Welcome AASECT's New Communications Steering Committee Eli Green, PhD, CSE

Eli R. Green, PhD, CSE, is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies graduate program at Widener University, and is the founder of the Transgender Training Institute.  As an author, researcher and educator, Dr. Green’s work focuses on excellence in sexuality education.  Dr. Green’s award winning book, co-authored with Luca Maurer, The Teaching Transgender Toolkit:  A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Reducing Prejudice & Building Skills is the first of it’s kind and establishes standards of excellence for teaching transgender topics.  Through the Transgender Training Institute, he works nationally as an educator and consultant who helps non-profits, direct service, medical providers, and educational professionals expand their transgender-related cultural competency and create inclusive and affirming environments.  This work includes developing curricula, leading train-the-trainer courses, and providing ongoing technical assistance and coaching for current educators and trainers. His research focuses largely on reducing prejudice toward transgender people and communities through education and training. Dr. Green 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 an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE), and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).  Learn more about Dr. Green at www.elirgreenphd.com and The Transgender Training Institute at www.transgendertraininginstitute.com.


Eli is joining the AASECT Board as the Communications Steering Committee Chair, where he will be working to help support the continued improvements of the AASECT list-serve, website, e-blasts, and other related services.  “I am particularly interested in helping to make all of the electronic communications from and to AASECT members run more smoothly, and exploring potential options to make the website easier for folks to navigate.” says Eli.  Additionally, he is dedicated to working towards an organizational goal of being an organization that is a welcoming, supportive professional home for all sexuality educators, counselors and therapists — particularly our current and future members of color and early career professionals.  “I encourage folks to reach out with their suggestions and feedback –both constructive and commendations– since that helps us to guide the related processes, and ensures that we are representing the views of current and future AASECT members.”  To reach Eli, please email drelirgreen@gmail.com      

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