Out at Emory

Through a series of focus groups and a survey, the Office of LGBT Life 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@Emory campaign was born.

The campaign allows LGBTQ faculty, staff, students, and alumni greater visibility on campus, which is 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.

Email lgbt@emory.eduif you have any questions or concerns.

Out at Emory

Dwight
Dwight McBride

Emory University Provost

Gay Male

Ryan Roche
Ryan Roche, 03OX 05C

Assistant Director Development and Alumni Relations, Oxford College

Gay Man

Tim Holbrook
Tim Holbrook

Professor Law School; Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Gay Man

Jessica Lowy
Jessica Lowy

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

Bisexual

ruo
Ruo Liu 17L

Alum | Emory Law

Kovonn Tanner
Kovonn Tanner, 12C

Alumnus | Political Science & Philosophy

Bisexual

Cody Reece
Cody Reece, 13N

Alumnus | Nursing

Gay Male

Martin Brooks

Martin Brooks

Emory Healthcare Administration

Gay Male

 

Angelica Trumer
Angelica Trumer

GDBBS- Molecular & Systems Pharmacology

Queer Female

Edwin
Edwin Worthington-Blount

Staff | Rollins School of Public Health

Gay Male

Joy Wasson
Joy Wasson

Academic Degree Program Coordinator | Department of Religion

Lesbian

Wendy Darling
Wendy Darling

Communications | Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Bisexual

Paul Towne
Paul Towne, 07EvMBA

Alumnus

Gay

Anushka Aqil
Anushka Aqil, 15MPH

Alumna | Rollins School of Public Health

Queer Woman

maxwell
Maxwell Griffin

Student | Cancer Biology PhD

Queer Transmasculine

Lilly Correa
Lilly Correa, 73C

Alumna

Lesbian

Hanne Blank
Hanne Blank G

Alumna

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. Bruce-Steele

Director Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Life Belonging & Community Justice

Lesbian/Queer Cisgender Woman

Robert Alexander
Robert Alexander, 77C

Alumnus

Gay

John Drago
John Drago

Research Project Coordinator, Sr. Department of Pathology

Gay

Megan
Megan Pendleton

Staff | Office of LGBT Life

 

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

Alumnus

Male

India Jones
India Jones, 16C

Alum | 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

Amy
Amy Dryman

Staff | Division of Animal Resources

Bisexual Woman

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

Alum

Lesbian

Stephen Deaderick
Stephen Deaderick, 09C

Alumnus

Gay

Ashley Wilcox
Ashley Wilcox 16T

Alum | 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 Woman

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

Alum

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 | Assistant Director Affinity Alumni Engagement

Gay Male

Rebecca Quintana
Rebeca Quintana

Program Administrator | Master's in Development Practice at 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 | Assistant Director Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement

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

Avery
Avery Le

Faculty | MacMillan Law Library

 

Jake Joseph
Jake Joseph, 14MDiv

Alumnus

Out Gay Male

Sarah

Sarah Chambers 14C

Alumna | Political Science and Journalism

 

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

Alumnus & Faculty | Behavioral Sciences & Health

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 Dollar
Jonathan 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

Alumnus | Computer Science

Gay Male

Leea
Leea Allen 19T

Alum & Staff | Theology

 

Dylan
Dylan Frank 20C

Student | Economics and Chinese

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 Davis
James Davis

Instructor | Spanish & Portuguese

Gay Male

Kolia Kroeger
Kay Kroeger, 15C

Alum | Russian & History

All-around Queer

Will Campbell
Will Campbell, 14MPH

Alum | Rollins School of Public Health

Gay Male

Leo Ragazzo
Leo Ragazzo, 16C

Alumnus | Environmental Sciences

Gay Cisgender Male

Kayley Scruggs
Kayley Scruggs, 17N

Alum | 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

Jeanna
Jeanna Schrimsher 19C

Alum | Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Iaah Lucas
Iaah Lucas,16MPH

Alum | Rollins School of Public Health

Gay Genderqueer Female

Grant Schleifer
Grant Schleifer, 15C

Alum | Religion

Gay Non-binary

Jarquisha Hollings
Jarquisha Hollings

Student Campus Life | Operations 

Queer Genderqueer

Atilia
Atilia Berry

Staff Library Specialist, Discrete Collections

 

Kate Scully
Kate Scully MPH16

Alum | 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

Program Coordinator | Center for Women

Queer Female

Samantha Allen
Samantha Allen, 15G

Alum | Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Queer Female

Alisha
Alisha Smith-Thym

Staff | Community Projects Coordinator Physician Assistant Program

 

Liz Deans
Liz Deans, 15 MPH

Family Planning Fellow Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

Bisexual Woman

Frank Gaertner
Frank Gaertner

Director of Programming and Learning Initiatives, Residence Life Associate Director, Academic Advising Office for Undergraduate Education

Gay Man

Anna Hull
Anna Hull, 16MTS

Alum

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

Alum

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

Alum

Gay Cisgender Male

Rebecca Head
Rebecca Head, 18C

Alum

Lesbian Woman

Kelsey Covington
Kelsey Covington, 17L

Alum

Queer Gender Bender

Anh Duy Nguyen
Duy Anh Nguyen, 17C

Alumnus

Gay Man

Laura
Laura Briggs 19C

Alum | Chemistry, Dance & Movement, Studies

 

Kris Haeger
Kris Haeger, 15MPH

Alum

Queer/Genderqueer

Dana
Dana K. Tucker 13PhD

Alum | Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology

 

Brigid Choi
Brigid Choi, 15C

Alumna

Bisexual Girl

Dian
Dian Dian

Student | Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

 

Mary Williams
Mary Williams, 17T

Alum

Queer Female

Ashley Crooks
Ashley Crooks, 16C

Alumna

Pansexual Woman

Sara Kuhn
Sara Kuhn, 16C

Alumna

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

Lisa
Lisa Loveall

Staff | Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions

 

Liljuan Gonzalez
Liljuan Gonzalez, 17C

Alumnus

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

Alum

Gay Male

Victoria Phoenix
Victoria Phoenix, 16G

Alum

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 Haythorn
Kent 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

Alum

Queer Woman

Clawson
Shannon Clawson, 17MPH

Alum

Bisexual

Brianna Poovey
Brianna Poovey

Alum

Kelly Rhyne
Kelly Rhyne, T

Student

Tara
Tara Noorani 18N

Student | FNP Candidate

Eleni Demestihas
Eleni Demestihas

Student | Playwriting

Mariah
Mariah Valentine-Graves

Staff | PRISM Health

Jamie Harrell
Jamie Harrell

Alumna

Lesbian Transgender Female

Paula
Paula Quezada 19C

Alum | African American Studies

Jacqueline Veliz 18C

Program Coordinator |

Office of LGBT Life