Inclusive teaching with Wayne Riggs and Kami Day
In 2011, Faculty Ally was created in a joint effort between the Gender + Equality Center and The Writing Center. Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants can make a significant impact by becoming allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer campus community. Allies can create inclusive classrooms where students feel safe to learn free from bias, homonegativity, and transnegativity.
- Over 200 Faculty and GTA's have already attended training, representing 50 colleges, departments or schools across campus
- The training is free and open to any OU faculty or GTA
- Topics covered in the training include: interrupting bias in the classroom, ways to create an inclusive classroom, and creative approaches to include LGBTQ content into the curriculum
Contact email@example.com or 405.325.4929 with any questions or for more information on upcoming training session. Campus departments and organizations can also request specific trainings outside of the regularly scheduled trainings.
Upcoming training sessions:
- Friday, March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 14th & 21st from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. *Faculty Ally - Two Part Session*
Faculty Ally Advisory Board
Alexis Arczynski, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Dr. Christopher Basaldú, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies
Ari Berkowitz, Professor, Department of Biology
T. Elon Dancy, Associate Professor Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Dr. Michele Eodice, Director, OU Writing Center and Associate Provost for Academic Engagement
Siduri J. Haslerig, Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education and Director, Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Graduate Program
Rhonda Kyncl, Associate Dean for Students, College of Arts and Sciences
Sterlin Mosley, Lecturer Human Relations
Megan Sibbett, Assistant Professor Women’s and Gender Studies
Lindsey Tate, GTA Office of Academic Assessment
Dr. Meredith Worthen, Associate Professor, Sociology
A Greek Ally is an active member in one of the five Greek Councils, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Independent Greek Council and Multicultural Greek Council, who provides support and resources for all persons, regardless of perceived or actual sexual identity, gender identity, or gender expression.
There are common misconceptions and stereotypes that affect both the Greek and LGBTQ communities. Often times, these groups are seen as mutually exclusive across the campus culture. Greek Ally and the Greek Ally Task Force were developed by Greek students at the University of Oklahoma to show that fraternities and sororities can be a place where LGBTQ individuals can find solace and grow from the values established through Greek chapters.
Nico, honorary LGBTQ Ally
Our Tulsa Ally program is sponsored by Tulsa Student Affairs and the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work.
LGBTQ Ally is a three-hour training for participants to better understand the LGBTQ community’s unique needs. After attending training, allies work to educate others about LGBTQ issues, in the hope of reducing the prejudice often faced by LGBTQ people. Some of the issues addressed in the three-hour LGBTQ Ally training are:
- Understanding the impact of homophobia and heterosexism against LGBTQ people.
- Examining one's personal values and perspectives towards the LGBTQ community.
- Looking at coming out and the impact on individuals and families.
- Locating LGBTQ resources in the Tulsa area.
- How straight allies can reach out to and connect with LGBTQ people.
Sessions are offered once a semester.
To register, contact OU Tulsa Student Affairs at 918-660-3100.
Rebecca Arthur, College of Medicine, Medical Informatics
Rachel Baluh, Social Work
Charlotte Berryhill, Human Resources
Chris Brasel, College of Medicine, Family Medicine
Mandy Brumble, College of Medicine, OBGYN
William D. "W.D." Bullard
Lisa Byers, Social Work
Sarah Caldwell, School of Community Medicine
Heather Chancellor, CCTR
Melody Cohran, National Resource for Youth Services
Moncia Cooper, Human Relations
Lorri Craig, Medical Informatics
Josh Davis, Student Affiars
Alisa Dougless, College of Arts and Sciences
Mariann Duca, Internal Medicine
Leslie Foster, Social Work
Shelly Fowler, Academic Affairs
Lori Franklin, Social Work
Imelda Galvez, ECEI
Barbara Graff, Sooner HAN, Medical Infomatics
Robin Gulick, Compliance
Hilary Hamilton, Medical Informatics
Kirsten Havig, Social Work
Maya Hering, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Heather Hixson, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Dori Howard, Library
Kristin Huber, Medical Informatics
Mary Isaacson, Rehab Services
Joe Johnson, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Allison Johnston, College of Medicine, Medial Informatics
Brenda Lloyd-Jones, Human Relations
TeRessa Kaemmerling, National Resource Center for Youth Services
Lee Lawson, Student Affairs
Gena Massey, OU Physicians and Social Work
Lauren McKinney, Student Affairs
Brea Moore, Physican's Assistant Program
Megan Myers Morgan, Political Science
Heath Mueller, Psychiatry
Janine O Collier, Human Relations
Katie Prentice, Schusterman Library
Kim Little, Human Relations
Katlin Seagraves, Library
Danny Stout, Family Medicine
Michael Smith, College of Pharmacy
Monica (Jenny) Tschinhart, OB/GYN
Pramode Verma, Engineering, ECE (Telecom)
Marianna Wetherill, College of Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences
Mark Wilson, School of Community Medicine
Janelle Whitt, Family Medicine and Community Health
Alicia M. Williams, School of Community Medicine, Medical Informatics
Maryann Wright, Pediatrics
Melody J. Yozzo, Physician Assistant Program