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First Name
Tia Sheree
Last Name
United States
Marist College
LGBTQ, social policy, social equity, marginalization, people of color, social justice, political engagement, law enforcement, citizen participation, intersectionality, gender identity, sexual identity
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About Me

Tia Sherèe Gaynor, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration at Marist College. Her research focuses on issues related to social (in)justice, cultural competency, and equity within a U.S. and global context, particularly as it relates to people of color and those who identify as LGBTQIA. Her most recent work explores the marginalizing interactions between local law enforcement agencies those at the intersection of race and sexual identity.

She holds a Ph.D. and MPA from the School of Public Affairs and Administration, at Rutgers University – Newark.  She received her BA in Psychology from Rutgers University – New Brunswick.  Additionally, Dr. Gaynor holds a Diversity Management Certification from the University of Houston’s International Institute for Diversity.

Recent Publications
Gaynor, T.S. & DeVance Taliaferro, J. (Eds.). (2016). Teaching the wire: Frameworks, theories, and strategies for the classroom. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Love, J.M., Gaynor, T.S., and Blessett, B. (2016). Facilitating difficult dialogues in the classroom: A peadagogical imperative. Administrative Theory and Praxis, (38)4, 227-233.

Blessett, B., Gaynor, T.S., Witt, M. and Alkadry, M.G. (2016). Counternarratives as critical perspectives in public administration curricula. Administrative Theory and Praxis, (38)4, 267-284.
Gaynor, T.S. (2014). Vampires suck: Parallel narratives in the marginalization of the other. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 36(3), 348–373.
Kasymova, J. & Gaynor, T.S. (2014). Effective citizen participation in environmental issues: What can local governments learn?. State & Local Government Review, 46(2), 138.
Gaynor, T.S. & Blessett, B. (2014) Inequality at the intersection of DOMA and VRA: A review of the 2013 supreme court decisions. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 36(2), 261-267.
Gaynor, T.S. (2014) Through ‘The Wire’: Training culturally competent leaders for a new era”.  Journal of Public Affairs Education, July 2014, 20(3).
Carrizales, T. & Gaynor, T.S. (2013) Diversity in public administration research: A review of journal publications.  Public Administration Quarterly, Fall 2013, 8-32.
Gaynor, T.S. (2013).  Building democracy:  Community development corporations’ influence on democratic participation, the case of Newark, NJ (USA). Operant Subjectivity: The International Journal of Q Methodology, 36(2), 93–113.  
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