LGBTQIA Resources for Employees

Aaris Sherin[email protected]Art History 
Alana Glaser[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Amy Gansell[email protected]Art History 
Amy King[email protected]English 
Andi Licari[email protected]Administration and Economics, Fashion 
Anna Roberts[email protected]School of Law
Anne Ellen Geller[email protected]English 
Anne M. Galvin[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Anthony Bayani Rodriguez[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Beverly Greene[email protected]Psychology 
Caroline Fuchs[email protected]University Libraries
Catina Bacote [email protected]English/First Year Writing
Chris O'Kane[email protected]Economics and Finance
Chriss Sneed[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Courtney Selby[email protected]School of Law
Danielle M. Bianco-Bacigalupo[email protected]English 
David Farley[email protected]Institute for Core Studies
David Rosenthal[email protected]Mathematics and Computer Science
Dawn Esposito[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Dohra Ahmad[email protected]English 
Dolores Augustine[email protected]History 
Don McClure[email protected]Education 
Elda Tsou[email protected]English 
Elissa Brown[email protected]Psychology 
Elizabeth DeLuna[email protected]Art History 
Elizabeth Gil[email protected]Education 
Ellen Boegel[email protected]Legal StudiesStaten Island Campus
Eric Raymer[email protected]Institute for Core Studies
Eric W. Shannon[email protected]School of Law
Erin Kidd[email protected]Theology 
Flora Keshishian[email protected]Speech/Rhetoric
Gabriel Brownstein[email protected]stjohns.eduEnglish 
Gary Mongiovi[email protected]Economics and Finance
Granville Ganter[email protected]English 
Gregory Maertz[email protected]English 
Harlem J. Gunness[email protected]College of Pharmacy
Harry Ewan[email protected]Institute for Core Studies(FYW)
Harry Ewan[email protected]Institute for Core Studies(FYW)
Heather Ball[email protected]University Libraries
Ian Miller[email protected]History 
Ingrid D. Fray[email protected]Tobin, School of Business
Jaime Wright[email protected]Speech/Rhetoric
Jennifer Travis[email protected]English 
Jennifer Travis[email protected]English 
Jeremy Cruz[email protected]Theology 
Jimmy Walters[email protected]Campus Ministry 
Joan Tropnas[email protected]Social Sciences (CPS)
Joanne Carroll[email protected]College of Pharmacy
John Greg[email protected] Speech/Rhetoric
John Lowney[email protected]English 
John Q. Barrett[email protected]School of Law
Josh Thomas[email protected]Philosophy 
Joseph Rumenapp[email protected]Education 
Judith Ryder[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Kathleen Lubey [email protected] English 
Kirstin Munro[email protected]Tobin, School of Business
Konrad T. Tuchscherer[email protected]History 
Kristen A. Hoffman[email protected]Institute for Core Studies(FYW)
Lara Vapnek[email protected]History 
LaToya Sawyer [email protected]English 
Lee Ann Brown[email protected]English 
Linda Romano[email protected]Marketing/Communications 
Lisa Robinson [email protected]English 
Manouchkathe Cassagnol[email protected]College of Pharmacy
Marlene Sotelo-Dynega[email protected]Psychology 
Mary Townsend[email protected]Philosophy 
Matthew Pucciarelli[email protected]Global Programs 
Maureen Daniels[email protected]English Adjunct 
Maureen Daniels[email protected]English/First Year Writing
Max R. Freeman[email protected]Communications Sciences & Disorders
Meghan Clark[email protected]Theology 
Melissa Mowry [email protected]EnglishStaten Island campus
Mellissa Bortz[email protected]Communication Sciences and Disorders
Michael Simons[email protected]School of Law
Nada Llewellyn[email protected]Office of Multicultural Affairs
Natalie Byfield[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Nerina Rustomji[email protected]History 
Nicole Rice[email protected]English 
Patrick R. Walden[email protected]Communication Sciences & Disorders
Philip Misevich[email protected]History 
Philip Misevich [email protected]History 
Phyllis Conn[email protected]Institute for Core Studies(FYW)
Preety Gadhoke[email protected]Public Health (CPS)
Rachel Hollander[email protected]EnglishStaten Island campus
Raj Chetty[email protected]English 
Robert Fanuzzi[email protected]EnglishStaten Island campus
Robert Forman[email protected] English 
Robert Rivera[email protected]Theology 
Roberta Villalon[email protected]Sociology and Anthropology
Robin Wellington[email protected]Psychology 
Sarah Kelly[email protected]Law School 
Scyatta Wallace-Hannah[email protected]Psychology 
Sean Murray[email protected]Institute for Core Studies(FYW)
Shante Paradigm Smalls[email protected]English 
Sharon Marshall[email protected]Institute for Core Studies
Shruti Balvalli Deshpande[email protected]Communications Sciences & Disorders
Sofya Weitz[email protected]Institute for Core Studies(FYW)
Sophie Bell[email protected]Institute for Core Studies(FYW)
Stephen Llano[email protected]Speech/Rhetoric
Stephen Sicari[email protected]English 
Steve Puig[email protected]Languages and Literatures(French)
Steven Alvarez[email protected]English 
Steven Mentz[email protected]English 
Susan Rosenberg[email protected]Art History 
Susan Schmidt Horning[email protected]History 
Susie Pak[email protected]History 
Tamara Del Vecchio[email protected] Psychology 
Tara Roeder[email protected]Institute for Core Studies
Timothy A. Milford[email protected]History 
Tina M. Iemma[email protected]English 
Tracey-Anne Cooper[email protected]History 
Tyreek Jackson[email protected]Music 
Virginia Maresca[email protected]Institute for Core Studies
William Morel[email protected]Art History 
Zachary Davis[email protected]Philosophy 

What is a personal gender pronoun (PGP)?
Personal gender pronouns refer specifically to people that are being talked about (he/him/his; she/her/hers; they/them/their; xir/xie; etc.). We have moved away from the language of “preferred pronouns” because gender identity is not a preference but a reality. Using “preferred” can imply that using the correct pronouns for someone is optional.

What kind of pronouns can be used?
There are an infinite number of pronouns as new ones emerge in our language, so it’s best to ask people what pronouns they use. Some people prefer to not use pronouns, and would like their names to be used instead.

Why is it important to respect pronouns as faculty?
We can’t always tell someone’s gender identity or their pronouns by outward appearances. By respecting students’ and colleagues’ pronouns, we set an example in our university community. When someone is referred to by the wrong pronoun, it can make the person feel disrespected and alienated. Honoring people’s pronouns is a simple way to show that we want to cultivate an environment that respects all gender identities.

How should I ask what someone’s pronoun is?
It’s best not to put students, colleagues, or staff on the spot, but rather to give an opportunity for everyone to provide pronouns if they would like. Two ways to do this are to have students fill out index cards with their names, contact information, and pronouns; or to include pronouns as an optional part of group introductions (e.g. “tell us your name, where you’re from, and, if you would like, what pronouns you use”). You can also let students know that they can tell you individually, which some students may feel more comfortable doing. Outside of the classroom context, for staff, other faculty, or students, we could ask, “what pronouns do you use?” or “what should I call you?” or introduce yourself first and use your name and pronouns.

What if I make a mistake?
That’s okay! If you use the wrong pronoun, thank the person for reminding you, correct it, and then move on. Avoid continually talking about how bad you feel for making the mistake, which can put the person on the spot. If you forget someone’s pronoun, follow the same protocol: correct it and move on. If other students or faculty are using the wrong pronoun for a person, try to correct it by saying something like “Actually, Alex uses ‘she.’” If students or faculty continue to use the wrong pronoun, do not ignore it. It might help to ask the person who has been misidentified if they would like you to take the other person aside and remind them of the proper pronoun. Steps like this let the person know you are an ally.

How else can I be proactive around this topic?
You can include your pronouns in your email signature or add them to your class syllabus, and substitute inclusive language such as “everybody,” “folks,” or “this person” for gender binary language like “ladies and gentleman,” “boys and girls,” “he or she,” etc.

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For information on all gender and ADA restrooms throughout campus, please visit the All Gender and ADA Restroom MapNote that you can find specific information on each restroom’s location by clicking on the map’s person icons.

Please note that it is a work in progress. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jackie Lochrie at [email protected] or Matthew Pucciarelli at [email protected], Spectrum’s Advisors.