Writer, Speaker, and Teacher
Whether you’re looking for a speaker at your university or organization, I can help your community start and sustain vital conversations about my extensive research on college students, as well as give lectures on the art and craft of writing.
I’ve been visiting college campuses to talk with students about sex, sexual violence, relationships, identity, social media and so many other things that they care about.
While social media has radically transformed the college experience for most students, statistics on sexual misconduct have barely budged since the 1980s. Meanwhile, expectations with respect to Title IX continue to evolve. I’m passionate about these issues and helping students, professors, and administration navigate them with open minds, open hearts, and research based not only in data and intellectual rigor but also in anecdote and heart.
I lecture all over the country about my research on college students and give talks on sex, relationships, and sexual violence, as well as religious & spiritual identity, and most recently on social media and the college experience.
I’m a former student affairs professional and regularly work with Departments of Student Affairs and Campus Ministry at colleges and universities to develop practical programming and resources related to my research about college students.
A typical visit from me will include a formal lecture, a professional development workshop with staff and faculty, often a classroom visit if a professor is teaching one of my books, and several informal conversations in small group settings and/or over a meal. I work individually with each campus to develop a schedule of events that fits the needs of the various departments and individuals who have planned the visit. I’ll talk through possible events with my campus contact over the phone.
OVER TO YOU
I’d love to connect and discover how I might visit your community as a speaker.