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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
Alumnus
Rollins-MPH-BSHE 2013
Male, Same Gender Loving

Ben Ranker

Ben Ranker
Software Engineer, Sr.
University Libraries
Undeclared Undergraduate
Queer

Kovonn Tanner

Kovonn Tanner, 12C
Alumnus
Political Science & Philosophy
Bisexual

Cody Reece

Cody Reece, 13N
Student
Nursing
Gay Male

Beverly Walker

Beverly Walker
Asstistant Supervisor
Building & Residential Services
Lesbian

Angelica Trumer

Angelica Trumer
GDBBS- Molecular & Systems
Pharmacology
Queer Female

Julie Margolis

Julie Margolis 12C
Alumna
Anthropology
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
Student
Rollins School of Public Health
  Queer Woman

Sylvia Ramos

Sylvia Ramos 13T
Alumna
Lesbian

 

Lilly Correa

Lilly Correa, 73C
Alumna
Lesbian

Conrad Honicker

Conrad Honicker, 13C
Alumnus
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Environmental Science
Queer

Adam Malm

Adam Malm
Administrative Manager
School of Nursing
Office of the Dean

Zoe Julian

 Zoë Julian 15M
Student
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
Assistant Director
Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
& Transgender Life
Division of Campus Life
Lesbian

Robert Alexander

 

 

 

Robert Alexander, 77C
Alumnus
Gay

John Drago

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

Michael Shutt

Michael D. Shutt
Director
Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
& Transgender Life
Division of Campus Life
Gay/Queer Man

Paul Baker

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

 

 

Matt Garrett

Matt Garrett
Director
Office of Student Leadership
& Service
Division of Campus Life
Gay, Cisgender Male

 

India Jones

India Jones, 15C
Student
Biology
Bisexual Genderqueer

 

 

Olivia Wise

Olivia Wise, 10C
Jumpstart at Emory Site Manager
Office of Student Leadership
& Service
Division of Campus Life
Queer Woman

 

Dohyun Ahn

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

 

Donna Troka

Donna Troka, 07PHD
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
Alumnus
Flaming Queermosexual

 

Dona Yarbrough

Dona Yarbrough
Director
Center for Women
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

Rob Stephenson

Rob Stephenson
Associate Professor
Global Health
School of Public Health
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
Student
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
Student
Anthropology
Gay

Lori Powers

Lori Powers, 12N
Nursing Student
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

Joel Moll

Joel Moll
Assistant Professor
Admin Fellowship Director Assistant Residency Director Emergency Medicine
Gay Male

Bassel Rabah

Bassel Rabah, 11C
Alumnus
Queer

Melissa Gilstrap

Melissa Gilstrap
Manager of Communications
Laney Graduate School
Lesbian

Lisa Carlson

Lisa Carlson, 93PH
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, 98PH
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
Student
Bisexicle

Jon Pennycuff

Jon Pennycuff, 14M
Resident
Gay Male

Lucia Vidable

Lucia Vidable, 08OX 10C
Alumna
Queer Woman

Amanda Carrington

Amanda Carrington, 11OX 13C
Student
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
Student
Psychology
Gay Male

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan, 88C
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Gay Man

Marcquis Cash

Marcquis Cash
Patient Service Associate
Gay Male

Steve Carriere

Steve Carriere
Complex Director
Residence Life and Housing
Gay Male

Benjamin Archer

Benjamin Archer, 04C
Alumnus
Queer

Kristin Dunkle

Kristin Dunkle
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health
Queer

Daniel Jansen

Daniel Jansen, MBA13
Alumnus
Gay Male

Joshua Cowan

Joshua Cowan, 14T
Student
Gay


David McClurkin

David McClurkin, 74C
Business Development Manager Communications & Marketing
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
Sr. Research Project Coordinator, Global Health
Male

Michael Aycock

Michael Aycock, 66OX 69C 82G
Alumnus
Gay

Ryan Talley

Ryan Talley 15C
Student
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
Student
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

Director of Student Affairs
Law School
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
Medical Student
Queer Genderqueer

John Bence
John Bence

University Archivist
MARBL
Gay Man

Tia Webster
Tia Webster, 13OX 15C

Student
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
Student
Russian & History
Genderqueer

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 17C
Student
Pre-Nursing
Queer Woman

Lanny Gross
Lanny Gross 10C
Alumnus
Gay Male

Jordan Montano
Jordan Montano 15B
Student
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
Student
Religion
  Gay Non-binary

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

Sei Yoshioka-CefaloSei Yoshioka-Cefalo
Associate Director of Student Affairs
Evening MBA Program
Goizueta Business School
Gay & Married Male

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