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Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center

Matthew Jeffries

Matthew Jeffries


Director
matthew.jeffries@wsu.edu
509-335-8841

Bio: Matthew Jeffries (he, him, his) serves as the director for the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center at Washington State University. In this role, he supports system-level change and six campuses in their creation and implementation of LGBTQ+ affirming policies and procedures. Additionally, he supports students and channels their energy for activism into tangible, material change. Prior to this role, he worked in academic advising, new student programs, and residence life. Matthew’s NASPA volunteer experience began at the regional level where he served as the MultiRacial KC (MRKC) regional representative. This role led to roles as chair of the Region V Scholarship Committee, Region V KC Co-Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality KC regional representative, and MRKC Co-Chair. An active scholar-practitioner, Matthew’s research agenda includes equity work, critical hope, and gender inclusive housing. Recent research projects include: Understanding the LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Experience at a Rural, Land Grant Institution, Understanding How Diverse Students in STEM Experience Their Classes and Labs, and Destabilizing Gender Inclusive Housing: A Feminist Poststructural Discourse Analysis. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Ohio University, a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education from Washington State University.