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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Academic Studies Advisory Committee


To develop plans to assist teachers in making schools, colleges, and universities safe and welcoming places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, intersex, queer, and questioning people, and their allies to initiate and sustain conversation about the relevance of gendered, sexual, and affectional identities to reading and writing lives, to teaching lives, and to the well-being of students; to promote inquiry into issues of sexuality and gender identity and expression in the teaching of literacy and literature; to encourage proposals for presentation of such inquiry through public meetings such as the NCTE Annual Convention; to support individuals in the production of publishable written reports of such inquiry; and to select excellent proposals for inclusion in the Annual Convention.

2015 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR: Toby Emert (2016)
(Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA)

Carol Brochin (2016)
(University of Texas at El Paso)

Roxanne Henkin (2017)
(University of Texas at San Antonio)

Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth (2017)
(Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo)

Matthew Kim (2017)
(Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, MA)

Katherine Mason (2017)
(Wichita State University, KS)

Joseph Morgan (2015)
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Tiffany Rehbein (2018)
(East High School, Cheyenne, WY)

Caitlin L. Ryan (2017)
(East Carolina University, Greenville, NC)

Nicole P. Sieben (2015)
(Adelphi University, Garden City, NY)

Paula Taylor-Greathouse (2017)
(Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville)

Craig A. Young (2017)
(Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)

Executive Committee Liaison, Ernest Morrell
(Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters


Michael Cart (2018)
(Columbus, IN)

Darryn Diuguid (2018)
(McKendree University, Lebanon, IL)

Judith A. Hayn (2018)
(University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

Rick Joseph (2018)
(Birmingham Covington School, Bloomfield Twp., MI)


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