Through his work on two national studies, Warren Blumenfeld helped identify how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered ( LGBT ) students are significantly harassed -- both on their college campuses and online through cyberbullying. And now he'll get a chance to contribute ideas on how best to improve that condition across the country.
Blumenfeld, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Iowa State University, has been invited by the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention to participate in a two-day meeting to explore strategies on how to improve the climate of LGBT students on college and university campuses. The event will take place April 4-5 in Washington, D.C.
Blumenfeld was one of four researchers who conducted "The 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People" -- the most comprehensive national study of its kind, with data collected from nearly 6,000 students, faculty, staff and administrators who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender at U.S. colleges and universities. Sponsored by Campus Pride -- a national non-profit working to create safer, more LGBT-inclusive colleges -- the study highlighted significant harassment of LGBT students and a lack of safety and inclusiveness on campuses across the country.
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