Dara Parker

Vice-President, Grants & Community Initiatives · Vancouver Foundation

A nonprofit executive who is helping shift the sector from charity to justice.

Nonprofit Leadership Nonprofit Management Gender Lgbtq Issues Diversity and Inclusion

Joshua Pullo

Instructional Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Joshua Pullo's primary interests include student leadership development, geriatrics, global outreach and community pharmacy.

LGBTQ+ Competency Community and Pharmacy Management Over-the-Counter Products Test and Treat Point of Care Testing

Melanie Wilcox, PhD

Assistant Professor and Researcher · Department of Psychological Sciences, the Institute of Public and Preventive Health, and the Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Wilcox's research covers multicultural counseling and competencies, as well as issues of race, sexual orientation, gender, social class.

Racism and Whiteism Mental Health & Wellness Sexism LGBTQIA+ Equality

Emily Fisher

Professor | Director, School Psychology Program | Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Action Committee · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Social Justice Solution-Focused Brief Counseling School Supports for LGBTQ Youth Counseling Children & Adolescents Positive Psychology

Ryan J. Watson, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Watson's research focuses on vulnerable adolescents, with a focus on interpersonal relationships.

Social Support LGBTQ Health Sexual Health, HIV Prevention Sexual/Gender Minority Youth and Young Adult Health Family Acceptance and Rejection

Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Information & Library Science · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Hughes-Hassell's research focuses on social justice issues in youth library services

Library and Information Science Social Justice Youth Literature Education Reforms Academic Librarianship

Micki McElya, Ph.D.

Professor of History · University of Connecticut

Professor McElya is an expert in the histories of women, gender, sexuality, and race in the U.S., with a focus on politics and memory.

U.S. Cultural and Political History Women & Gender Sexuality & LGBTQ History Feminist Theory Queer Theory

Anna Muraco

Professor and Chair of Sociology · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Intersection of Gay and Straight Life in Aging Social Relationships Gender Aging and the Life Course Caregiving and Friendship Across the Life Course

Genny Beemyn

Director of Stonewall Center · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Genny Beemyn is an expert on the lives of transgender college students and on trans-inclusive policies and practices on college campuses.

Transgender Law and Policy LGBTQ Equality Transgender Mental Health Trans Youth Transgender College Students

Shanea Thomas

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Shane'a Thomas has expertise in life transitions, bereavement, depression, women’s issues, and various lifestyle identities.

LGBTQ Consent Sexuality Self Care Relationships

Genevieve Weber

Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Weber is a licensed mental health counselor, with a specialty in LGBTQ inclusion/cyber-bullying and substance abuse/heroin addiction.

LGBT Inclusion Homophobia Cyberbullying Substance Abuse Addiction

M.V. Lee Badgett

Professor of Economics · University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage.

Economics of Sexual Orientation and Same-Sex Marriage Gay Marriage LGBT Inclusion Labor Economics Same-sex Couples

Sandibel Borges

Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Home and Belonging Latinx Queer Communities Feminisms of Color Gender Studies Queer Migration

Kimberly West-Faulcon

Professor of Law · Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University

James P. Bradley Chair in Constitutional Law

Impeachment Constitutional Law

Mae Kuykendall

Professor of Law · Michigan State University

Professor Kuykendall has a scholarly interest in the relationship between legal definitions of marriage and the common usage of the word.

Organizational Governance and Dissent First Amendment Corporate Finance Corporate Law & Policy Marriage

Carl Castro

Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Current research efforts include assessing the effects of combat and operations tempo (OPTEMPO) on soldier, family and unit readiness.

Veterans Affairs Veterans and Military Families Military Transition Back to Civilian Life Military Affairs Psychological Health

Deborah M. Weissman, J.D.

Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law, School of Law · UNC at Chapel Hill

Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law

Refugees Women's Issues Poverty Law - Legal Services Immigration and Citizenship Human Rights Civil Rights

Chaya Crowder

Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations · Loyola Marymount University

Chaya Crowder is an expert in political behavior, race and ethnicity politics, social media and American politics.

American Politics Race and Politics Political Science Political Behavior Social Media

Sophie Bjork-James

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Anthropology · Vanderbilt University

Expert on the U.S.-based religious right and the white nationalist movement, particularly online communities.

Conservative Christianity Religion White Nationalism Reproductive Politics Race and Racism

Abbe Finn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Expert in school shooting prevention and crisis response · Florida Gulf Coast University

Abbe Finn specializes in school violence and workplace violence prevention.

school shooting prevention and intervention Clinical Mental Health Counseling Suicide Prevention Addictions Crisis Response