Dr. Michele Schlehofer is a Professor of Psychology at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. She earned her PhD in Applied Social Psychology in 2007 from Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California. She received a 2017 Board of Regents Award in Public Service for several initiatives conducted in Wicomico County and the Lower Shore area. This included conducting a pro-bono community-based needs assessment of county-wide resources for families and children for the Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children. Since 2012, Dr. Schlehofer have been involved in advocacy efforts by, with, and for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) people. She serves as Executive Director of Salisbury’s PFLAG Chapter (which she founded in 2015), and co-chairs the public policy committee for Division 44: the Division for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity of the American Psychological Association. She was recognized by the Salisbury University faculty with a 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award.