Resource Center Staff


Dr. Katie Stygles



Katie is the Assistant Director for Diversity Education and LGBTQ+ Programs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and is responsible for LGBTQ+ programs and services.  She is an advisor and Office of Multicultural Affairs liaison for the Queer/Trans Student Union, the umbrella LGBTQ+ student organization, and additionally participates on university committees related to LGBTQ+ issues and concerns, coordinates the Safe Zone workshops, co-facilitates OUT(?) Falcons (the weekly LGBTQ+ support group meetings), and maintains the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.  Katie's prior experience is in HIV prevention education, volunteer coordination, and other non-profit work.  At BGSU, she was formerly a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs and in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement.  Katie's undergraduate degree is in music from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and her master's degree is in counseling from Spring Arbor University in Michigan.  Her Ph.D. is from BGSU in Higher Education Administration, with a cognate in social justice issues in higher education.  Her dissertation is titled "Queering Academia: Queer Faculty Mothers and Work-Family Enrichment."  Outside the university, Katie serves on the ACPA (College Student Educators International) Coalition for LGBT Awareness (CLGBTA) as the Director of Research (2017-2019).  Katie, her wife, and their family (four kids and two dogs) love traveling, reading, and watching movies together.  Her family is actively involved in the Children's Miracle Network (including Dance Marathon at BGSU) and the Black Swamp Arts Festival.