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Matthew Bruno

Adjunct Instructor School of Education

Bruno is a double graduate of George Mason University (B.A.I.N. in Community Studies in 2005 and a M.A.I.S. in Higher Education in 2009). Currently Bruno works at American University, where they serve as the Assistant Director of Education & Training in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. In this position, they oversee peer education groups, workshops, and trainings offered through the Center. They also work with the other center staff on center-wide programming initiatives and diversity/social justice workshops that supports and advocates for better inclusion of women, students of color, LGBTQ students, and first-generation college students. Matt has been working towards making AU more inclusive since 2009 (they originally started as Coordinator of LGBTQ Programming). In addition to his work in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Bruno has taught a course on LGBTQ identities through the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at AU and in the AUx (AU Experience) Program. At George Mason University, he taught an Intro to Integrative Studies course and in a first-year program through the Integrative Studies Department.

Outside of American University, they also currently serve as the Co-Chair of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. The Consortium supports staff on college campuses advocating for LGBTQ inclusion, consults with administrators and staff at universities to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ people, and advocates for institutional change and program development that recognizes the needs of LGBTQ people.

Bruno has a strong passion for incorporating social justice practices that create more welcoming environments on college campuses. While not being a career queer, Bruno loves watching the newest crime/mystery/thriller drama, playing with his dog, and cheering on the Washington Capitals!

Come by or contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to meet Matt!

Bruno's pronouns are they/them/their or he/him/his. Read CDI’s guide to Understanding Pronouns for more information.


~B.A.I.N. in Community Studies and a Leadership Certificate from George Mason University
~M.A.I.S. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from George Mason University

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Dav or just walking around the quad
Book Currently Reading
Favorite Books include anything Christopher Rice, the Harry Potter Series, and the bell hooks education series (specifically Teaching to Transgress)
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Mary Graydon - 201
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Contact Info
(202) 885-3346 (Office)

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For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


  • Fall 2016

    • EDU-196 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: AU Experience I
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