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Dr. Christopher J. Jorgenson, Ed.D. (he/him/his)

Christopher Jorgenson
  • Interim Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Jorgenson (he/him/his) served for ten years as inaugural director of UW-Eau Claire's Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, before assuming his new role in 2022 as executive director of diversity, inclusion, and leadership. Under his direction, UW-Eau Claire has been consistently ranked as a national and state leader in LGBTQIA+ inclusion and student experience (UW-Eau Claire just received its fourth annual Best in State ranking from Best Colleges and Campus Pride for 2023). He chairs the Bias Incident Reporting Team (BIRT), serves on myriad additional committees, and teaches in Honor's, the College of Business, and occasionally for the department of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality studies. Jorgenson received his Ed.D. in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership, with a focus on underrepresented student populations within predominantly white institutions (PWI) of higher education. He regularly travels throughout the United States to both consult with and lead conversations for institutions navigating social justice policy and practice.

Teaching Interests
  • Gender Studies
  • Feminism
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Social Justice
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Major: English Literature | Minors: Women's Studies and Music)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (English Literature & Textual Interpretation)
  • Ed.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Student Affairs Administration and Leadership)