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Loyola's OutList represents faculty and staff members who self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer and have chosen to be included on this virtual space. The OutList promotes greater visibility of the LGBTQ community and reflects the commitment to diversity and inclusivity at Loyola University Maryland. If you would like add your name to this list, please send an email with your name, title, pronouns, bio and picture to

OUTList Profiles
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Natka Bianchini, Associate Professor of Theatre

I identify as a bisexual, white, cisgender woman.  I teach courses in the theatre program, including Queer Theatre and Film, Loyola’s first course to focus exclusively on LGBTQ+ issues.  I also direct productions both on and off campus and am an artistic associate with Iron Crow Theatre, Baltimore’s award-winning queer theatre company.  I live in Lutherville with my wife Janna and our twin boys.  

Martin Camper Headshot Martin Camper, Associate Professor of Writing


I am a Black, gay, Christian, cisgender man. My areas of research include rhetorical theory, textual interpretation, and religious discourse. I teach writing, rhetoric, style, and argument courses in the Writing Department and Honors Program. I am incoming director of the Center for the Humanities, have been the advisor for the rhetoric club, and am an ordained elder at a local Baltimore PC(USA) church. I live with my dog, Photo.

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Marianna Carlucci, Associate Professor, Psychology Department

Hi! Welcome! I hope that if you are looking at this page you feel the incredible support of a vibrant queer community at Loyola. A little about me: I am a lesbian from Cumana, a beautiful coastal city in Venezuela. My family and I moved to the United States when I was around 6 years old and I lived in Miami, Florida until I came and fell in love with Loyola. I am a faculty member in the Psychology Department, where I feel incredibly loved and supported. I love to read (and am always looking for recs, so send me some), do yoga, take walks, watch and play tennis (I know!), travel, watch movies, and challenge myself to pick up new hobbies and activities. I’m always up for a chat!  

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Pat Cassidy, Associate Director, Center for Community Service and Justice 
(he, him, his)

Pat is the Associate Director in the Center for Community, Service, and Justice (CCSJ) and serves as the moderator for The LGBTQ+ Experience. Pat lives in Baltimore with his husband and is passionate about the intersections of sexuality and spirituality. 

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Rachel Chase, Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology
(she, her)

 Hi! I'm a cis, sapphic white woman who dyes her hair fun colors to feel alive. I'm a neuroscientist by training, teaching a variety of courses in the Psychology department. My wife and I have three dogs who love going on adventures, and one cat who politely declines to join us. Any outdoorsy folks out there? We're always looking for recommendations for new hikes and activities. Feel free to reach out and say hi!


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Liz Chaudry, Social Work Intern, The Counseling Center
(she, her, hers)

I am a mixed race, able-bodied, cisgender, lesbian woman currently earning my masters degree to become a licensed therapist at University of Maryland, School of Social Work. I am passionate about helping others through the lens of intersectionality and love working with other folx in the LGBTQ+ community. Come find me in the counseling center!

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Stepf Diaz, MSW, Associate Director, Office of Residence Life and Housing 
(they, them, theirs)

Stepf is a proud queer, Latinx, non-binary person. They serve as an Associate Director in the Office of Residence Life & Housing. Their background is in social work with a focus on intimate partner violence and LGBT homelessness. They live on campus with their wife, Monica, and serve as a member of the Baltimore City Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs.

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 Jack Hobson, Dean of International Programs

Greetings! I identify as a gay, cis-gendered man originally from Oklahoma, but have spent much of my adult life in Southern California. I have worked in the field of international education for over 20 years and am proud to have supported thousands of students on their journeys around the world. I am fascinated with exploring queer space in the international context and am dedicated to closing gaps of access for students seeking a global experience. I currently live in Baltimore City with my partner and our two Boston Terriers. Always happy to connect!


Janine Holc, Professor, Political Science
(she, her, hers)

I am a queer, white, cis lesbian who teaches courses at Loyola in Global Studies and Political Science. I integrate issues central to gay and trans life in my teaching and writing, and I am developing a new course on the experiences of gay, lesbian and gender-variant people in the Holocaust. 

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Michael Puma, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

I am a gay, white, Catholic cisgender man who grew up in Brooklyn, NY and has called Baltimore home for almost twenty years.   I currently serve as the coordinator of OUTLoyola, Loyola’s LGBTQ+ group for faculty, staff and administrators.   When not at work, I enjoy cooking, tennis, attending live theater and spending time with my fiancé, Joey.

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Emalee Quickel, PhD., Assistant Professor, Psychology; Program Director, MS in Clinical Professional Counseling (CPC)

As someone who first started questioning their sexuality at the age of 36, I am proof that it’s never too late to embrace your authentic self and choose to live a truer and more beautiful life! I am a divorced, white, atheist, cisgender, pansexual/queer woman from Chicago, a clinical psychologist, and an eternal optimist who spends the majority of my free time following Phish. I am the current OUTLoyola representative to the President’s Council on Equity and Inclusion. Let’s be friends!

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Andrew Israel Ross, Assistant Professor of History

I am a gay, white, Jewish, cisgender man. I specialize in the history of sexuality and recently published a history of prostitution and homosexuality in nineteenth-century Paris. I regularly teach courses within gender history and the history of sexuality, including LGBTQ+ history. I am currently the interim director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor and serve as the moderator for Spectrum and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Club. 

Maureen Shea picture  Mo Shea, Degree Audit & Scheduling Specialist

I'm a gay, cis, White woman working in the Office of the Registrar. When I'm not processing transfer credits, I spend my time gaming, writing, and watching far too much trashy television. I live in Glen Burnie with my girlfriend and two cats, and our house is decorated for Halloween year-round. Feel free to say hi! 
Headshot of OUTList member Kylie Simonson Kylie Simonson, Program Assistant, Academic Advising and Support Center

Hi! I am a proud lesbian who loves the study of philosophy, theology, and spirituality. I attended Notre Dame of Maryland University, where I studied philosophy and got involved with Spectrum, as well as other clubs committed to inclusivity and diversity. I enjoy reading, making Spotify playlists, cooking, and spending time in the mountains! I am originally from Southern Maryland, but now reside in Baltimore City with my partner. I am so happy to be a part of the Loyola community. Feel free to reach out!

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I am an out and proud queer, transgender man. I am also white, neurodivergent, and a cat dad. I am originally from Chicago where I went to undergrad and graduate school. I finished my doctoral training at UMBC and spent a few more years there. I travel often in which I once lived the #vanlife. I love to create art such as painting, watercolor, and clock making. I have four tarantulas. Ask me about my hidden-in-plain-sight face tattoo! Lastly, I love being an advocate for the LGBTQ and neurodivergent communities.
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 Christopher Turner, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology

Hi. I am a cisgender gay man from Illinois. I moved to Baltimore City just over two years ago. I usually teach courses focused on health and medicine and inequality, but my interests also extend to mental health and social psychology. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, listening to music, and video chatting with my family in Illinois.



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Dennis Velez

Dennis, a proud Puerto Rican gay man, currently serves as the Associate Director of ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Native American) Services and is passionate about supporting underrepresented students—not just ALANA students, but also students that identify as first generation, and come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. He is passionate about meeting students where they are andapproaches his work through an intersectional framework. He currently resides in Baltimore.