BILL TAVERNER

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Education:   M.A., C.S.E.

BILL TAVERNER, M.A., C.S.E., is the executive director of The Center for Sex Education and is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He is the author or editor of more than 75 publications, including teaching manuals and curricula, college readers, journal articles, chapters, lesson plans and other contributions in sexuality education.

Bill is the chief editor of the third edition of Teaching Safer Sex, which received the prestigious AASECT Book Award, given by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. He is the co-author of Making Sense of Abstinence; associate editor of How I Got Into Sex…Ed, and editor or co-editor of eight editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality.

Bill served on advisory boards for a number of organizations, including the inaugural board for the graduate Sexual Health Certificate program at the University of Michigan, and on an advisory panel convened by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher to provide input on the development of a curriculum to help parents talk with their children about sex.

A trainer of thousands throughout the United States, who has twice advocated for sexuality education at U.S. Congressional briefings, Bill has received other national awards recognizing his leadership in sexuality education: the first “Schiller Prize” given by AASECT for best workshop using interactive strategies; Planned Parenthood’s “Golden Apple Award” for leadership in education; a Sexual Intelligence award naming him named “one of the country’s pre-eminent sex educators, trainers, and sex education theorists,” and the 2015 AASECT Sexuality Educator Award.