Physical Science Center
Sage Mauldin is an Instructor of Human Relations in the Department of Human Relations and a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. His research interests include queer student activism, queer misfitting (specifically, he explores how cisheteropatriarchy, as both policy and practice, renders queer faculty, staff, and students misfits), and so-called conversion therapy. He also serves as a reviewer for the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, the Critical, Social Justice, and Diversity Perspectives SIG for the Academy of Human Resource Development, and the Queer Studies SIG for the American Educational Research Association.
Throughout Sage’s career, he has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. In 2019, he played an integral role in passing comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ communities in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Then, in 2021, he championed a citywide prohibition of so-called conversion therapy. Both measures were enshrined into law in Norman, Oklahoma.
For Sage’s academic and advocacy work, he has received several awards. In 2018, he was a recipient of Oklahoma’s NextGen Under 30 Leadership Award in the category of Adult and Higher Education for his contributions to The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, and the State of Oklahoma. Then, in 2020, he was recognized as a Hero in the Community by Free Mom Hugs National and received the prestigious Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Award.
Department of Human Relations
3003 Human Relations Theory
4170 Criminal Justice in Human Relations
4170 LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace
4513 Service Learning
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
3353 Race, Class, and Gender