Jaidelynn Rogers

Southern Illinois University



Jaidelynn Rogers

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology

Jaidelynn Rogers


Jerseyville, Illinois

Undergraduate Institution:

Lindenwood University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Current Program:

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Year of Matriculation:


Research Interests:

LGBTQ+ topics broadly. I am passionate about conducting research on couples, particularly looking at relationship satisfaction in same-gender couples. Other interests include family-systems, parenting, and sex therapy.


Milton, C., Rogers, J., Goldbach, C., & Knutson, D. (2019). Exploration of Chosen Families. Poster presented at the LGBT Research Symposium, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Rogers, J. (2019). Aspirations, but not Autonomy, Affect Mate Choice in Early Adulthood. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rogers, J. (2019). Relationship Satisfaction in LGB Couples. Presented at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference, Wichita, KS.

Goldbach, C., Milton, C., Rogers, J., Knutson, D. (2019). Navigating Transition within Dyadic Relationships. Panel discussion at the Women and Gender Studies Conference, Carbondale, IL.

Rogers, J. (2018). What Is the Frequency of Cyber Infidelity in Relation to Age, Gender, or SES? Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Teaching Experience:

Graduate Teaching assistant for Introduction to Psychology, 2018-2019 (Psych 102)

Future Career Plans:

Opening a private practice specializing in couples and family therapy for LGBTQ+ people. One day opening a non-profit homeless shelter for LGBTQ+ youth who have been ostracized or dejected from their biological family unit as a result of their identity.

What Attracted Me to SIU:

My advisor, Dr. Knutson as well as the multicultural competency focus of our program. I also enjoy that our program provides many opportunities to specialize or focus on distinct areas of psychology (such as assessment).

Interesting Facts:

I am a proud dog mom to a golden retriever mix named Charlie, I love to read and write poetry, and my dream car is a bright blue Jeep Wrangler.