Headshot of Eli Kean wearing a red plaid shirt and a tan cardigan

LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator

G225 MU Student Center (LGBTQ Resource Center)


Eli Kean:

Eli Kean (they/them) is Coordinator of the LGBTQ Resource Center and affiliate faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Eli earned their Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education from Michigan State University, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from UMKC.


  • University of Missouri-Columbia (Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Environmental Studies minor)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration)
  • Michigan State University (Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction)

How long have you been at the university?
I started in this position in August 2019.

What committees, professional organizations or other groups do you serve on?
I am an affiliate faculty member with Mizzou’s Women’s and Gender Studies department, and I serve as advisor for Queer Liberation Front. I am also a member of several professional organizations such as AERA and ACPA.