Renee Galliher


Professor | Director of Clinical Training of the Combined Clinical/Counseling Specialization

Renee Galliher

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Office Location: EDUC 430
Phone: 435-797-3391
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Identity development, Multicultural issues, Discrimination and prejudice


The research in my lab is focused on identity development processes, emphasizing intersections of domains of identity within relational and cultural contexts. Using observational, self-report, and qualitative methodologies, we assess ethnic identity, sexual identity, religious identity, professional identity, and other forms of identity across developmental transitions. Our work examines patterns of risk and resilience related to important family and peer relationships, as well as cultural influences and the impact of prejudice and discrimination.


  • Galliher, R.V., McLean, K.C., & Syed. M. (2017). An integrated developmental model for studying identity content in context. Developmental Psychology, 53(11), 2011-2022.
  • Grace Wong, E., Galliher, R.V., Pradell, H., Roanhorse, T., & Huenemann, H. (2022). Positive identity strategies of religious/spiritual LGBTQ+ BIPOC. Identity, An International Journal of Theory and Research, 22(1), 35-50.
  • Parmenter, J., Galliher, R. V., Wong, E., & Perez, D. (2021). An intersectional approach to understanding LGBTQ+ people of color’s access to LGBTQ+ community resilience. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 68(6), 629-641.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R., Galliher, R. V., Carlson, K. M., Eason, A. E., & Fryberg, S. A. (2020).  White opposition to Native American sovereignty: Association with “the Casino Indian” stereotype and perceived conflict of interest. DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 17(1), 55-80. doi:10.1017/S1742058X20000119
  • Xie, T. & Galliher, R. V. (in press). Responding to microaggressions: Evaluation of bystander intervention strategies. The Counseling Psychologist.