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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 is an AUx Instructor & Counselor, where he advises first year students and teaches in the AUx Program. Before this current position, they served as the Assistant Director of Education & Training in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. In this position, they oversaw peer education groups, workshops, and trainings. They also worked 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). Bruno has taught courses on LGBTQ identities through the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at AU, an Intro to Integrative Studies course at GMU, and in a first-year program through the Integrative Studies Department at GMU.

Outside of American University, they also currently serve as the Past 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!

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

Degrees

~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).
Office
Provost, Office of the
Anderson - 106
Contact Matt to set up an appointment with them.
Contact Info
(202) 885-1523 (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.

Teaching

  • Fall 2017

    • EDU-196 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: AU Experience I
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  • Spring 2018

    • EDU-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: AU Experience II
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    • EDU-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: AU Experience II
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    • EDU-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: AU Experience II
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