Ally of the Year Award

Douthit Receives 2011 LGBTQ Ally of the Year Award

11/1/2011.  In celebration of National Ally Week, Kathryn Douthit, PhD, received the 2011 LGBTQ Ally of the Year Award, for her tireless efforts and contributions to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) community at Warner.  The award was presented by Elaine Casquarelli, Chair, and BJ Douglass, former Co-Chair. 

Dr. Douthit has been an ongoing and vital ally in support of LGBTQ issues in education and counseling at The Warner School.  As Chair of the Counseling and Human Development Department, she has utilized her role in many important ways, through modeling for other faculty, as well as mentoring students.  She has supported LGBTQ and ally students in their projects, promoted research efforts related to LGBTQ issues, and fostered education about LGBTQ concerns in education, counseling, and human development.  Along with being an ongoing supporter of the LGBTQ SIG activities, she also approved the development of the course, LGBTQ Issues in Education and Human Development, and helped lobby for its inclusion as a permanent part of the Warner curriculum.

 As a feminist, Dr. Douthit understands the role gender and sexuality play as a core part of our human development, and sees the importance of LGBTQ issues as a diversity and social justice issue that intersects with and informs other social justice issues. To that end, she is supporting LGBTQ research at Warner as an important educational issue.  Finally, Dr. Douthit understands that being an ally means being an activist, and means standing up for those marginalized in the field of education and higher education in general. 

 Her research and doctoral education have produced articles and professional presentations on subjects as complex and diverse as an ecological view of attention deficit disorder, academic failure among gifted students, understanding the relationship between counseling and psychiatric genetics, the inequality of the aging experience, and a critical view of contemporary dementia care.  Douthit currently teaches courses in human development and the counseling process, including the requirements for effective multicultural counseling.

 Hazen Receives 2010 LGBTQ Ally of the Year Award

10/22/2010Logan Hazen Receives 2010 LGBTQ Ally of the Year Award In celebration of National Ally Week, Logan Hazen, Ed.D., was awarded the 2010 LGBTQ Ally of the Year Award, presented by the Warner School LGBTQ & Allies SIG, for his tireless efforts and contributions to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) community at Warner.National Ally Week (Oct. 18-22, 2010) aims to identify, support, and celebrate allies against anti-LGBT language, bullying, and harassment in America’s schools. An ally is someone who advocates for and supports members of a community other than their own and reaches across differences to achieve mutual goals of respect and inclusion.

Hazen was recognized for his efforts in helping to create a safe and supportive atmosphere for LGBTQ & Ally students regarding LGBTQ issues and, most recently, for assisting the Warner LGBTQ & Allies SIG in conducting a survey that assessed LGBTQ knowledge and awareness, as well as curriculum and training needs.

No stranger to student affairs administration, teaching, or the University of Rochester, Hazen currently serves as an assistant professor in the Warner School’s higher education program where he teaches courses in higher education, establishes and supervises higher education internships, advises higher education master’s students, and helps with recruiting.

His influence and leadership as a higher education professional have earned him much admiration and respect from students and student affairs professionals over the last 35 years. Most recently, he received the 2008 College Student Personnel Association of New York State’s Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award. The award honors an educator who has given distinguished service to higher education and whose ideas show considerable promise for improving the quality of the learning climate in post-secondary institutions. Hazen was recognized for his numerous contributions to the field of higher education.

Prior to joining the Warner School faculty in 2005, Hazen spent more than three decades in senior-level student affairs and faculty positions at Western Washington University, the University of Southern California, Canisius College, and the University of Rochester. During his 17-year career at the University of Rochester as the director of residential life, he was instrumental in leading, expanding, and modernizing the University’s residential living programs, including undergraduate housing, Greek life, graduate and family housing, off-campus housing programs, and summer conference housing. Upon leaving residential life for teaching, an annual award was established in his name to recognize a student for his or her actions, leadership, and innovations in promoting the community through respect, fairness, and inclusion.

Hazen earned a doctorate in college student services administration from Oregon State University, a master’s in counseling and guidance from Pacific Lutheran University, and a bachelor’s in psychology with teacher certification from Whitman College.

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