Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW, is an award-winning educator, trainer, and author in the areas of sexuality education pedagogy, LGBTQ issues, working with adolescent boys and the use of technology and social media to reach and teach young people. She has provided consultation to and direct education and training for schools, parent groups and youth-serving organizations in countries around the world for more than 20 years.
She is the former executive director of Answer, a national sexuality education organization dedicated to providing and promoting unfettered access to comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them. She has also served as the associate vice president of education and training at Planned Parenthood of New York City, and, before that, manager of education and special projects at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Dr. Schroeder was a co-founding editor of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, and has authored or edited numerous publications, including the four-part book series, Sexuality Education: Past, Present and Future with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Sexuality Education: Theory and Practice with Dr. Clint Bruess. She is a frequently sought-out spokesperson and guest blogger in the news media on issues relating to sexual health education and youth development.
Dr. Schroeder provides national conference keynotes on sexuality and adolescent development, and has received numerous honors throughout her career, including the Healthy Teen Network Carol Mendez Cassell Award for excellence in leadership in sexuality education, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists’ Schiller Prize for her approaches to teaching internet safety to youth, Widener University’s William R. Stayton Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of human sexuality, and the Planned Parenthood Mary Lee Tatum Award.
She holds a Doctorate of Education in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University and a Master of Social Work from NYU, and teaches undergraduate courses at Montclair State University and graduate courses at Widener.