Julie Herbstrith

Department / Division

  • School Psychology Faculty


  • Associate Professor


Email: jh4752@msstate.edu


  • 508 Allen Hall


  • B.A., Marian University, Psychology
  • M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, Psychology
  • Ph.D., Illinois State University, School Psychology

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Child Development and Psychopathology
  • Advanced Multicultural Psychology
  • Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for Children and Adolescents
  • Therapeutic and Crisis Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Research Interests

  • Using translational science to understand and leverage social-psychological phenomena for effective systems change in schools
  • Interventions for microaggression perpetration toward marginalized identities
  • Equitable and inclusive school psychological practice
  • Increasing representation of minoritized identities in school psychology

Selected Publications

  • Herbstrith, J.C. (2021). A systems approach to creating equitable educational environments for gender and sexually diverse families. Walking the walk: Addressing gender and sexual orientation diversity in schools. Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.
  • Nielsen, S.E., Harbke, C.R., & Herbstrith, J.C. (2021). Uncovering bi-as: Developing new measures of binegativity. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
  • Herbstrith, J.C., Augustine, S.A., Reardon, K.M., & Roth, Z.R. (2019). An examination of teachers’ attitudes toward religious expression in public schools. Advance online publication. Research in Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/0034523718821705
  • Herbstrith, J.C., & Busse, G. (2019). Seven million and counting: Providing systems-level consultation and services to the growing number of LGBTQ+ families in the schools. Advance online publication. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation. https://doi.org/10.1080/10474412.2019.1565539

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Chair, Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs Executive Committee  
  • National Association of School Psychologists LGBTQI2-S Publications Committee
  • Program Committee Reviewer American Psychological Association Divisions 16, 35, and 44      
  • Member, National Association of School Psychologists                         

Certifications and Licensures

  • Licensed School Psychologist (Illinois)
  • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (Texas)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist