Liz Meyer
Professor and Chair
Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice

Miramontes Baca Education Building, Room 507
University of Colorado Boulder
249 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Elizabeth J. Meyer is an Professor and Program Chair in Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice 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. Recent research projects include: a) investigating the experiences of Title IX coordinators in K-12 schools and b) educators' experiences supporting student activism for LGBTQ equity. In 2018, she joined the inaugural class of fellows as part of the University of California’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement and in 2021 was presented with the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award by the American Educational Research Association.

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: Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, Gender and Education, Computers 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 is currently writing a new book: Queer Justice at School: A Guide for Youth Activists and their Teachers. She blogs for Psychology Today.


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

EDUC 3013 School and Society

EDUC 5005 Advanced Social Foundations of Education

EDUC 6220 Gender Issues in Education

EDUC 6945 MA Capstone

EDUC 8125 Radical Theories in Education

EDUC 8220 Introduction to Educational Research and Policy

Meyer, E.J. (2022) Sex, gender, and educational research: The case for transgender studies in education. Educational Researcher, 51(5) 315-323.

Meyer, E. J., Quantz, M*., & Regan, P.V.*. (2022). Race as the starting place: Equity directors addressing gender and sexual diversity in K-12 schools. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning.

Meyer, E.J. & Quantz, M*. (2021) Who is (not) protected by Title IX? A critical review of 45 years of research. Teachers College Record. 123(2), 1-41.