John Elia

M.A. Student
Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of American Education (University of California, Davis), M.A. in History and B.S. in Kinesiology (San Francisco State University)

John Elia is an Associate Dean in the College of Health & Social Sciences at San Francisco State University. He teaches courses on the history of public health in the United States, contemporary sexuality, health in society, and health and social movements in the United States in the 20th century. He received the Sarlo Award for excellence in teaching in 2010. His expertise is in history and education, and his current research interest include the history of public health in San Francisco, school-based sexuality education, and historical and philosophical aspects of U.S. higher education. He has co-edited five books and written numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews in the areas of human sexuality studies and LGBT & queer studies. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Homosexuality, a landmark international peer-reviewed scholarly journal in sexuality studies.