Dr. Elizabeth J. Meyer has been working in and with K-12 schools as a professional educator since 1993. She is currently a professor in the School of Education at California Polytechnic State University and an author of two books and an editor of two volumes on gender and inclusion issues in education and popular culture. She publishes regularly and gives presentations on related issues including: bullying & harassment (including cyber-bullying), law & policy, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) peoples' rights and inclusion to help develop safer and more inclusive school environments. She is available for media appearances, consulting, keynote presentations, and professional development workshops on a wide variety of current issues.
Her current research projects include: understanding teachers' knowledge about gender and sexual diversity issues, understanding the experiences of gender creative and transgender youth in schools, implementing Seth's Law and the FAIR Education Act (California), and supporting youth leadership and community based social action. Learn more about the Central Coast Coalition for Inclusive Schools (CCC4IS) here.
Media Coverage & Events
TV interview on mistakes schools make when addressing bullying on KCAL9 (aired August 22, 2014)
Video podcast interview with advice for parents on sexual harassment in schools and Title IX on Family Confidential with Annie Fox (episode FCV022 posted August 7, 2014).
Internet radio interview on bullying and LGBT youth on The Stuph File with Peter Anthony Holder. (Episode #0253 recorded June 19, 2014)
Internet radio interview on "Gender controversies and confusion" on Dr. Carole's Couch with Dr. Carole Lieberman. (aired June 10, 2014)
TV interview on bullying, LGBT issues, and Seth's Law with Brad Pomerance on Charter California Edition. (segment begins at 19:45; Recorded June 6, 2014)
June 9, 2014 BOOK LAUNCH:Supporting Transgender and Gender-Creative Youth: Schools, Families, and Communities in Action. 4:30 - 6:30pm SLO County Community Foundation, 550 Dana Street, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Concordia University's "It Gets Better" video (2010)
"You really anchored the conference and helped elevate it to a level that will be remembered for years. Based on evaluations and personal comments, people thought your presentations were absolutely outstanding." ~Sacramento City Unified School District Administrator, CA, USA
"Thank you so much for your workshop "Supporting Gender Creative and Transgender Youth in K-12 School" during Gender Spectrum this weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed both the information provided and the format of the workshop." ~Gender Spectrum Family Conference Participant, Berkeley, CA, USA "Your plenary presentation was wonderful and we hope that our conference has done its part to help mainstream the need to combat sexist and homophobic attitudes." ~Dawson College Conference Organizer, Montreal, QC, Canada "I would like to thank you again for your great speech. Talks with the audience at the end of the day confirmed that your talk was very inspiring to them." ~Flanders Ministry of Education Staff Member, Brussels, Belgium
“Thank you for a great day [addressing our Principals]. I was impressed with your effective presentation. I have received many positive comments from participants.” ~Superintendent, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
“Your breadth of knowledge and intelligent presentation were truly impressive. My brain has been spinning with ideas and possibilities that you inspired.” ~Vice Principal, Montreal, QC, Canada
“This is just a note to thank you for your convincing and encouraging presentation… your work added a lot of momentum.” ~ Teacher, Montreal, QC, Canada “The most enlightening [session] for me as a school administrator. They did an admirable job dealing with a controversial issue.” “The best presentation of the conference.” ~Education Law Association Conference, Paradise Island, Bahamas