Photo of John Elia John Elia

Adjunct Faculty
Human Sexuality
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, University of California, Davis

MA, San Francisco State University

John P. Elia, PhD (University of California, Davis in 1997) is Professor of Health Education and Associate Dean of the College of Health & Social Sciences at San Francisco State University, California, USA, where he has taught and served in administrative capacities for three decades. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and he has training in the philosophy of American education. Recently, he has taught courses on the history of public health in the United States, social movements and health in the 20th century United States, and contemporary sexuality. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Homosexuality, a landmark, internationally acclaimed, peer-reviewed scholarly journal in sexuality studies. He has published a number of scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on sexuality education, in addition to co-editing a number of books in sexuality studies. He is currently working on a book on the history of public health in San Francisco.

Book

Chen, I and Elia, J.P. Readings in Contemporary Sexuality. 3rd edition (first edition published in 2000). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2013.

Article

Elia, J.P. and Tokunaga, J. (2015) "School-Based Sexuality Education and Implications for Health, Equity, and Social Justice in the United States." Health Education, 115(1), 105-120.

Chapters in Books

Eliason, M.J. and Elia, J.P. "An Integral Approach to Sexuality Education." In Sarah Nicholson and Vanessa D. Fisher (Eds.) Integral Voices on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: Critical Inquiries. State University of New York (SUNY) Press, 2014, 257-279.

Elia, J.P. "School-Based Sexuality Education: A Century of Sexual and Social Control." In Elizabeth Schroeder and Judy Kuriansky (Eds.) Sexuality Education: Past, Present, and Future. New York: Praeger Publishers, 2009, pp. 33-57.

Elia, J.P. and Eliason, M.J. "Values Free Sexuality Education: Myth or Reality?" In Elizabeth Schroeder and Judy Kuriansky (Eds.) Sexuality Education: Past, Present, and Future. New York: Praeger Publishers, 2009, pp. 174-198.

Encyclopedia Entries

Elia, J.P. "Kinsey." In James T. Sears's (Ed.), The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Sex, Love and Culture: Vol. 6. Twentieth & Twenty-First Centuries. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008, pp. 136-138.

Elia, J.P. "Masturbation." In James T. Sears's (Ed.), The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Sex, Love and Culture: Vol. 6, Twentieth & Twenty-First Centuries. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008, pp. 50-152.

Elia, J.P. "Sexuality Education." In James T. Sears's (Ed.), Youth, Education & Sexualities: An International Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishers, 2005, pp. 785-789.

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