluating a Culturally Responsive Trauma Informed Pedagogical School Program. Funding Source: Psi Chi/American Psychological Association. Awarded Amount: $1,000.00

Professional Activity

2023-Present     Editorial Board Journal of Trauma Studies in Education

2022-Present     Editorial Review Board School Psychology Review

2020-2022         Student Editorial Review Board School Psychology Review

2018-2021         Student Leader National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)