BS in exercise science, MS in wellness management, Ball State University; Ed.D. in executive leadership, St. John Fisher College
Teaching interests: I teach courses in gender and sexuality from a feminist, intersectional perspective, specifally center queer and trans spectrum lived experiences.
Courses taught: Gender and Health; Gender, Science, and Technology; Introduction to LGBT Studies; Queering Gender; Sociology of Gender
Research interests: Gender transition; the effects of privilege and oppression on education and wellness
In the News
February 17, 2021
RIT celebrates outstanding staff with university’s Presidential Awards
RIT honored the service and dedication of its employees with the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony Feb. 17. The annual awards, this year held as a webinar, are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.
July 9, 2019
Gender diversity guide aimed at helping faculty learn more about gender
Assistant Professor Alan Smerbeck is working with Q Center director Chris Hinesley on an updated edition of Gender Diversity: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, which is set to come out in spring 2020. Originally published in 2016, the guide is meant to serve as a base-level reference book for learning about gender diversity, labels and pronouns, and the do’s and don’ts of talking about gender identities.