Dr. Eli R. Green is the founder of The Transgender Training Institute, a national educational consulting company providing training and consulting services by transgender people, for the benefit of transgender people and communities. TTI works with K-12 schools, colleges & universities, social service & medical providers, and corporations to help create more transgender-affirming environments. As an educator with over 17 years of experience facilitating transgender-related content, Dr. Green has helped thousands of people have a stronger understanding of what it means to be transgender, and how to be effective allies and provide crucial support to help transgender people survive and thrive in today’s world. As a master trainer, Dr. Green specializes in helping fellow educators expand skills and build capacity for implementing high quality transgender trainings through TTI’s Training of Trainers courses. Dr. Green and Luca Maurer co-authored The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills, which was honored by the LGBTQ division of the American Psychological Association with the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training award, and was named as the 2016 book of the year by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Green holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, in addition to Masters’ Degrees in Human Sexuality Education (Widener University) and Applied Women’s Studies (Claremont Graduate University). Prior to launching The Transgender Training Institute, he served as an Assistant Professor on the full-time faculty in the Department of Public Health at William Paterson University and in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies graduate program at Widener University. His academic research focused on better understanding the most effective educational methods for reducing prejudice towards transgender people, and was selected as the 2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award recipient by Widener University. His work was also honored by the Society for the Study of Psychological Issues (SPSSI) for significant contributions towards our understanding of current social issues. Dr. Green is a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) and currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Communications Steering Committee Chair. He is also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Find out more about Eli’s work at www.EliRGreenPhD.com and www.TransgenderTrainingInstitute.com.
Luca Maurer, MS is the founding director of The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College. In this role Maurer fosters the academic success and personal growth of LGBT and allied students, and offers college wide services to enhance the campus community’s understanding and appreciation of LGBT people and themes. Under Maurer’s leadership, Ithaca College was named one of the 25 best campuses in the nation for LGBT students, and one of top 10 transgender friendly colleges and universities nationwide. In addition, Maurer has taught college courses on issues of health and sexuality at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Maurer also serves as a consultant and trainer on a variety of themes, including disability issues, LGBT issues, global health issues, and diversity and multiculturalism, and has spoken throughout the country and in other countries for audiences on these issues. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists has designated Maurer a Certified Sexuality Educator and Certified Sexuality Counselor. Maurer has served as Senior Advisory Editorial Board member of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, and as a member of the Editorial Board of The Prevention Researcher, a multidisciplinary journal focusing on successful adolescent development and at-risk youth. Maurer is also a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations. Co-editor of Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience published by Westview Press in 2009, Maurer’s written work on sexual orientation, gender identity, disability issues, and HIV/AIDS has appeared in a variety of publications. Find out more about Luca’s work at www.LucaMaurer.com.