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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the director, former directors, and Hunter faculty.

Markus Bidell, Counseling, Hunter College, Former Director

 SJ Dodd, Social Work, Hunter College

 Elizabethe Payne, Sociology, Hunter College, Interim Director

 Barbara Warren, Psychology, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, Former Director


 CUNY Research & Policy Board


The Research & Policy Board brings together social scientists and policy researchers from a range of disciplines across CUNY whose research significantly focuses on LGBTQ populations. 

Amy Adamczyk, Sociology & Criminal Justice, John Jay College 

Markus Bidell, Educational Psychology, Hunter College 

Naomi Braine, Sociology, Brooklyn College 

Paisley Currah, Political Science, Brooklyn College 

Lisa Davis, CUNY School of Law 

Brian Davis, Graduate Student, Social Psychology, The Graduate Center 

Rafael de la Dehesa, Sociology, Staten Island 

SJ Dodd, Social Work, Hunter College 

Darryl Hill, Psychology, Staten Island 

Daniel Hurewitz, History, Hunter College 

Gus Klein, Graduate Student, Social Work, Hunter

Elizabethe Payne, Roosevelt House, & Sociology, Hunter College 

Ruthann Robson, CUNY School of Law 

Margaret Rosario, Psychology, CCNY 

Jama Shelton, Social Work, Hunter College 

Tyrel Starks, Psychology, Hunter College 

Hunter Advisory Board:

The Hunter Advisory Board is comprised of social scientists and policy faculty from a range of disciplines from across Hunter whose research significantly focuses on gender and sexuality, though not necessarily LGBTQ specific.  

Katherine Bloeser, Social Work

Lynn Chancer, Sociology 

Nancy Guinta, Social Work 

Elise Jaffe, Pre Law 

Alexis Kuerbis , Social Work

Gerald Mallon, Social Work 

Lawrence Moss, Human Rights, Roosevelt House 

Jody Polleck, Education 

Catherine Raissiguer, Women’s Studies 

Ida Susser, Anthropology 

Melissa Schieble, Education 

Deb Tolman, Social Psychology

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