EliBSSMEli R. Green, PhD is an interdisciplinary sexualities scholar focusing on transgender pedagogy and prejudice reduction, and is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies graduate program at Widener University.  As the founder of the Transgender Training Institute, he provides training services to help non-profits, service and medical providers, and educational professionals expand their transgender-related cultural competency. In addition to his training and curriculum design work, Eli recently conducted an award winning national research study investigating the effectiveness of teaching transgender-related topics, particularly as it relates to reducing prejudice towards transgender and gender non-conforming people.  His ongoing research continues to evaluate the effectiveness of transgender-related trainings in community-based settings. Eli holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, in addition to Masters Degrees in Education and Applied Women’s Studies, and is a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT), and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Find out more about Eli’s work at and

10301205_10100540380584909_7246782830907637077_nLuca 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