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Q&A (Queer & Ally) Training/Network

Q&A (Queer & Ally) Network

Queer and Ally Network logo: rainbow behind acronymThe Queer & Ally (Q&A) Network is comprised of members of the DU community (students, faculty and staff) who have gone through both Levels 1 and 2 of Q&A Training, and have committed to advancing DU's culture of Inclusive Excellence by posting their membership in the Network (displaying a placard in their office/room), acting as resources to the larger DU community, and staying informed of and engaged with LGBTIQ&A life at DU.

Current Q&A Network members

(listed alphabetically by dept/unit, and with date joined)
Stefanie Cowan (Center for Multicultural Excellence) November 2011
Roshan Bliss (Conflict Resolution Institute) September 2012
Monica Humble (Daniels College of Business) November 2011
Laura Simpkins (Daniels College of Business) September 2012
Dorothy Lechowicz-Edwards (Daniels College of Business) August 2013
Leslie Rossman (Communication Studies) November 2011
Paula Cole (Economics) November 2013
Sarah Pingel (Financial Aid) August 2013
Nick Ota-Wang (Social Work) July 2013
Alexandra Lang (GSPP-Forensic Psych) March 2013
Alexandra Karas (GSPP-Forensic Psych) March 2013
Ashleigh Tassin (GSPP-Forensic Psych) March 2013
Caitlin Schade (GSPP-Forensic Psych) March 2013
Dani Speelman (GSPP-Forensic Psych) March 2013
Lydia Popovski (GSPP-Forensic Psych) March 2013
Kiara B Vann (GSPP-PsyD) March 2014
Karyn Sweeney (Morgridge College of Education) February 2011
Sarah Blizzard (Morgridge College of Education) August 2013
Al Bowling (Morgridge College of Education) November 2013
Emma Byers (Morgridge College of Education) November 2013
Kali Cordes (Morgridge College of Education) November 2013
Kristin Deal  (Morgridge College of Education)  November 2011
Buffy Jamison (Morgridge College of Education) November 2013
Sara Schaefer (Morgridge College of Education / Student Life) 2012
Paul McCarty (Registrar) November 2013
Andrea Stanton (Religious Studies) August 2013
Hava Gordon (Sociology & Criminology, Gender & Women's Studies) November 2013
Angelia Ianniello (undergrad student) March 2014
Esther Turcios (undergraduate student) May 2012
Jennifer Strobl (University College) May 2012
Sue Tyburski (Colorado Women's College) May 2012

Q&A network members are expected to:

  1. Have completed both Levels of the Q&A training. (Level 2 training should occur within 12 months of Level I training.)
  2. Display their Network membership placard/button so as to be visible as someone informed of and engaged with LGBTIQ&A issues.
  3. Renew their membership commitment annually by participating in:
  • At least one LGBTIQ&A campus or community event; AND
  • At least one educational/informational workshop or training relating to LGBTIQ&A life.

Membership benefits include:

  • A Q&A Network member placard and button with logo, verifying
    • completion of the training modules; AND
    • completion of ongoing member development.
  • Opportunity to be trained as a Q&A facilitator.
  • Special recognition at our annual Gala.
  • Access to the Q&A Network Portfolio site (see below).
  • Opportunities to participate in ongoing Q&A Network events & trainings.

Already a Q&A Network member? Visit the Network Portfolio site (requires DU login and current Network membership) for additional resources, involvement opportunities, etc.

To join the Network, check our calendar (at right) for upcoming opportunities to complete both Training Levels 1 and 2.