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Jordan "JT" Turner


Pronouns: They/Them/Their


Building & Room:

1172 BSB


1007 W. Harrison St.


JT Turner (they/them) has been the director of the UIC Gender and Sexuality Center since March 2019. Prior to UIC, JT worked at Northwestern University in multicultural student affairs with a focus on outreach and support for LGBTQ+ students. As a scholar practitioner, JT has focused their work on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. JT has served on the executive board for The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals as well as on the leadership team for ACPA's Commission of Social Justice Educators. In addition to their work in higher education, JT consults non-profit organizations, religious institutions, and businesses on how to build anti-racist and inclusive workplace and learning environments.

JT has a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. They have also sudied in the Master of Divinity Program at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary with a specific interest in Queer theology. JT is an avid hip-hop fan, foodie, and enjoys reading non-fiction in their leisure.