Elizabethe Payne, Ph.D.


City University of New York

City: New York, New York

Country: United States

About Me:

Elizabethe C. Payne, Ph.D., is  Director of the Queering Education Research Institute© (QuERI), and Distinguished Lecturer at City University of New York. She is a sociologist of education specializing in LGBTQ issues in K-12 education. She has published numerous articles on teacher LGBTQ professional development, LGBTQ bullying, and the school experiences of queer adolescent girls. She also writes for Huffington Post, translating research into lay language for accessibility (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/elizabethe-c-payne). Dr. Payne served on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Task Force, the DASA State Policy Group, and the New York State School Professional Certification Committee on Diversity. DASA is the New York State student anti-harassment law, which went into effect July 2012. She has worked with the US Department of Justice on the application of Title IX to LGBT student anti-harassment cases and in the settlement and resolution processes with school districts. She was faculty at Syracuse University in the School of Education and the LGBT Studies Program from 2005-2014. She founded QuERI in 2006. Teaching areas include qualitative research methods, LGBT public policy, and sexuality and gender in education. Prior to returning to graduate school for her doctoral work, she was a high school English teacher in Houston, Texas.

Research Interests

Anti-Bullying Policy

LGBT Education Policy

Education Policy

Transgender Education Policy

LGBTQ K-12 Education

Teacher Education Policy