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Kayley Davis

Kayley Davis

PhD Student

Biography

Kayley is from Knoxville, TN. She received her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her faculty advisor is Dr. Spencer Olmstead. Kayley’s current research focuses on young/emerging adult romantic and sexual health and well-being, with a particular emphasis on the processes and implications associated with sexually transmitted infection disclosure.


Research

Clinical Experience

 

Crisis Line Specialist, 2015-2016

  • CONTACT Care Line
  • Responsibilities: Participated in “The Art of Active Listening” training for eight weeks, followed by volunteering as a crisis phone line specialist
  • Training Coordinator: Mike Durbin

Assistant Counselor, 2015

  • Camp H.U.G.S.
  • Responsibilities: Assisted lead counselor in supervising and counseling a small group of children ages 11-13 experiencing grief from personal loss
  • Supervisor: Dr. Katie Rowinski

Education

Ph.D. 2021 Child and Family Studies University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Emphasis: Emerging adult romantic and sexual relationships
  • Chair: Dr. Spencer Olmstead

M.S. 2018 Child and Family Studies University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Thesis: Motivations for Sex among College-Attending Emerging Adults: A Developmental Perspective
  • Chair: Dr. Spencer Olmstead

B.A. 2015 Psychology University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Minor: Child and Family Studies
  • Summa Cum Laude

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Service

Ad hoc journal reviewer

  • 2018-present American Journal of Sexuality Education
  • 2017-present Archives of Sexual Behavior (reviewer-in-training)

Professional Committee Member

  • 2019-2021 Communications Specialist
  • National Council on Family Relations, Research and Theory Section
  • 2017-2018 Graduate Student Representative
    The Southeastern Council on Family Relations 

Membership in Professional Societies

  • 2016-present National Council on Family Relations

Departmental Service (University of Tennessee)

Child and Family Studies Faculty Search Committee

  • 2019 Search Committee Member

Child and Family Studies Graduate Student Organization (CFS-GSO)

  • 2019-present Treasurer
  • 2018-2019 President
  • CFS-GSO awarded the “GSS Student Organization of the Year Award” during tenure as president (Awarded to graduate and/or professional student organizations or councils for their extraordinary contributions to graduate student life or to their respective academic department or program)
  • 2017-2018 Vice President

Quint State Planning Committee

  • 2017-2018 Housing Committee Chair
    Programming Committee Member

Awards and Recognitions

  • Oscar Roy Ashley Graduate Fellowship ($4,000), 2019 (Awarded to returning graduate students who demonstrate excellence in academic performance)
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, 2018, 2019 (Awarded to graduate students who have received national and/or international recognition in their field and show promise in their area of research and/or creative achievement)
  • Kathy Carlson Fellowship ($1,000), 2017-2019 (Awarded to graduate students dedicated to promoting learning)
  • Helen Sharp Hakala Scholarship ($1,500), 2017-2019 (Awarded to graduate students in the areas that were in the former College of Human Ecology)
  • Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence (Formerly known as the “Chancellor’s Fellowship”; $10,000), 2016-2020 (Awarded to top incoming doctoral students for four consecutive years)
  • Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship ($15,000), 2016 (Awarded to incoming graduate students who excelled in undergraduate work and show promise for outstanding graduate work)
  • Outstanding Psychology Undergraduate Award ($150), 2015 (Awarded to undergraduate psychology students who demonstrate excellence in academic performance)
  • Volunteer Scholarship (Formerly known as the “University of Tennessee Scholarship” 2012-2015 (Awarded to qualified incoming freshmen)
  • HOPE Scholarship, 2012-2015 (Awarded to qualified incoming freshmen)

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Olmstead, S. B., Conrad, K. A., & Davis, K. N. (in press). First-year college students’ experiences in a brief sexual health seminar. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning.

Olmstead, S. B., Anders, K. M., Clemmons, D. M. A., & Davis, K. N. (2019). First semester college students and the college drinking culture: Perceptions, acceptance, and expectations for involvement. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Manuscripts Under Review

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. Motivations against sex and lifetime sexual partner number: A two-study approach. American Journal of Sexuality Education. (Submitted on 10/8/19)

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (revise and resubmit). Motivations for sex among college-attending emerging adults: A developmental perspective. Sexuality Research and Social Policy

Olmstead, S. B., Davis, K. N., & Anders, K. M. Meanings for sex and commitment among college-attending and non-college emerging adults: A replication and extension. Archives of Sexual Behavior. (Submitted on 6/10/19)

Manuscripts in Preparation

Olmstead, S. B., Anders, K. M., & Davis, K. N. Do emerging adults’ hookup definitions differ based on college attendance and gender? (Analyzing data; Drafting manuscript)

Scholarly Presentations (Peer-Reviewed)

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (2019, November). Reasons to disclose or not disclose a sexually transmitted infection to a sexual partner: A symbolic interaction theory perspective. Paper accepted for presentation as part of the Theory Construction and Research Methodology pre-conference at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Dallas Fort Worth, TX.

Schwanz, S., Kahovec, A., Davis, K. N., & Clouthier, S. (2019, November). Opening doors: Strategies for improving the undergraduate research experience. Workshop proposal accepted for the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Dallas Forth Worth, TX.

Olmstead, S. B., Anders, K. M., & Davis, K. N. (2019, October). What can be learned from emerging adults’ definitions of hookups? Paper accepted for presentation as part of the paper symposium “Romantic Relationships and Sexual Behavior during Emerging Adulthood: Are they Separate Worlds or Compose Together the Developmental Process?” chaired by S. Shulman at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Toronto, Canada.

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (2018, November). Motivations against sex and lifetime sexual partners: A two-study approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

Olmstead, S. B., Davis, K. N., Treadway, K. M., & Anders, K. M. (2018, November). Sex and commitment among college-attending and non-college emerging adults. Poster presented as part of the poster symposium “Emerging Adult Relationships: Casual, Committed, and Spicing It Up” facilitated by S. B. Olmstead at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, San Diego, CA.

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (2017, March). Reasons for having sex among emerging adults: A developmental perspective. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations, Charlotte, NC. Awarded Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation ($50).

Olmstead, S. B., Conrad, K. A., & Davis, K. N. (2015, November). Sex on campus: An examination of first semester college students’ experiences in a brief sexual health seminar. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Albuquerque, NM.

Strimpfel, J.M., Kurdziel, G., Skadberg, R.M., Mahan, R.M., Davis, K.N., Pollard, E.E. & Macfie, J. (2015, March). Early childhood representations of parent-child relationships, self, and self-regulation predict pre-adolescent borderline features. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Local Presentations

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (2018, October). Motivations against sex and lifetime sexual partners: A two-study approach. Paper presented at the Fall 2018 Child and Family Studies Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Davis, K. N. (2018, April). Motivations for sex among college-attending emerging adults: A developmental perspective. Paper presented at the Spring 2018 Child and Family Studies Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Treadway, K. M., Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (2018, April). Does hookup partner type matter? Condoms, drunkenness, and emotional reactions. Poster presented at the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA), Knoxville, Tennessee.

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (2018, March). Wait, college students have motivations against sex? Poster presented at the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, Tennessee. Awarded Second Place Poster Presentation ($150).

Davis, K. N., & Olmstead, S. B. (2017, March). Reasons for having sex among emerging adults: A developmental perspective. Poster presented at the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Conrad, K. A., Olmstead, S. B., & Davis, K. N. (2015, March). First semester college students’ perceptions of a brief sexual health seminar: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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