Luca Maurer is the director of Ithaca College’s Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Education, Outreach and Services.
Maurer is the co-author of “The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills,” a detailed collection of best practices, lesson plans and resources on planning, facilitating and navigating the nuances of teaching about transgender people, identities and experiences. He is also co-author of “The LGBTQIA+ Supportive Campus: Developing Effective Policies, Programs & Practices,” co-editor of the book “Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience,” and has written for a variety of publications, served as a consultant/trainer and given numerous presentations on such topics as sexual orientation, gender identity, disability issues and HIV/AIDS. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and of The Prevention Researcher, a multidisciplinary journal focusing on successful adolescent development and at-risk youth.
Under Maurer’s leadership, Ithaca College has been ranked as one of the 25 best campuses in the nation for LGBT students and one of the top 10 transgender-friendly colleges and universities.Services and policies to support transgender students at Ithaca College include a transgender housing and chosen (preferred) name policies, a map of single-occupancy campus restrooms and a specialized voice and communication clinic for members of the transgender community.