Eli R. Green, PhD is an interdisciplinary scholar in Gender and Sexuality Studies, specializing in transgender education and inclusion. He 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). He is a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT), and he is serving as co-chair of the 2015 conference in Minneapolis. Eli currently teaches gender & sexuality studies, public health, and psychology courses at Moravian College, Philadelphia University, Widener University, and William Paterson University.
LGBTQ Consultant, Specializing in Transgender-Inclusion
In his work as an independent consultant, he helps non-profits, service and medical providers, and educational professionals expand their LGBQ and transgender-related cultural competency. He has worked extensively with the NYC Administration of Children’s Services LGBTQ Policy & Practice office on multiple projects related to providing LGBTQ & TGNC (transgender and gender non-conforming) youth with affirming services. In addition co-authoring the Safe & Respected best practices guide, Eli authored the accompanying training curriculum and provided extensive train the trainer support. Eli is also an approved provider of the required LGBTQ Cultural Competency trainings for the contracted Children’s Services providers, and leads NCAA trainings on diversity and inclusion through David M. Hall & Associates.
Research & Scholarship
Eli recently conducted a national study on the effectiveness of teaching transgender-related topics in undergraduate courses, 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 education in community-based settings. His forthcoming book co-authored with Luca Maurer, The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Reducing Prejudice & Building Skills will be published by the Center for Sexuality Education in 2015.
His current scholarly publications include best practices when working with transgender youth in foster care, work on the politics of transgender inclusion in feminist spaces, creating transgender-inclusive sexuality education, and best practices when teaching undergraduate sexuality courses. His recent publications include:
- [Forthcoming] Green, E. R. & Maurer, L. (2015). The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Reducing Prejudice & Building Skills. Morristown, NJ: Center for Sexuality Education.
- Green, E. R., Hamarman, A. M., McKee, R. W. (2015). Online Sexuality Education Pedagogy: Translating Five Traditional Teaching Methods to Online Learning Environments. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 15(1). 19-30. DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2014.942033
- Green, E. R. (2014). Does Teaching Transgender Content Effectively Reduce Anti-Transgender Prejudice? The Assessment Findings from a National Study. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Widener University, Chester, PA.
- Green, E.R. & Perry, J.R. (2014). Safe & Respected: Providing Culturally Competent Services for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth in ACS Care (Training Curriculum). New York City, NY: New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services.
- Perry, J.R. & Green, E.R. (2014). Safe & Respected: Policy, Best Practices & Guidance for Serving Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth Involved in the Child Welfare, Detention, and Juvenile Justice Systems. New York City, NY: New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services.
- McKee, R. W., Green, E. R., Hamarman, A. (2012). Foundational Best Practices for Teaching Sexuality Online. American Journal of Sexuality Education 7(4): 378-403. (Download for personal use only).
- Green, E. R. (2010). Shifting Paradigms: Moving Beyond “Trans 101″ in Sexuality Education. The American Journal of Sexuality Education. v5(1). 1-16. (Download for personal use only).
Eli’s recent webinar on Transgender, Sexuality & Trauma: A Context of Care for Service Providers with FORGE is available here, free of charge.