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H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.
Trans suicide prevention trainer, retired college prof, licensed private security
Heath Adam Ackley, Ph.D. currently serves as training director for a national transgender crisis intervention hotline and is a full-time state-licensed private security officer. Formerly a professor of Religious Studies and ordained minister, he is currently certified to teach yoga by Yoga Alliance, including added certifications in Yin Yoga, Aerial Yoga, and Reiki. Before retiring from university work, he was a full professor, department chair, and faculty diversity council chair. He has been politically active in grassroots nonviolent resistance since the nuclear freeze movement in the 1980s, published several books, chapters, and articles with university presses and academic journals, and has blogged on Huffington Post Religion and Huffington Post Gay Voices since 2013.