Dr. Eli R. Green (he/they) is the founder and CEO of The Transgender Training Institute, a training and consulting company of transgender and non-binary educators, with the goal of creating a more just, equitable and affirming world. TTI works with K-12 schools, colleges & universities, social service & medical providers, and companies across the United States to help create more transgender-affirming environments. As a formally trained educator with over 20 years of experience facilitating trans-related content, Dr. Green has helped thousands of people have a better understanding of what it means to be transgender and non-binary, and how to support and affirm the transgender and non-binary people in their lives, workplaces and communities.
In addition to his work with TTI, some of Dr. Green’s career highlights include:
➤ Dr. Green taught human sexuality and related content in undergraduate and graduate settings for 10 years, including 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 left academia in 2018 to expand The Transgender Training Institute.
➤ Co-Author of The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills. In 2017, the Toolkit was honored by LGBTQ division of the American Psychological Association with the Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training award as well as the 2016 Book of the Year award from American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Content from the Toolkit was featured in the groundbreaking January 2017 issue of National Geographic.
➤ Facilitation of over 40 trans Training-of-Trainers (TOT) cohorts (700+ people) to support others gender and sexuality educators in their work to help advance understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. Parts of this work have included capacity building projects to support large scale efforts to create trans-affirming environments, including Trans-AffirmingNJ, and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services LGBTQ Policy & Practice Office’s initiatives to ensure that all LGBTQ & TNB (transgender and non-binary) youth in foster care, congregate care, and juvenile justice are safe, respected, and affirmed.
➤ Dr. Green has 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 focused 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.