Liz Meyer
Associate Dean for Teacher Education, Undergraduate Education, Administrative Services • Associate Professor
EFPP: Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice • C&I: Research on Teaching & Teacher Education

School of Education, Room 151
University of Colorado Boulder
249 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Elizabeth J. Meyer is the Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previously she held positions as Assistant Professor in the School of Education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec Canada.

Dr. Meyer is a former high school teacher whose research and writing focuses on issues related to gender and sexual diversity in K-12 schools. Current research projects include investigating the experiences of Title IX coordinators in school districts in California and Colorado. She is also a co-investigator on a SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) -funded project that is examining transgender-affirming school policies and practices in the US, Canada and Australia. Other recent projects include: a California-based action research project on the implementation of Seth’s Law and the FAIR Education Act (, a Montreal-based action research project on empowering gender creative kids and their families (,  and a national survey of Canadian K-12 teachers’ training and experiences with Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) education.

She is the author of Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to end sexism and homophobia in Schools (Teachers College Press, 2009) and Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools (Springer, 2010). She is also co-editor of a the Gender and Sexuality in Education series for Peter Lang Publishing that includes two co-edited collections: Gender and Sexuality in Education (2014) and Supporting Transgender and Gender-Creative Youth: Schools, Families, and Communities in Action (2014). Her research has been published in academic journals such as: Gender and Education; Journal of Educational Psychology; McGill Journal of Education; The Clearinghouse; Computers and Education; Technology, Pedagogy and Education; and The Journal of LGBT Youth. She has given keynote presentations at conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Europe and has provided expert testimony to the Canadian Senate on cyberbullying. She has made appearances on FOXNews, and National Public Radio.

She blogs for Psychology Today ( and is also on Twitter: @lizjmeyer. Personal website:


B.A., Tulane University, 1992
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1997
Ph.D in Culture and Values Education from McGill University,  2007

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