University of Vermont


Professional Staff

Dot Brauer, Director

  • M.A., Antioch/New England Graduate School
  • LMHC
Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-1836

Office Hours: by appointment

Dorothea Brauer started work as the first full-time Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning & Advocate Center in September of 2001. Dot has been at UVM since 1992, providing mental health counseling at the UVM Counseling Center for nine years, and coordinating the Peer Health Education program for two years. Before that she was the Executive Director of Outright Vermont in '91/'92. She and her partner came to Vermont in 1986 after owning and operating Dorothea's Breads in Westminster, MD. With her BA in Psychology from UVa, she worked with a small crew building homes until she enrolled at Antioch N/E Graduate School's Psychology Program where she earned her Master of Arts in 1991. During the past 13 years Dot has provided over 75 professional trainings about LGBT issues and served on numerous university committees including the President's Commission on Racial Equality and the new President's Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity. On a typical day, you'll find Dot buzzing around campus, talking animatedly with students, staff and faculty, and building community with everything she does. Dot is an occasional contributor to Out in the Mountains. Academic publications include: "Dismantling Academia's Velvet-lined Closets: The Generational Schism Within LGBTQA Campus Communities" (Vermont Connection, 24, 99-110(2003)); Similarities Between Friends in their Understanding of Nonverbal Cues (Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 5, 64-68 (1980)); and an invitation to submit a manuscript May 31, 2004 for Social Class and Sexual Orientation in Higher Education.

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