Supporting Queer and Trans Faculty

Please join UMass ADVANCE and Jason Garvey, Friedman-Hipps Green and Gold Professor of Education and Program Coordinator for the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Vermont, April 9, 2021 from 12:30-2:00pm, live on Zoom.

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Queer and trans faculty often experience hostile and uninviting institutional climates, which may lead these faculty to leave their institutions. This workshop will delve into how region, climate, and other factors impact queer and trans faculty experiences, and how institutions can help develop more supportive environments.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the UMass Stonewall Center.


Dr. Jason C. Garvey (he/him/his) is the Friedman-Hipps Green and Gold Professor of Education and Program Coordinator for the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Vermont. He also serves as Faculty-in-Residence for the Leadership and Social Change Undergraduate Learning Community. Jay’s scholarship, teaching, and service are closely tied to his educational journey as a queer person. His research examines queer and trans collegians across educational contexts primarily using quantitative methods. As a public scholar, Jay has collaborated with local and national organizations to promote positive social change for queer and trans collegians, including the Pride Center of Vermont, Campus Pride, ACPA: College Student Educators International, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Prior to his faculty appointments, Jay worked in college student services across a variety of functional areas, including queer and trans student involvement and advocacy, student affairs assessment, residential life, academic advising, and undergraduate research.