Dr. Eli R. Green
Dr. Eli R Green (he/they) is a formally trained educator who has been facilitating trans-related content since he came out as trans in 2000. He is a well-regarded expert trainer who combines his experiences as a part of trans community, with expertise in facilitation, and a passion for helping make sense of the complexities of gender. Over the years Dr. Green has helped tens of thousands of people have a better understanding of what it means to be trans and how to be affirming.
Dr. Green is the co-author of the award winning book, The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills and was the CEO of the Transgender Training Institute from 2015-2023. He holds a PhD & MEd from Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies, a MA in Applied Women’s Studies from Claremont Graduate University and is an AASECT certified supervisor. He has won multiple awards for his writing, teaching and DEI leadership in sexuality education.
For 8 years, Dr. Green led The Transgender Training Institute (TTI), a company of 20 transgender and non-binary folks, facilitating trans-related content for over 25,000 people across the US and beyond and redistributing over $1.3 million directly to transgender and non-binary people, including TTI team members, outside consultants, projects, organizations, causes, and companies.
Prior to launching TTI, Dr. Green served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at William Paterson University and in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies graduate program at Widener University. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program, and provided individual and group supervision for fellow sexuality educators seeking to hone their craft.
His academic research centered on better understanding the most effective educational methods for reducing prejudice towards transgender people, and was selected as the 2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award recipient by Widener University. His work was also honored by the Society for the Study of Psychological Issues (SPSSI) for significant contributions towards our understanding of current social issues.
You can learn more about Dr. Green and his work at EliRGreenPhD.com.