Tonya Myles-Day.

Tonya Myles-Day

Clinical Assistant Professor; Faculty Support Liaison for Racially Underrepresented Students

“Lived experiences shape our worldview. When we can view the world through the lens of oppressed and marginalized groups of people, we become more inclusive and accepting of differences and embrace ways to honor diversity through cultural humility.”

Contact Information

646 Baldy Hall
Amherst, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1275
Fax: 716-645-3456

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Contact Information

646 Baldy Hall, Amherst, NY 14260 (view map)
Phone: 716-645-1275; Fax: 716-645-3456


  • DSW, Social Work, Simmons University (2024)
  • MSW, Social Work, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • BSW, Social Work, Buffalo State College (2014)

Professional/Research Interests

Mental health in the LGBTQIA+ community; anti-racist practices in higher education; racial trauma; substance abuse; generational poverty and trauma of the Black family; decolonizing the social work profession


Dr. Tonya Myles-Day joined the University at Buffalo School of Social Work from Buffalo State University, where she served as a full-time lecturer in the Social Work Department. Myles-Day received her DSW from Simmons University and her MSW from the UB School of Social Work.

Myles-Day’s research focuses on addressing implicit and explicit racism experienced by BIPOC students at predominantly white institutions and how these experiences may affect the learning environment for students of color. Additionally, her work looks at how accessibility and anti-racist components can be added to diversity, equity and inclusion trainings to improve the outcomes of DEI practices by faculty and staff with BIPOC students.

Myles-Day was an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow, as well as an MFP-Y fellow through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).