The Kinsey Institute welcomes Dr. Lemuel Watson to our research faculty. Previously Dean of the Indiana University School of Education, Dr. Watson brings over three decades of experience in research, teaching, and advocacy around diversity issues with underrepresented groups, and was also recently appointed Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA) at Indiana University. Throughout his career, he has emphasized the power of diversity to help us better understand our world and ourselves.
Dr. Watson will help oversee the Kinsey Institute’s efforts to generate collaborative education, research and fundraising related to LGBTQ+ lives and topics. This will include research on LGBTQ+ youth mental health as part of the partnership between Kinsey and The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.