Dr. Laura McGuire (they/them or she/her) is an internationally recognized consultant, survivor, researcher, seminarian, and author of the book Creating Cultures of Consent (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021). They have worked as an instructor, presenter, educator, consultant, and trainer on topics including:
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Pregnancy and Birth Education
Sexual Trauma Recovery
Restorative Justice in Title IX
Sexuality and Faith
Dr. McGuire earned their bachelor's degree in social sciences from Thomas Edison State University and their graduate degrees in educational leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University. Dr. McGuire's doctoral dissertation, entitled “Seen but Not Heard: Pathways to Improve Inclusion of LGBT Persons and Sexual Trauma Survivors in Sexual Health Education,” examined the marginalization of sexual minorities within health education on a global scale. They currently are earning their Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling at Earlham Seminary.
Dr. McGuire is a certified full-spectrum doula, professional teacher, a certified sexual health educator, and a vinyasa yoga instructor. Their experience includes both public and private sectors, middle schools, high schools, and university settings. In 2015, they served as the first Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program Manager at the University of Houston, and in 2017, they became the first Victim Advocate/Prevention Educator at the US Merchant Marine Academy. Dr. McGuire is currently an adjunct professor at Widener University where they teach human sexuality courses.
They are a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), Society of Professional Consultants, and is a member of numerous boards and committees. They are a graduate of The National Leaders Council and are currently a fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation where they are researching sexual medicine competency in provider care. Dr. McGuire lives in the United States, where they work as a full-time consultant at The National Center for Equity and Agency.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Change
Fielding Graduate University, December 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Thomas Edison University, Winter 2012
Madriella Institute, Winter 2011
CAPPA Training, Winter 2011
RYT 200 in Hatha Vinyasa
Yoga Den Jacksonville, 2007
Florida Department of Education Professional Teaching Certification
Health k-12 and Social Sciences 6-12 2015-2018
American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists
Certified Sexuality Educator