Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Doctor of Education, May 2019 (Expected)
New England College, Henniker, NH
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Eric Ramsey | Committee: Dr. Francy Magee and Dr. Debbie Bazarsky
Dissertation topic: A phenomenological study on the lived experiences of LGBTQ center practitioners at colleges and universities in the United States. 

Master of Science in Education, May 2009
Bernard M. Baruch College, The City University of New York, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, June 2002 
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY


Professional Affiliations & Community Service

American College Personnel Administration – College Student Educators International, January 2018 – Present
Member

Theta Delta Sigma Society, Inc., October 2015 – Present
National Director of Communications, January 2018 – Present
Interim National Director of Marketing, January 2018 – Present
Member, October 2015 – Present

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, May 2015 – May 2016
Advisory Board Member for Project Living Out Loud

Family Service League of Essex County, NJ, June 2014 – November 2015
Prevention Coalition Board Member for SAVE – the county’s rape care advocacy group

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), September 2012 – Present
Member

Association of College Unions International (ACUI), September 2012 – August 2017
Member

Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY), August 2010 – October 2013
Member

OUT Professionals, January 2010 – October 2012
Member

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, 2009 – Present
LGBTQ Center Practitioners Standards of Practice Committee, May 2016 – Present
Mid-Atlantic Region Representative, May 2014 – May 2015
Member, August 2009 – Present


Professional Experience

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, August 2017 – Present
Director of the Rainbow Center, Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Administrative Highlights

  • Served as an executive level strategist responsible for guiding efforts and creating substantive programs to define, assess and promote LGBTQ educational issues, employment opportunities, and cultural proficiency
  • Led, encouraged, and woreds cooperatively with University departments, faculty, staff, and students to improve recruitment and retention of LGBTQ students and in creating and retaining a diverse workforce
  • Developed, in conjunction with senior academic and administrative leaders, programs to maximize institutional strengths and respond to identified needs in order to maintain an intentional and sustained focus on achieving inclusive excellence for the LGBTQ community
  • Worked collaboratively with other cultural center directors to address matters of cultural unity/inclusion
  • Serves as primary contact for students, faculty, and staff (of all campuses), and the local community concerning LGBTQ matters, reporting to the Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Provided leadership, vision, and direction for the Rainbow Center and directed the day-to-day operation of the center
  • Proactively and collaboratively developed and implemented plans, programs, and activities that educated and motivated members of the University community to embrace an understanding of LGBTQ concerns
  • Supervised professional staff, graduate students, paid student staff, and volunteers/interns
  • Oversaw a foundation account and 2 annual budgets totaling more than $300,000

Advocacy and Education Highlights 

  • Revised the University guide that assists  managers, supervisors, and colleagues in creating affirming workplace environments for transgender employees
  • Consulted with the department of residence life on how to best support LGBTQ students (housing policies, protocols, opportunities for community building, and forms)
  • Strategized with regional campus directors to identify LGBTQ issues and needs, and to determine action plans to support and professionally develop their students, faculty, and staff
  • Assessed  training programs and curricula
  • Collaborated with Facilities and the Office for Institutional Equity to begin identifying and unify ing all gender bathroom signage for the Storrs and regional campuses
  • Led workshops for the staffs of the Office of Residence Life and the Foundation Office on LGBTQ terminology, identity development models, and best practices for inclusion

Support Services Highlights

  • Provided oversight of peer facilitators for various identity-based affinity discussion and support groups
  • Supported graduate assistant who oversaw the FAMILEE mentor program
  • Supported students, faculty, and staff in crisis including but not limited to victims of sexual harassment/assault, rejection from family or friends, academic and career concerns, mental health issues, etc.
  • Supported university and local community members and provided referral services

 Community Engagement and Programming Highlights

  • Worked with various campus partners to host a daylong, institution-wide metanoia for dialogues around race
  • Worked with campus partners to host a vigil for victims in Charlottesville
  • Worked closely with student staff to coordinate programs for National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and others
  • Re-established the Berdon Scholarship including its criteria and requirements, and established a process for  candidate selection

Educators Training Institute, Lodi, NJ, December 2015 -August 2017
Lead LGBTQ Facilitator/Trainer

  • Developed curricula and provided innovative professional development opportunities to middle and high school teachers, principals, and counselors in the Northern New Jersey region
  • Workshops included: Supporting LGBTQ+ students: Allyship, best practices, & tips to creating a gay/straight alliance; and Creating safe[r] spaces for LGBTQ students: An introspective workshop for counselors and educators.

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, October 2012 – August 2017
Assistant Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity (October 2015 – August 2017)
Coordinator of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Center (October 2012 – August 2017)

Administrative Highlights

  • Successfully positioned Montclair State University as a national leader in LGBTQ student services through meeting and exceeding national benchmarking standards
  • Increased Campus Pride Index score from a 3.5 rating to a 5.0 (out of 5) rating in less than 3 years
  • Developed a volunteer-based peer education program with multiple leadership opportunities that developed and engaged undergraduate- and graduate-level student volunteers personally and professionally in the areas of one-on-one support, group support and services, social and cultural event coordination and programming, curriculum development, teaching, facilitation, and customer service
  • Directly supervised, developed, assessed, and mentored student volunteers, graduate-level interns, and part-time staff members; and managed the day to day functions/operations of the LGBTQ Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Designed promotional materials, websites, and marketing materials for the LGBTQ Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity (and previously for the Center for Student Involvement when positioned there)
  • Served as the University LGBTQ specialist and consulted all areas of the campus community on policy development and inclusion enhancement
  • Managed a $43,000 annual budget and oversaw the LGBTQ Foundation account

Advocacy and Education Highlights 

  • Successfully removed trans exclusions from the student health insurance plans at Montclair State University, Kean University, The College of New Jersey, and Rowan University
  • Developed a speaker’s bureau and undergraduate-level student education team that developed curricula and led workshops for the campus community (topics included but were not limited to  LGBTQ+ identities, intersectionality, multiculturalism, anti-racism, social justice, etc.)
  • Designed and facilitated trainings, workshops, and lectures for myriad of audiences within and beyond our campus community walls on topics/issues including but not limited to power and privilege, anti-racism, social justice, allyship, LGBTQ identities and issues, multiculturalism, intersectionality, sexual assault, and bystander intervention
  • Designed and led a 4-hour, intensive Safer Space training program
  • Served as advocate, trainer, and panelist for student conduct hearings
  • Worked with all areas of the Office of Equity and Diversity and the executive board of the Student Government Association, Inc. to create a multicultural student council

Support Services Highlights

  • Developed a mentorship program in the LGBTQ Center which was later revised to be a divisional program  within the Office of Equity and Diversity designed to increase student success, retention, and persistence
  • Created a peer-to-peer facilitation program that supported students via affinity drop-in clubs and groups (i.e. Men’s Group, Womyn’s Group, Transcending Boundaries, Beyond Binaries, Queer People of Color, Aces and Aros, LGBTQ+Athletes, Q-mmunity, & Coming Out and Questioning Group)
  • Provided oversight and coordination of gender inclusive housing in collaboration with the Office of Residence Life and managed all  applications, waiting lists, placements, retreats, mediations, assessments, and resident assistant appointments
  • Co-facilitated a weekly therapy group with Counseling and Psychological Services to support students who questioned their gender and/or sexuality
  • Served on various committees: Middle State Accreditation Self-Study: Standard IV, Threat/Student Assessment Team, Suicide Prevention, Crisis Assessment Response and Education (CARE) Team, Bias Response Task Force, UNITY Committee, Advisory Council Alcohol and Other Drugs, President’s Commission of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Advisory Board for LGBTQ Studies Minor, LGBTQ Advisory Board & the LGBTQ Employee Resource Group

Community Engagement and Programming Highlights

  • Increased programming by 138% in the first year of appointment
  • Worked closely with students and the Office of Greek Life to colonize Theta Delta Sigma at Montclair State – other first gender inclusive, LGBTQ+ focused multicultural fraternal organization on campus (and the first chapter for the state of NJ)
  • Developed an LGBTQA Alumni Affinity Group with the Office of Alumni Relations
  • Coordinated extensive programming events for annual Diversity Week celebrations
  • Oversaw and developed programming for national LGBTQ observances and holidays
  • Introduced and established the following observances at the institution: Transgender Visibility Week, Bisexual Visibility Week, Asexual Awareness Week, and HIV/Aids Awareness Week in addition to increasing programming and visibility for preexisting weeks such as Ally Week and Coming Out Week
  • Professionally staffed and co-coordinated campus-wide events including Red Hawk Frenzy, Homecoming, Spring Week, Greek Week, New Student Orientation, Accepted Students Days, Open Houses, Commencement, Diversity Week, etc.
  • Worked with external organizations such as LAMBDA Legal, OUT Professionals, Marriage Equality USA, GLSEN, United for Marriage, Garden State Equality, GLAAD, Hudson Pride, The Pride Center of NJ, Princeton University LGBT Center, The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities at Rutgers University, Planed Parenthood, PFLAG, etc. on collaborative programming and other initiatives for our communities
  • Developed Lavender Graduation and grew our Pride Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding members/departments of our campus community

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, April 2008 – October 2012
Counselor for Evening/Weekend Degrees & Precollege Programs

Administrative Highlights

  • Managed the day-to-day functions of the Center for Evening/Weekend (E/W) and Precollege Programs and supervised interns, temporary staff and work study students
  • Managed all student tracking data, applications, and enrollment for 11 E/W degree programs and worked closely with department chairs to schedule E/W degree course requirements each term
  • Researched FIT’s part-time degree program from its origin in 1955-2011 for the Aslanian Group’s research project for FIT’s administration, and created historical catalog archive for the division
  • Assisted director with enrollment management of Precollege Programs for middle and high school students and provided faculty, student, and administrative support
  • Managed, coordinated, and designed marketing/promotional materials and all office correspondences to students, faculty, and staff
  • Coordinated and hosted 18 annual Orientation/Advisement events for new/transfer E/W degree students, 13 annual on-campus and online Information Sessions for prospective E/W students, and participated in 5 Precollege Orientation events, 4 SCPS Open Houses, and 4 Advisement/Registration events annually
  • Served on the President’s Diversity Council and steering committee for Strategic Planning and Campus Climate (with Susan Rankin & Associates). Other committees included the Grants Committee (which helped to establish Safe Zone Training on campus), the FIT Orientation Committee/New Student Success Series Committee, the SCPS Web & Social Media Marketing Committee (chair) and the SCPS Call Center Committee (chair)
  • Developed, designed and maintained all Precollege Programs and E/W Degrees webpages; and managed content/editors of School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ website
  • Created and managed the first blog for SCPS for Precollege Programs which showcased the experiences of FIT’s high school population, courses and faculty and engaged over 75,000 readers
  • Developed/maintained social media for SCPS, Precollege Programs and E/W Degrees, and acted as consultant to FIT’s Office of Admissions and other areas in SCPS for social media applications/use

Advocacy and Support Services Highlights

  • Collaborated with all areas of the campus community and provided E/W student advocacy
  • Assisted students in the removal of obstacles and issues (registration issues/holds on accounts/obtaining lockers, etc.) and counseled students on course selection and career exploration
  • Acted as sole liaison and 1-stop-shop providing student support and services to E/W population on behalf of the college as well as individual academic departments
  • Developed FIT’s first webinar for prospective commuter students

Institute of Audio Research, New York, NY, September 2004 – April 2008
Assistant Director of Career Services

Administrative Highlights

  • Managed the day-to-day functions of the Office of Career Services
  • Met overall department placement and average salary targets on an annual basis
  • Responsible for the placement and record keeping of all student career and internship placements
  • Created and compiled data into an Annual Placement, Retention, and Completion Report submitted to the national Accreditation Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
  • Worked closely with the Instructors, deans, student services departments, and career services colleagues and developed strategies to create new job opportunities via programming, telemarketing, mailings, personal visits to employers, events, and referrals to existing employer base that improved enrollment and retention
  • Assisted with revision and curriculum development of the Industry Practicum course

Advocacy and Support Services Highlights

  • Served as the liaison between graduates and human resource departments in the audio industry
  • Counseled students and provided advice on resumes, career goals, and interviewing techniques
  • Created and coordinated career-based events both on- and off-campus

Teaching Experience

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, August 2017 – December 2017
Lecturer/Instructor of Record

  • UNIV 1820: LGBTQIA+ Identity, Representation, and Visibility
    This course introduces students to the spectrum of diversity of gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations through facilitated discussions, interactive activities, reading, and media. Students become familiar with strategies in creative research and idea development specifically in cultural and political contexts.
  • UNIV 2500: Gender, Sexuality & Community
    Gender, Sexuality and Community is a weekly lecture and discussion series with guest scholars, community activists, and educators from assorted disciplines examining diverse topics. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the existing research, current activism and best practices that may include public health, business, higher education, family, military, science, K-12 education, immigration, literature, politics, law, community organizing, history, violence, counseling, therapy, sports, romance, policy, and many other areas. The unique weekly composite of lecture attendees and guest speakers allows for a multidisciplinary learning experience. Together, the class and the community will critically investigate and explore the relationship among gender, sexuality and community.

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, August 2013 – May 2017
Adjunct Faculty – Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

  • GLQS 100: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Studies
    This 3-credit course introduces students to current research in the study of LGBTQ+ individuals, relationships, and communities, and the social construction framework for analyzing contemporary gendered identities, sexualities, and the discourses and practices that maintain them.

Adjunct Faculty – General Education

  • GNED 199: New Student Seminar
    This 1-credit course is designed to ensure the academic success of first year students by providing them with the tools they need to make informed decisions regarding their academic, personal, ethical, and career choices

Guest Lecturer – Various Departments in Academic Affairs

  • ELAD 670: Diversity Issues in Higher Education, Education Leadership/Higher Education Master’s Program – Spring 2017
  • COUN 653: LGBT Issues in Counseling, Counseling Master’s Program – Summer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • PSYC 120: Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application, Psychology – Fall 2015
  • COUN 595: Multicultural Counseling and Development, Counseling Master’s Program – Spring 2015
  • HLTH 290: Human Sexuality, Public Health – Spring 2015
  • CMST 405: Persuasion & Transmedia Campaign, Communication Studies – Fall 2014
  • COUN 654: Counseling Internship, Counseling Master’s Program – Spring 2014
  • SASE 452: Teaching for Learning III, Teacher Education Program – Spring 2014
  • FCST 400: Senior Seminar, Family and Child Studies Department – Fall 2013

City University of New York – Baruch College, NYC, September 2008 – December 2010
Instructor – Coordinated Undergraduate Education

  • FRO: Freshman Seminar
    This course aims to provide students with the necessary tools to become self-directed learners by exposing them to on-campus resources, academic success strategies, and an opportunity to explore preliminary career plans. Structured class exercises and out-of class enrichment experiences encourage participation and provide an avenue for interactions with the students.

Presentations and Workshops

Peer Reviewed Workshops and Presentations

Edwards, B. (2015, November). The future of our movement: Beyond marriage equality. Plenary session panel moderated at the 13th Annual NJ LGBTQA College Leadership Conference, Montclair, NJ.

Edwards, B. (2014, October). They’re here, they’re queer, they’re first year college students. Presented at the 5th Biennial State Conference on Campus-Wide Initiatives for First-Year Success & College Completion, New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates, Atlantic City, NJ.

Edwards, B. & Pinto, S. (2014, September). The ‘a’ word: Asexuality and the romantic spectrum. Poster presentation, presented at the Inaugural National Conference of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Counseling, New Orleans, LA.

Edwards, B. & Montenegro, A. (2014, June). Lavender leaders: A pilot program in peer to peer LGBTQ education. Panel presentation presented at the 46th Annual National Conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists, Monterey, CA.

Gary, S., & Edwards, B. (2014, March). I am a male survivor of intimate partner violence…please help me!. Presented at the 2014 National Conference of the National Association Of Student Personnel Administrators, Orlando, FL.

Edwards, B. & Coleman, C. (2014, March). QUEERing your competency: Combating homophobia & heterosexism through student programming. Presented at the Long Island GLBT Services Network’s 19th Annual Long Island GLBT Conference, Long Island, NY.

Edwards, B. (2013, November). QUEERing your competency: Combating homophobia & heterosexism through programming. Presented at the Association of College Unions International regional conference, Montclair, NJ.


Community-based Workshops, Keynotes, and Presentations

Edwards, B. (2017, September). LGBTQ centers at colleges and universities in the United States. Community lecture based on the literature review for my doctoral research. Presented at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Edwards, B. (2016, June). Standing up for our kids. Panelist for an event hosted by North Jersey Pride, Glen Ridge, NJ.

Edwards, B. (2016, May) Supporting LGBTQ+ students: Allyship, best practices, & tips to creating a gay/straight alliance. Presented to K-12 teachers, principles, and counselors in Northern NJ through the Educators Training Institute, Lodi, NJ.

Edwards, B. (2015, December). LGBTQ+ youth in schools: Terminology basics. Presented to the Kearny School District through partnership with the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal.

Edwards, B. (2015, December). Creating safe[r] spaces for LGBTQ students: An introspective workshop for counselors and educators. Presented to K-12 teachers, principles, and counselors in Northern NJ through the Educators Training Institute, Lodi, NJ.

Edwards, B. & Fleming, J. (2015, October). Language matters: Identifying and confronting microaggressions.Student Government Association, Inc. retreat, Montclair State University.

Edwards, B. (2014, October). Creating safe[r] spaces for LGBTQ students: An introspective workshop for counselors and educators. Presented to K-12 teachers, principles, and counselors in Northern NJ through the Educators Training Institute, Lodi, NJ.

Edwards, B. & Fleming, J. (2014, October). Got Privilege? Allyship 101. Student Government Association, Inc. retreat, Montclair State University.

Edwards, B. (2014, March). Working with LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence.. SAVE of Essex County of the Family Justice League, Montclair, NJ.

Edwards, B. (2013, November). The hate effect. Magic. Montclair, NJ.

Edwards, B. (2013, October). Power and privilege. Student Government Association, Inc. retreat, Montclair State University.

Edwards, B. (2013, October). Understanding and working with LGBTQ youth & families. Presented to Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Passaic County, Wayne, NJ.

Edwards, B. (2013, April). Media representation matters: Considerations for writing LGBTQ+ characters. The Speaking Through Silence Writer’s Conference. Montclair, NJ.

Edwards, B. (2012, September). After I do. Keynote address for the LGBT Marriage Forum hosted by the New York City LGBT Community Center, New York, NY.

Edwards, B., Privitere, T., & Hill, K. (2012, August). It gets better but better is no longer good enough. Keynote presented for Diversity Day at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.


Publications

Edwards, B. (2012). It gets better – but better is no longer good enough. Huffington Post – The Blog.  Retrieved July 21, 2012 from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-edwards/brian-edwards-photo-stolen_b_1689490.html


Academic and Professional Service (selected items listed)

Theta Delta Sigma Society, Inc. 
National Board (Elected)

  • Director of Communications (2018 – Present)
  • Interim Director of Marketing (2018 – Present)

University of Connecticut
University Committees and Activities

  • Member, Community Resource Team, (2017 – 2018)
  • Steering Committee, Metanoia: Together: Confronting Racism (2017)
  • Member, Committee on Charleston Candlelight Vigil (2017)

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
Elected Positions and Committees

  • LGBTQ Center Practitioners Standards of Practice Committee (2016-Present)
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Representative, (2014 – 2015)

Montclair State University
University Committees and Activities

  • Member, Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (2013 – 2017)
  • Advisor, Alpha Iota Chi (2014 – 2017)
  • Member, Bias Response Taskforce (2015-2017)
  • Member, Civility Taskforce (2015-2016)
  • Member, Crisis, Assessment, Response, and Education Team (CARE) (2014-2017)
  • Advisor, Giving Goes Glam (2014 – 2015)
  • Chair, Inaugural Social Justice Conference (2016-2017)
  • Member, Middle States Standard II: Ethics and Integrity (2014-2017)
  • Member, Middle States Standard IV Working Group: Support of the Student Experience (2014-2017)
  • Member, President’s Commission on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity (2013-2017)
  • Member, Project C.O.P.E. New Media Grant Steering Committee (2014-2016)
  • Member/Founder, LGBTQ Center Advisory Board (2014 – 2017)
  • Member, LGBTQ Studies Academic Committee (2012-2017)
  • Advisor, Players (2013 – 2017)
  • Chair, Safe[r] Space Conference (2013-2016)
  • Member, Selection Committee for Nurse Practitioner (2014)
  • Member, Selection Committee for 5 Community Directors, Residence Life (2014 – 2015)
  • Member, SDCL Cross-Training Committee (2013-2015)
  • Advisor, SPECTRUMS (2013 – 2017)
  • Member, Student Assessment Team (2013 – 2014)
  • Advisor Theta Delta Sigma Society, Inc. (2015 – 2017)
  • Chair, Unity Committee (2013-2014)

Fashion Institute of Technology
University Committees and Activities

  • Steering Committee, Campus Climate Study (2009-2012)
  • Chair, Call Center Committee, SCPS (2010-2011)
  • Member, Diversity Council (2008 – 2012)
  • Member, Diversity Grants Committee (2008-2012)
  • Member, Diversity Strategic Planning Committee (2008-2012)
  • Member, Orientation Committee/New Student Success Series (2010 – 2012)
  • Chair, Web & Social Media Marketing Committee, SCPS (2010-2011)

Institute of Audio Research
Committees and Activities

  • Member, Curriculum Committee for Industry Practicum course (2006-2008)
  • Member, Committee for Accreditation Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) (2004-2008)
  • Chair, Working Group Annual Placement, Retention, and Completion for ACCSCT (2004 – 2008)

Conference Planning 

  • Together: Confronting Racism Metanoia at the University of Connecticut, Steering Committee (2017)
  • Inaugural Social Justice Conference at Montclair State University, Conference Chair (2016-2017)
  • 14th Annual NJ LGBTQA College Leadership Conference at New Jersey City College, Registration Committee Chair/Steering Committee (2016-2017)
  • 2016 Safe[r] Space Conference at Montclair State University, Conference Chair (2015-2016)
  • 13th Annual NJ LGBTQA College Leadership Conference at Montclair State University, Conference Chair (2014-2015)
  • 2015 Safe[r] Space Conference at Montclair State University, Conference Chair (2014-2015)
  • 2014 Safe[r] Space Conference at Montclair State University, Conference Chair (2013-2014)
  • 12th Annual NJ LGBTQA College Leadership Conference at William Paterson University, Marketing Committee Chair/Steering Committee (2012-2013)
  • 2013 Safe[r] Space Conference at Montclair State University, Conference Chair (2012-2013)

Awards and Recognition

  • Best of the Best Top 25 List of LGBTQ-friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride, August 2017 (Montclair State University)
  • OUTstanding Advocate of the Year, Montclair State University, May 2017
  • Outstanding Greek Advisor of the Year, Montclair State University Greek Life, May 2016
  • Best of the Best Top 30 List of LGBTQ-friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride, August 2016 (Montclair State University)
  • Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students, Best Colleges (Ranked 18), August 2016 (Montclair State University)
  • Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities, College Choice (Ranked 26), August 2016 (Montclair State University)
  • Fellowship Award, Student Development and Campus Life Vice President’s Red Ribbon Awards, Montclair State University, August 2015
  • Best of the Best Top 25 List of LGBTQ-friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride, August, 2015 (Montclair State University)
  • Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities, College Choice (Ranked 26), August 2015 (Montclair State University)
  • Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students, Best Colleges (Ranked 18), August 2015 (Montclair State University)

Collaborations and Consulting

Collaborations
  • Empire State Pride Agenda
  • Garden State Equality
  • LAMBDA Legal
  • OUT Professionals
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • National Center for Transgender Equality
  • GLAAD
  • Marriage Equality USA
  • Ali Forney Center
  • NYC Anti-Violence Project
  • Hudson Pride
  • The Pride Center of New Jersey
  • CenterLink
  • North Jersey Pride
  • North Jersey PFLAG
  • SAVE of Essex County, Family Service League
  • The NJ LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
  • La Casa De Don Pedro
  • The Hyacinth Foundation
  • Project LOL
  • NYC Heritage of Pride
  • Campus Pride
  • Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS
  • Princeton University
  • Rowan University
  • Ramapo University
  • William Paterson University
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • New Jersey City University
  • Rutger’s University – Newark
  • Rutger’s University – New Brunswick
  • Hetrick-Martin Institute
  • The Names Project
Consulting
  • Silk City Based Youth Services
  • Lodi High School
  • Ocean County Community College
  • Kearny High School
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Montclair High School
  • The College of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • The Family Services League/SAVE of Essex County
  • CASA of Passaic County
  • The School of Visual Arts
  • North Jersey PFLAG
  • North Jersey Pride
  • YMCA of Milburn
  • Salisbury University
  • United Universalist Fellowship of Wayne
  • Stockton University
  • Farleigh Dickinson University