With a doctorate in organizational leadership, and empathy their core value, Dr. Brandon Barile facilitates participants of all ages and professions in creating queer-accepting and culturally competent communities, with congruent policies and procedures that support the LGBTQ+ community.


"The work we do outside is the work we must do inside."


Tapping into participants' lived experiences to enhance empathy and community, Brandon focuses on gender inclusivity, how 'norms' are communicated through policy and practice, and develops empathy through applied emotional intelligence. A student affairs professional, emotional intelligence and leadership skills developer, instructor of LGBT Studies and communication courses, and researcher into LGBTQ+ issues, Brandon has authored courses on developing effective leadership training and An Emotionally Intelligent You, a guidebook for college students to develop their emotional intelligence. Brandon provides insight into building connections across often-siloed organizations.

Brandon has consulted for colleges and universities, served as a national subject matter expert in learning outcome assessment and curriculum design in professional and paraprofessional training, and provided benchmark consulting as a departmental external reviewer. They defended their dissertation at Northeastern University, focusing their studies on the intersection of organizational leadership and  the lived experiences of queer senior student affairs officers.

Recognized nationally for research and locally for practice, Brandon is committed to advocating for social justice and equity, whether it is in the classroom, through the creation of co-curricular programming, fundraising, or training participants to challenge their belief systems and build inclusive communities. 

Applied Emotional Intelligence

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Qualitative Research

Gender Resistance

Higher Education

Queer Theory



Emotional Intelligence & Success

Personal Empowerment

Empowerment & K-12

Research Roadmaps

Gender Inclusivity

Queer Theory





What some organizers and participants have to share:

"Brandon's light shines sooo bright and this is obvious to all those who come in contact with him. If you are lucky enough to work with Brandon, you will leave a much more self-aware and empowered individual. Highly recommended :)"

~Christy (Elmira, NY)

"Brandon is the personification of self-actualization. Reading their blogs and posts has allowed me to see things from other perspectives, challenge my own opinions, and broaden my horizons."

~ Dina (Long Island, NY)


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