Christian Matheis is the assistant director of the LGBTA Student Resource Center at Penn State's University Park campus. His work with the center includes, among other duties, advising and mentoring responsibilities to various student groups and student leaders, planning and coordinating guest speaker appearances for the LGBTA Lecture Series, facilitating development and training sessions for students, staff and faculty, as well as providing outreach and support to students, staff, and faculty throughout the Penn State University system. Before coming to Penn State, Christian served in dual roles at Oregon State University in both student affairs and academic affairs as program advisor for the LGBT Services Office, and as program coordinator for the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in psychology and a master's of arts degree in applied ethics with minors in ethnic studies and sociology; both degrees are from Oregon State University. His research interests include ethics, epistemology, philosophies of community, feminist critical social theory, models of applied leadership and organizational development, pedagogy, and curriculum development.