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Who is Out @ Emory

Through a series of focus groups and survey, the Office of LGBT learned that many of our students did not know any LGBTQ identified faculty and staff—or so they thought. After a campus-wide survey about LGBTQ issues, we also learned through several problematic responses that many were unaware of Emory’s commitment to the LGBTQ community. In response to these problems, the Out at Emory campaign was born.

The campaign allows LGBTQ faculty, staff, students, and alumni a greater visibility on campus, a major focus of the Office of LGBT Life due to the invisibility of so many of our identities. Below you will find the many people at Emory who identify along a spectrum of sexual and gender identities*. We hope the list will continue to grow as more faculty, staff, students, and alumni choose to participate in the program.

If you are interested in being Out@Emory, click here to submit your information. If you identify as an ally, you may participate in the Emory Safe Space program and be listed on the Safe Space Ally list.

*The faculty, staff, students, and alumni listed below described their identities in their own words. If you want to learn more about these terms and the different ways people choose to identify, check out some of the resources on this page and consider signing up for a Safe Space training.

Out @ Emory

Leslie Harris

Leslie Harris
Associate Professor
History and African American Studies
Lesbian

Ryan Roche

Ryan Roche, 03OX 05C
Associate Director
Residence Life
Gay Man

Tim Holbrook

Tim Holbrook
Professor
Law School
Gay Man

Jessica Lowy

Jessica Lowy
Associate Director of BBA & Pre-BBA
Student Advising & Programming
BBA Program Office
Bisexual

Raphael Coleman

Raphael Coleman, 10C 13SPH
Alumnus
Male, Same Gender Loving

Kovonn Tanner

Kovonn Tanner, 12C
Alumnus
Political Science & Philosophy
Bisexual

 

Cody Reece

Cody Reece, 13N
Alumnus
Nursing
Gay Male

Beverly Walker

Beverly Walker
Assistant Supervisor
Building & Residential Services
Lesbian

Angelica Trumer

Angelica Trumer
GDBBS- Molecular & Systems
Pharmacology
Queer Female

Joy Wasson

Joy Wasson
Academic Degree Program
Coordinator
Department of Religion
Lesbian

Wendy Darling

Wendy Darling
Communications Specialist Health
Sciences Communications
Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Bisexual

 Paul Towne

Paul Towne, 07EvMBA
Alumnus
Gay

 Anushka AqilAnushka Aqil, 15MPH

Alumna
Rollins School of Public Health
  Queer Woman 

Sylvia Ramos

Sylvia Ramos, 13T
Alumna
Lesbian

Lilly Correa

Lilly Correa, 73C
Alumna
Lesbian

Hanne Blank

Hanne Blank G
Student
Queer Cisgender High Femme

Adam Malm

Adam Malm
Administrative Manager
School of Nursing
Office of the Dean

Zoe Julian

 Zoë Julian, 15M
Alumna
School of Medicine
Queer Woman

Joe DeRose

Joe DeRose, 87C
Software Engineer, Sr.
Research Health Sciences IT
Gay Male

Steven Bange

Steven Bange
Program Coordinator
Emory Continuing Education
Gay

Matthew Hunt

Matthew Hunt, 04B
Alumnus
Male

 

Valerie Molyneaux

Valerie Molyneaux
Director
International Programs
Goizueta Business School
Lesbian

 

Joshua Noblitt

Joshua Noblitt, 04T
Alumnus
Gay Male

Danielle Steele

Danielle M. Steele
Interim Director
Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
& Transgender Life
         Center for Women          Lesbian/Queer Cisgender Woman

Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander, 77C
Alumnus
Gay

John Drago

John Drago
Research Project Coordinator, Sr.
Department of Pathology
Gay

Michael Shutt

Michael D. Shutt
Interim Sr. Director
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Division of Campus Life
Gay/Queer Man

Paul Baker

Paul M.A. Baker Ph.D., 07T
Alumnus
Male

India Jones

India Jones, 16C
Student
Biology
Bisexual Genderqueer

 

Olivia Wise

Olivia Wise, 10C
Admission Advisor
Oxford College
Queer Woman

 

Dohyun Ahn

Dohyun Ahn, 14C
Alumnus
Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies; Classics
Queer

 

 

Donna Troka

Donna Troka, 07G
Assistant Director
Center for Faculty Development
& Excellence
Adjunct Faculty, ILA
Queer in Gender & Sexuality

 

John Berke

John Berke, 06B
Alumnus
Gay

 

Marsha Howard

Marsha Howard
Assistant Operations Manager
School of Medicine
Division of Animal Resources
Lesbian

Christopher Funderburk

Christopher Funderburk, 11M
Surgical Resident
Gay Male

 

 

James Steffen

James Steffen, 05G
Film and Media Studies
Librarian
Woodruff Library
Gay

Bonnie Jean

Bonnie Jean Woolger
Manager
Digital Imaging Group of the Woodruff Library
Lesbian

 

Matthew Niebes

Matthew Niebes, 12OX 14C
Alum
Flaming Queermosexual

Dona Yarbrough

Dona Yarbrough
Sr. Director
Learning and Innovation, Campus Life
Queer Woman

Kim Fugate

Kim Fugate
Associate Director
School of Medicine
Simulation Lab
Lesbian

 

Jason Schneider

Jason Schneider
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Gay Male

Kent Tolleson

Kent Tolleson
Financial Analyst
Health Policy and Management
Gay Male

Priyana Sinha

Priyanka Sinha
Director of Communications & Marketing
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Lesbian

Christine Robbins

Christine Robbins, 11/12N
Graduate Student
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Lesbian

Mya Proctor

Mya Proctor, 14C
Alum
Anthropology
Bisexual

Alec Fox

Alec Fox, 11C
Alumnus
Linguistics
Gay/Queer/Male

Brandon Bedford

Brandon Bedford, 11C
Alumnus
Environmental Studies
Gay Male

Charles Abdel-Nabi

Charles Abdel-Nabi, 12OX 14C
Alumnus
Anthropology
Gay

Lori Powers

Lori Powers, 12N
Alumna
Lesbian

Shane Gragg   Shane Gragg
Residence Life Coordinator
Oxford College
 Gay Male

Gina Shannon

Gina Shannon
Program Coordinator-Casting Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs
Clinical Skills Center
Queer

Scott Milagro-Fotre

Scott Milagro-Fotre, 08MPH
Alumnus
Gay

Chris Saden

Chris Saden, 08C
Alumnus
Gay Male

Rachelle Lehner

Rachelle Lehner, 89C
Assistant Dean for Staff Development
School of Medicine
Lesbian

Stephen Deaderick

Stephen Deaderick, 09C
Alumnus
Gay

Ashley Wilcox   Ashley Wilcox 16T
Student
Candler School of Theology
Bisexual Woman

Anne Rector

Anne Rector, 87L
Program Director &
Administrative Professor
Law School
Lesbian  

Frank Maddox

Frank Maddox
Associate Professor of Economics Oxford College
Openly Gay Man

Kathy Hayes

Kathy Hayes
Business Analyst
University Technical Services
Queer

Kathy Britt

Kathy Britt
ILL Lending Coordinator, RW Woodruff Library
Lesbian

Bassel Rabah

Bassel Rabah, 11C
Alum
Queer

Melissa Gilstrap

Melissa Gilstrap
Manager of Communications
Laney Graduate School
Lesbian

Lisa Carlson

Lisa Carlson, 93MPH
Director of Academic Affairs
Surgery, Transplant, Brain Health
Adjunct Instructor
Rollins School of Public Health
Lesbian

Nickie Stipe

Nickie Stipe, 07GSAS (PhD)
Editor
Department of Religion
Queer, Genderqueer

Jonelle Shields McKenzie  Jonelle Shields McKenzie
Administrative Assistant
Emory Healthcare Office of Quality
  Queer Womn

Johanna Hinman

Johanna Hinman, 98MPH
Associate Director of Education
Department of Surgery
Lesbian

Shelby Smith

Shelby Smith
Program Coordinator
Office of Admissions
School of Medicine
Bisexual

Patrick Otsuki

Patrick Otsuki, 12OX 14C
Alum
Bisexicle

Jon Pennycuff

Jon Pennycuff, 14M
Resident
Gay Male

Lucia Vidable

Lucia Vidable, 08OX 10C
Alumna
Queer Woman

Amanda Carrington

Amanda Carrington, 11OX 13C
Alumna
Women's Studies
Bisexual Woman

Dwight Chambers

Dwight Chambers, 18M
Medical Student
Gay Male

Catherine Shiel

Catherine Shiel
Senior Research Analyst
Development
Queer/Lesbian

Joe O'Geen

Joe O'Geen, 10C
Alumnus
Gay Male

Rebecca Quintana

Rebeca Quintana
Program Administrator
Master's in Development Practice
Laney School of Graduate Studies
Lesbian

Jim Grimsley

Jim Grimsley
Professor of Practice
Creative Writing
  Male-Male Oriented Man

Daniele Xenos

Daniele Xenos, 97OX 06C
Alumna (right)
Lesbian

S. Alan Fann

S. Alan Fann
Staff
Medical Disability Department
Gay Queer Bisexual

Aby Parsons

Aby Parsons, 13G
Alumna
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Lesbian, Cisgender Woman

Kathleen Womack

Kathleen Womack, 86L
Alumna
Lesbian

Lynn Huffer

Lynne Huffer
Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Queer

Eric Gonzales

Eric Gonzales, 13C
Alumnus
Biology / Physics
Gay Cowboy

Ken Burke

Ken Burke, 12C
Alumnus
Neuroscience
Queer, Cisgender Man

Malcolm Robinson

Malcolm Robinson, 15C
Alumnus
Program Intern in OMPS
Gay Male

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan, 88C
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Gay Man

Marcquis Cash

Marcquis Cash
Patient Service Associate
Gay Male

Benjamin Archer

Benjamin Archer, 04C
Alum
Queer

Daniel Jansen

Daniel Jansen, 13MBA
Alumnus
Gay Male

Joshua Cowan

Joshua Cowan, 14T
Alumnus
Gay

David McClurkin

David McClurkin, 74C
Alumnus
Gay

Dennis Flores

Dennis Flores, III, 12MSN
Alumnus
Gay Man

John Peterson

John Peterson, 08T MDiv
IT Specialist
Candler School of Theology
Queer

Jen Burkholder

Jen Burkholder, 13 MPH/MSN
Alumna
Lesbian Female

Jared Beverly

Jared Beverly, 12MDiv
Alumnus
Gay Man

Aaron Rutledge

Aaron Rutledge, 10C
Alumnus
Gay Male

Michelle Hammond

Michelle Hammond-Susten
Clinical Care Coordinator Social Worker II
Emory Trauma & Anxiety Recovery Program
Dept of Psychiatry
Emory School of Medicine
Lesbian

Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell
Director of Development
Emory Vaccine Center & Division of Infectious Diseases
Gay Man


Jake Joseph

Jake Joseph, 14MDiv
Alumnus
Out Gay Male

Julie Loppacher

Julie Loppacher
Assistant Director
Academic Advising and Support Programs
Lesbian

Mark Hucheson

Mark Hutcheson
Managing Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center
Male

Michael Aycock

Michael Aycock, 66OX 69C 82G
Alumnus
Gay

Ryan Talley

Ryan Talley, 15C
Alumnus
Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology
Gay Male

Randy Fullerton

Randy Fullerton
General Manager
Emory College
Center for Creativity & Arts
Gay Male

Marcus Bolton

Marcus Bolton
Senior Program Associate
Recrutement, Retention and Community Engagement Coordinator
Emory Vaccine Center
Educated Black Gay Male

Daniel Murdock

Daniel Murdock
Graduate Student
Behavioral Sciences & Health Education
Gay Man

Laura Zajac-Cox

Laura Zajac-Cox
Instructor
Division of Physical Therapy
School of Medicine
Lesbian

Lynwood Miller

Lynwood Miller
Study Coordinator
Emory Vaccine Center
Hope Clinic
Very Queer

Liz Reynolds
Liz Reynolds, 14C
Alumna
Women's Studies and International Studies
Bisexual Female

Jonathan DollarJonathan Dollar, 12OX 14C
Alumnus
Math/Education
Openly Gay Male

Frederick Godley
Frederick Godley

Program Administrative Assistant
Disability Services
Male
Melvin Rogers
Melvin Rogers

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Gay Male
Rickey Lunce
Rickey Lunce, 16C
Computer Science
Gay Male

Deb Floyd
Deb Floyd

Associate Director
Office of Access, Disability Services, and Resources
Lesbian

Linda Sheldon
Linda Sheldon
Manager Accessible Design & Construction
Campus Services
Female, Gay

Wes Quesenberry-Poteete
Wes Quesenberry-Poteete, 95OX
Alumnus
Gay

Tony Kimbrell
Tony Kimbrell
Director of Development
Oxford College
Gay

Jenn Whitehead
Jenn Whitehead, 13M
Alum
Queer Genderqueer

John Bence
John Bence

University Archivist
MARBL
Gay Man

Tia Webster
Tia Webster, 13OX 15C

Alumna
Queer Lady

DeAnna Beckett
DeAnna Beckett

Sr. Custodian
Building & Residential Services
Lesbian

Cecile Janssens
Cecile Janssens

Research Professor
Epidemiology
Queer
Lauren Gay
Lauren Gay

Special Assistant
Carter Center
Lesbian
Theron Stuart
Theron Stuart
Research Project Coordinator Sr,
Community Educator, & Recruiter
Emory University School of Medicine The Hope Clinic
Gay

James DavisJames Davis
Instructor
Spanish & Portuguese
Gay Male

Kolia Kroeger
Kolia Kroeger, 15C
Alum
Russian & History
All-around Queer

Will Campbell
Will Campbell, 14MPH
Student
Rollins School of Public Health
Gay Male

Leo Ragazzo
Leo Ragazzo, 16C
Student
Environmental Sciences
Gay Man

Kayley Scruggs
Kayley Scruggs, 17N
Student
School of Nursing
Pansexual Femme

Lanny Gross
Lanny Gross 10C
Alumnus
Gay Male

Jordan Montano
Jordan Montano, 15B
Alum
Gay Masculine
Jeffrey Sowder
Jeffrey Sowder
Librarian Woodruff Library
Gay Male

Daniel LaChance
Daniel LaChance
Assistant Professor
History
Gay Man

Alfredo Zapata
Alfredo Zapata
Program Assistant Learning Programs
Office for Undergraduate Education
Gay Man

Iaah Lucas Iaah Lucas, 16MPH
Student
Rollins School of Public Health
Gay Genderqueer Female

Grant Schleifer
Grant Schleifer, 15C
Alum
Religion
  Gay Non-binary

Jarquisha HollingsJarquisha Hollings
Student
Campus Life (DUC Operations)
Queer Genderqueer

Sei Yoshioka-CefaloSei Yoshioka-Cefalo
Associate Director of Student Support
Law School
Gay & Married Male

Kate ScullyKate Scully MPH 2016
Student
Rollins School of Public Health
Queer Lesbian

Patricia Del Rey
Patricia Del Rey
Adjunct Professor
Women's Studies
Oxford College
Lesbian Genderqueer

Tia Williams
Tia Williams
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Queer Female

Samantha Allen
Samantha Allen, 15G
Alum
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Queer Female

Jonathan Duke

Jonathan Duke
Associate Director
Dobbs University Center
Gay Man

Liz Deans
Liz Deans, 15 MPH
Family Planning Fellow
Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Bisexual Woman

Frank Gaertner
Frank Gaertner
Director of Programming & Learning Initiatives
Office of Residence Life
Associate Director of Academic Advising
Office for Undergraduate Education

Gay Man

Anna Hull
Anna Hull, 16MTS
Student
Queer Woman
Jacob Davis
Jacob Davis, 15L
Alumnus
Gay Cisgender Male

Laura Douglas Brown
Laura Douglas Brown, 95C 95G
Editor, Emory Report
Communications & Marketing
Lesbian Woman

Katherine Ostrom
Katherine Ostrom
Lecturer
Spanish and Portuguese
Queer Woman
Erin Johnson
Erin Johnson, 14MPH
Alumna
Lesbian Woman

Anthony Chau
Anthony Chau, 18C
Student
Gay Male

James Bowman Harris
James Bowman Harris, 15MDiv
Alumnus
Gay Male
Vanessa King
Vanessa King
Librarian
Law Library
Queer Woman

Michael Vaughn
Michael Vaughn, 19G
Student
Gay Cisgender Male

Rebecca Head
Rebecca Head, 18C
Student
Lesbian Woman
Kelsey Covington
Kelsey Covington, 17L
Student
Queer Gender Bender

Anh Duy Nguyen
Duy Anh Nguyen, 17C
Student
Gay Man

Andrew Sullins
Andrew Sullins, 17C
Student
Queer Male
Kris Haeger
Kris Haeger, 15MPH
Alum
Queer/Genderqueer

Pennie Nichols
Pennie Nichols
Facilities Coordinator
Housing Operations
Lesbian Female

Brigid Choi
Brigid Choi, 15C
Alumna
Bisexual Girl
Kenneth Jones
Kenneth Jones
Administrator
Housing Operations
Gay Man

Mary Williams
Mary Williams, 17T
Student
Queer Female

Ashley Crooks
Ashley Crooks, 16C
Student
Pansexual Woman
Sara Kuhn
Sara Kuhn, 16C
Student
Pansexual Female

Kelsey Owen
Kelsey Owen, 16N
Student
Lesbian Female

Jonathan Foulds
Jonathan Foulds, 10B
Alumnus
Gay Male
Scot Seitz
Scot Seitz, 09C
Alumnus
Gay Man

Marshall Crayton
Marshall Crayton, 17C
Student
Pansexual Male

Liljuan Gonzalez
Liljuan Gonzalez, 17C
Student
Queer Male
Khadijah Griffin
Khadijah Griffin
CNMT Radiology
Lesbian Female
Eddie Parsons
Eddie Parsons
Senior Technical Consultant
Office of Technology and Bookstore Relations
Gay Man
Anne Daul
Anne Daul
Faculty
Emergency Medicine
Queer
Paul Nguyen
Paul Nguyen, 16C
Student
Gay Man
Renée Weese
Renée Weese, 02B
Alumna
Lesbian Female
Brandon O'Hara
Brandon O'Hara, 06C 08MPH
Alumnus
Gay Man


Sara Look
Sara Look, 92C
Alumna
Queer Femme
Julia Hartman
Julia Hartman, 73C
Alumna
Lesbian Woman
Ellen Shapiro
Ellen Shapiro, 15C
Alumna
Gay Woman
Jaclyn Barbarow
Jaclyn Barbarow, 06C
Alumna
Queer Genderqueer Woman
Robin Huskey
Robin Huskey
Manager of Education & Outreach, Faculty Staff Assistance Program
Lesbian Woman
Sumon Ray
Sumon Ray, 16G
Student
Gay Male
Victoria Phoenix
Victoria Phoenix, 16G
Student
Lesbian Woman
Deah Gooden
Deah Gooden
Academic Technology Specialist
School of Medicine
Lesbian Female
Ben Ackerman
Ben Ackerman, 14C
Alumnus
Queer Male
Albert Yoo
Albert Yoo, 15C
Alumnus
Bisexual Male

Yonah EtShalom

Yonah EtShalom, 15MPH/MSN
Alum
Queer

Kent HaythornKent Haythorn, 17N (PhD)
Student
Vice President, EHC Surgical Services
Gay Man

Torrian

Torrian Robertson, 17C
Student
Quantitative Social Sciences
Flawlessly Gay, Cisgender

Tom Cassaro

Tom Cassaro, 15C
Alum
Postgraduate Fellow, Emory Scholars Program
Gay Man

Tim Giordano

Tim Giordano, 01L
Alumnus
Gay Male

Rebecca Newton

Rebecca Newton, 17SOM
Anesthesiologist Assistant Program
Lesbian Female

Marc Padilla

Marc Padilla
Staff, Emory Hope Clinic
Gay Male

Nicole Schladt

Nicole Schladt, 18L
Student
Grad Assistant, Office of LGBT Life
Queer Woman

Clawson

Shannon Clawson, 17MPH
Student
Paul D. Coverdell Fellow
Bisexual

Brianna Poovey

Brianna Poovey
Student, Psychology & Linguistics

Kelly Rhyne

Kelly Rhyne, T
Student

Theron Clark-Stuart

Theron Clark-Stuart
Staff, Pediatric Endocrinology

Eleni Demestihas

Eleni Demestihas
Student, Playwriting

Mariah

Mariah Valentine-Graves

Public Health Program Associate with PRISM Health (Department of Epidemiology at Rollins)

Bisexual Femme Woman

Jamie Harrell

Jamie Harrell

Goizueta Technology Services, Business Intelligence & Analytics Lead

Lesbian Transgender Female