Inclusion and Sexuality in Catholic Higher Education: Possibilities for Institutional Change is a look at how employees of Catholic colleges and universities across the U.S. effected change at their universities around matters of sexuality. Study participants described the supports and barriers to change, their communication strategies for effecting change, and their hopes for the future of Catholic higher education. I offer theoretical and contextual background for Catholic higher education in the U.S. and include insights that Catholic theology can offer to various emergent themes throughout the book. After examining the data, I offer a framework for effecting change and guidelines for institutions of Catholic higher education grounded in the data and years of experience, research, and networking in Catholic higher education.
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Lanza, T. & Levand, M. A. (2023). Ignored components of sexuality: The need for competent clinical practice with child survivors of sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 32(2), 164-183. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2023.2166886
Levand, M. A. (2022). Sexuality education as developmentally appropriate in the American Catholic higher education curriculum. Sexuality, Gender, & Policy, 5(2) 122-139. https://doi.org/10.1002/sgp2.12052
Levand, M. A. (2021). Communication strategies and responses to change around issues of sexuality in Catholic higher education. Profesional de la Información, 30(5), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2021.sep.04
Levand, M. A. (2021). Addressing the unaddressed: Changemakers’ hopes for the future around issues of sexuality in Catholic higher education—Theological insights. Journal of Religion & Society, 23, 1-16. http://moses.creighton.edu/JRS/toc/2021.html
Levand, M. A., & Ross, K. (2021). Sexuality education as a moral good: Catholic support for accurate, holistic sexuality information. Theology & Sexuality, 27(2-3), 169-187 https://doi.org/10.1080/13558358.2021.1872827
Levand, M. A. (2021). Sexual science and the Catholic church: Areas of common ground. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 16(1), 124-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/15546128.2021.1873212
Levand, M. A., & Dyson, D.A. (2021). Areas of support and barriers to change around issues of sexuality in Catholic higher education. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 18, 170-183. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-020-00447-9 [Published Online: 2020]
Levand, M. A., & Roy, R. (2020). Teaching paraphilias with the DSM 5: Learning the distinction between difference and disorder. Australian Journal of Clinical Education. 7(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.53300/001c.17205.
Levand, M. A. (2020). Consent as cross-cultural communication: Navigating consent in a multicultural world. Sexuality & Culture, 24(3), 835-847. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-019-09667-7. [Published Online: 2019]
Levand, M. A., & Zapien, N. (2019). Sexual consent as transcendence: A phenomenological understanding. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. 38(1), 75-92. https://doi.org/10.24972/ijts.2019.38.1.154.
Levand, M. A., Chando, S. C., Wolfe, M., Pillai-Friedman, S., & Love, E. (2019). The light in the shadows: Therapeutic explorations of fantasy and fear*. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 34(4), 473-495. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2018.1486029. [Published Online: 2018]
Levand, M. A., & Canan, S. N. (2018). Navigating sexualization as a sexuality professional: Recommendations from sexuality educators at the 2016 national sex ed conference. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 13(1), 94-107. https://doi.org/10.1080/15546128.2018.1433566
Freyhauf, M.S., Levand, M., Ludwa, B., & Witker, K. (2011). “To the lost of Israel”: An (hypothetical) ancient letter with commentary. Conversations with the Biblical World, 31(1), 217-235.
Levand, M. A. (2023). Human dignity in sex work and the Catholic tradition. In L. McGrow (Ed.), Religious responses to sex work and sex trafficking: An outrage against any decent people (pp. 66-85). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429328824-5
Canan, S. N., & Levand, M. A. (2019). A feminist perspective on sexual assault. In W. O’Donohue & P. Schewe (Eds.), Handbook of sexual assault and sexual assault prevention (pp. 3-16): Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23645-8_1.
Levand, M. A. (2022). LGBTQ Catholics: A guide to inclusive ministry. Theology & Sexuality. https://doi.org/10.1080/13558358.2022.2139990
Levand, M. (2017). A review of the teaching transgender toolkit: A facilitator’s guide to increasing knowledge, decreasing prejudice & building skills. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 12(2), 195-199. https://doi.org/10.1080/15546128.2017.1280441.
Levand, M. A. (2022, May 23). Fordham conference on abuse highlights ways the church can foster healthier culture of sexuality. National Catholic Reporter. https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/fordham-conference-abuse-highlights-ways-church-can-foster-healthier-culture
Levand, M. (2020). [Blog] The Morality of Abortion as a Single Issue. CatholicMoralTheology. Retrieved from https://catholicmoraltheology.com/the-morality-of-abortion-as-a-single-issue
Levand, M. (2020). [Blog] A Catholic response to sex worker relief. CatholicMoralTheology. Retrieved from https://catholicmoraltheology.com/a-catholic-response-to-sex-worker-relief/