Title

Transgender Student Experience: Interactions with Faculty and Peers in the College Classroom

Author

Tara N. Lewis

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction-Higher Education

Date of Award

Summer 2016

Abstract

Colleges and universities have seen an increase in the number of transgender and gender-nonconforming students on campus (Beemyn & Rankin, 2011). Yet, the majority of faculty, staff, and administrators do not understand the issues or the unique challenges that these students face (Bilodeau, 2009; Dugan, Kusel, & Simounet, 2012; McKinney, 2005). Consequently, the majority of transgender and gender-nonconforming students face harassment, discrimination, and marginalization by staff, faculty, and other students (Beemyn & Rankin, 2011; Grant, Mottet, Tanis, Harrison, Herman, & Keisling, 2011; Rankin, 2003) on campus, in campus housing, in restroom facilities, and in the classroom (Beemyn, Curtis, Davis, & Tubbs, 2005; Beemyn & Pettitt, 2006; Bilodeau, 2009; Furrow, 2012).

Advisor

Joyce A Scott

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Education

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