Status of LGBTIQ Persons in the Profession Committee


The Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Persons in the Profession Committee recommends policies and good practices to assure the full access and academic freedom of LGBTIQ persons within the Academy and develops programs to enhance their status in the profession.

Recommended Resources

Meeting Schedule

  • One in-person meeting at the Annual Meeting in November
  • Virtual meetings in spring, fall, and as needed
  • Committee members meet in person with the other status committees every other year for a summit

Committee Members

  • Term of Office: Four years, non-renewable
  • Committee Composition: Up to six members
Full NameTerm StartTerm EndPosition
Benae Beamon1/1/202212/31/2023Chair
Mr. Daniel Ballon-Garst1/1/202212/31/2025Committee Member
W. Scott Haldeman1/1/202012/31/2023Committee Member
Dr. Eziaku A. Nwokocha1/1/202212/31/2025Committee Member
Teresa Smallwood1/1/202112/31/2024Committee Member
Jessica Vazquez Torres1/1/202212/31/2024Committee Member
Elizabeth Hardcastle7/1/2019 Staff Liaison
Alice Hunt  Staff Liaison