Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan (Belgrade Lakes, ME / NY, NY) (May 2011 – Present)

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of fifteen books, including the thriller Long Black Veil. Her 2003 memoir, She's Not There: a Life in Two Genders (Broadway/Doubleday/Random House) was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for human rights. Jenny has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on four occasions; Live with Larry King twice; the Today Show, the Barbara Walters Special, NPR's Marketplace, and Talk of the Nation; she has also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News' 48 Hours and The History Channel. She is a Contributing Opinion Writer for the Op-Ed page of the New York Times since 2013.

Jenny is the Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. Before coming to Barnard, she was Professor of English for twenty-five years at Colby College in Maine. As an advocate for transgender equality she has given addresses at the National Press Club, been the keynote or plenary speaker at gender conventions nationwide, and spoken on hundreds of college campuses including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Barnard, Wesleyan, Amherst, Duke and Dartmouth.

She lives in New York City, and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie, and her two sons, Zach and Sean.