The LGBT Advocate Award recognizes a faculty member, staff member, or student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.
Joseph Miles, an assistant professor of counseling psychology, focuses on multiculturalism and social justice, especially LGBT issues, multicultural education, and the process and outcome of intergroup dialogue and group interventions. Miles is a trainer with the SafeZone LGBT Ally training program. He is a member of the Diversity Dialogues Faculty Advisory Board, a mentor with the LGBT Commission’s Mentoring Program, and a Day of Dialogue and Diversity Dialogue facilitator. Miles has been a panelist at UT’s OUTstanding LGBT issues conference and a Life of the Mind discussion group leader. He has helped with the Kernel Konvo diversity film and discussion series and Student Affairs Professional Development Series. His research and publication records are extensive. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Ready for the World, a Creative Teaching grant, and the Scholarly and Research Incentive Fund.