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Jeremy Goldbach joined the USC School of Social Work in 2012 after completing both his master's and doctoral degrees in social work at The University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation explored the relationship between minority stress and marijuana use by lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents. His work at UT-Austin was funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), specializing in prevention science. He currently holds funding from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for psychometric instrument development (2014-2016); the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD) for loan repayment (2013-2015); the Department of Defense (DoD) to examine the behavioral health needs of active duty LGBT service members (2015-2017); and The Trevor Project to explore pathways of suicidality among LGBTQ youth (2015-2016). Goldbach has been funded by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to pilot an intervention for Latino youth and families, and through the Zumberge Small Grant Program to explore stress and behavioral health outcomes in racially and ethnically diverse lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents. Lastly, Goldbach serves as a member-at-large for the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) and recently completed an appointment with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project advisory committee as the program evaluator. His practice background includes both clinical and community organizing. Before returning for his doctoral education, Goldbach oversaw a large community-organizing project in Texas that funded 32 community coalitions to reduce substance use concerns through environmental, policy-based strategy. His teaching interests include direct social work practice, human behavior, and research with vulnerable populations.

Michael Phillips is a professor of American history at Collin College in Plano, Texas. He specializes in the history of American race and gender relations, politics, religion, and extremist groups. Phillips received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. Phillips revised his award-winning dissertation, subsequently published by the University of Texas Press in 2006 as White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001, which was awarded the T.R. Fehrenbach Book Award for Best Book on Texas History by the Texas Historical Commission in 2007. He co-authored (with Patrick Cox) The House Will Come to Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics (2010) and contributed essays that appeared in The Harlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negroes’ Western Experience, Beyond Texas Through Time: Breaking Away From Past Interpretations (both in 2011) and The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism (published in 2014). He also authored numerous chapters that appear in both volumes of The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, published by Abigail Press.

Matt Kailey was a transsexual man and an award-winning author, blogger, teacher, and community leader, as well as a nationally recognized speaker and trainer on transgender issues. He was the author of Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience (Beacon Press), a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Teeny Weenies and Other Short Subjects, a collection of humorous and heartfelt essays about his life before and after transition. In addition, his work appeared in numerous publications, from anthologies to professional journals. He was also a media personality who has appeared on local and national radio and television, in local and national print publications, and in five documentary films. Matt began his transition from female to male in 1997 after forty-two years of living as a straight female. He spoke to and trained thousands of people at venues across the country, including universities, businesses, and organizations, and consulted with human resources personnel and managers in major corporations, small businesses, and government agencies on transition in the workplace. Matt taught gender and sexuality classes at Red Rocks Community College and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Matt died on May 18, 2014.

Carolyn Perry is Professor of Humanities and Film at Collin College. She directs the Collin College Auteur Film Series, which she founded in 2002, and she is a faculty advisor for the student film society, which she founded in 2008. Perry received a Master’s degree in Communication from Eastern Illinois University. After taking a fellowship year in film at Northwestern University, she worked in the Dallas film business for several years. Following that, she earned her Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her scholarship emphasizes gender roles in film and television, the role of autobiography in the arts, and the history of social class in higher education. Her academic presentations include Public and Private Identities: The Autobiographies of Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez for the National Association of African American Studies Conference; Across a New Divide: Learning, the Marketplace, and Community Colleges for the Oxford University Art and Science Round Table; After the Fall: Caliban and the Island in the Post-Colonial World for the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Conference, and The Coming-of-Age Story in ‘Ethnic’ Films for the National Association of Native American Studies Conference. Perry frequently contributes to community film programs. She presented Shadowed Hero: The Film Career of Audie Murphy for an Audie Murphy Film Festival. She interviewed Luca Dotti about Audrey Hepburn (Sr. Dotti's mother) for an Audrey Hepburn Festival. She has presented Safety Last: Lloyd’s Masterpiece for a Harold Lloyd Film Festival, Keaton in ‘The Playhouse’ and ‘Sherlock Jr.’ for the opening of a Buster Keaton Film Festival, and Magical Realism in ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ for a Films About Women Festival.


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