Andrew "AJ" Young received his PhD in Sociology from Temple University and has taught in both Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies. His academic work centers on gender and sexuality in culture, specifically how queer and transgender identities are experienced, represented, and negotiated in popular culture, sports, and organizations. He also has more than ten years of experience in university student services, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion and civic engagement work. AJ identifies as a white, queer, transgender man and uses he/him pronouns. He is committed to asset-based community development and fostering an institutional culture grounded in principles of equity and social justice. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, he moved to Washington, DC to complete his bachelor's and master's degrees in Philosophy at American University. Before coming to IUPUI, he lived in Philadelphia with his husband, their two dogs, and a mischievous angora rabbit. In his free time, AJ loves to read, knit, run, watch sports of any kind, and listen to country music, though usually not all at the same time.