is a multi-issue educator, facilitator and activist, with extensive experience facilitating classroom- and community-based learning about & in the context of social justice movements. Davey earned an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After three years at JVS in San Francisco, supporting workforce development programs to serve transgender job seekers and job seekers with disabilities, Davey now manages the Fellows Program in Public Affairs at Coro Center for Civic Leadership.
As a consultant and trainer, Davey combines expressive arts, introspective exploration, academic theory and hands-on skills-building to help individuals and organizations develop competency around many different social justice issues. Davey’s recent work focuses on trans/gender issues and on class/classism. Clients include colleges & universities, student groups, community organizations, human service agencies, and high schools. Davey’s current pet project is a series of community-based workshops on cross-class relationships and organizing.
With Chase Catalano, Davey is coauthor of the “Transgender Oppression” chapter in Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd edition, and with Linda McCarthy, Davey and Chase also wrote the “Transgender Oppression Curriculum Design ” in Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd edition.
has worked in student affairs, primarily in Residence Life, since he completed his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 1999. He is currently the Director of the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University, and a doctoral candidate in Social Justice Education (UMass). His dissertation is on trans-masculine students’ experiences in higher education and with masculinity.
Chase is the Scholar in Residence for the ACPA Standing Committee for Men, and won the 2008 ACPA Award for Public Service from the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness.
Chase has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, facilitated trainings for student and professional staff, and provided guest lectures. His training and course topics include racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, religious oppression, transgender oppression, Millennials, and media/pop culture in relation to trans/gender expression.
With Davey Shlasko, Chase is coauthor of the “Transgender Oppression” chapter in Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd edition, and with Linda McCarthy, Davey and Chase also wrote the “Transgender Oppression Curriculum Design ” in Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd edition.