Bio for Keynote Speaker
Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Clinical
Psychology, Muhlenberg College
Background B.S., Georgia College & State University;
M.A., Ph.D., California School of Professional
Dr. Lassiter conceptualizes education as a practice of
freedom. He aims to help students critically analyze the
world and transform it for the better. He aims to create
an affirming, intellectually stimulating environment
conducive to learning. He works to ensure students are
critically engaged and comfortable taking risks toward
deepening their knowledge, skills, and personal
awareness. He is invested in helping students grow
holistically as human beings.
In addition, he mentors students and supervises them in
his research lab: Spiritual and Psychological
Intersectionality in Research and Thought (SPIRiT). His
research team investigates health at the intersections
of race, spirituality, gender, and sexual orientation.
You can learn more about him on his website (http://www.jonathanmlassiter.com).
Follins, L., & Lassiter, J. (Eds.). (forthcoming).
“Black LGBT health in the United States: At the
intersection of race, gender and sexual orientation”