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LGBTQIA Students, Identity, Policies, and Climate

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Oct 14 2020
LGBTQIA Students, Identity, Policies, and Climate

2020–21 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series at Westminster College.

2020–21 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series
This charismatic panel will present—through the lens of queer and trans college-student contexts—an intersectional conversation about LGBTQIA students that expands the
connections and possibilities of identities, policies, and contexts of campus life and work.

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, PhD
Devika Dibya Choudhuri, PhD
Jason L. Taylor, PhD

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About the Panelists
Drs. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, Devika Dibya Choudhuri, and Jason L. Taylor are the co-editors of the 2019 text “Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts: Identity, Policies, and Campus Climate”.

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, Ph.D., is a Professor in Higher Education and Director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She also serves as the Executive Director of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC). Previously, Zamani-Gallaher served as Associate Dean of the Graduate College and was Associate Head of the Department of Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership at UIUC. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in Community College Leadership and Educational Evaluation from the UIUC. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher’s teaching, research, and consulting activities largely include psychosocial adjustment and transition of marginalized collegians, transfer, access policies, and women in leadership

Devika Dibya Choudhuri, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Counseling Program at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She currently serves as the chair of the President’s Commission for Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern Michigan University, and has been working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion for much of her professional life. She is a licensed professional counselor in Michigan and Connecticut with over 20 years of experience working with clients individually, as well as in couples, families, and groups. Clinically, she specializes in cross-cultural and diversity issues, as well as trauma, assault, and abuse, working with refugee populations, sexual assault, and abuse survivors, and immigrant and multicultural populations. She is also a certified coach, consultant, and frequent presenter on cultural competence, diversity, and ethical issues. She teaches courses such as cross-cultural counseling, advanced multicultural counseling, counseling skills, group work, crisis and trauma, couple and family, and counseling women and LGBTQ populations.

Jason L. Taylor, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a research specialization in evaluation methods and concentration in public policy. His broad research interests are at the intersection of community college and higher education policy and educational and social inequality. Dr. Taylor has conducted and led several quantitative and mixed methods studies related to college readiness, developmental education, college affordability, adult pathways to college, dual credit/enrollment and early college experiences, transfer policy and reverse transfer, LGBTQ students, career and technical education, and educational access and equity. The goal of his research is to examine and better understand how public policies impact underserved students’ access to, transition through, and success in community colleges and institutions of higher education to contribute to both theory and practice.

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