Elizabeth J. Meyer, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. She is the author of two books: Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools and Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools. She has been a classroom teacher, outdoor educator, and a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program grantee. She has been involved in grassroots education and equity work in the U.S. and Canada for the past 15 years. She completed her M.A. at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Ph.D. in Education at McGill University in 2007. Dr. Meyer has worked as an independent consultant, a researcher, and as a lecturer at Concordia and McGill Universities in Montreal, Quebec. Her work has been published in journals such as Gender and Education, McGill Journal of Education, LEARNing Landscapes and The Journal of LGBT Youth. She also has chapters in several books including: Combating Gender Violence in and Around Schools (Leach & Mitchell, eds. 2006), Media Literacy: A Reader (Macedo & Steinberg, eds., 2007), Queering Straight Teachers (Rodriguez & Pinar, eds., 2007), Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia(Mitchell & Reid-Walsh, eds., 2008), Rocking Your World (Churchill, ed. 2009) and Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader (Steinberg, ed., 2009).
This blog focuses on current issues relating to bullying and harassment, youth empowerment, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues, and promoting respect for gender and sexual diversity in schools. I explore issues relevant to: parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, and students: everyone involved in the community of the school.