Sloan Okrey

Sloan Okrey

Assistant Professor
Counseling & Human Development
LeChase Hall 489
(585) 276-6138
sokrey@warner.rochester.edu
 
Education:
PhD, University of Minnesota (family social science, human development)
MSW, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (social work, leadership and social change)
BSW, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (social work)


Sloan Okrey (they/them) joined the counseling and human development faculty in 2022. Okrey’s research is focused on family relationships and adolescent development, with a specific focus on (1) conservative Christian families in the United States and (2) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) adolescents and young adults. Okrey’s scholarship is informed by a critical, feminist perspective and grounded in theories of psychosocial development, attachment, family systems, and ambiguous loss. As an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in social work, Okrey is passionate about collaborative, integrative learning environments and community-engaged, translational research. 

Okrey’s scholarship has been published in several peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines, including but limited to: Family Relations, Infant and Child Development, Journal of Youth Development, Social Work, and Journal of LGBT Youth.  


Courses
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)