Shane Whalley

Shane Whalley

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shane Whalley, LMSW, is a social justice educator and consultant. Ze is the owner of Daring Dialogues Consulting, which offers consultation and workshops on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities, as well as on sexism, on the concepts of power, privilege and oppression, and cultural humility. Shane received hir master of social work at The University of Texas at Austin and is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). Shane has been an adjunct faculty member at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work since 2003 and has taught classes on LGBTQIA identities, social justice frameworks, and introductory classes to the field of social work. Shane received the 2017 Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alum Award from the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and is the 2011 recipient of Texas Exes Teaching Excellence award. In 2018 ze spoke on a panel at SXSW Interactive called, “How Gender Fluidity Recasts Brand Engagement.” Shane was the education coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT Austin for seven years and has worked as a psychotherapist in several non-profits in Austin, working mostly with LGBTQIA clients.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Social justice, LGBTQIA identities, sexism, cultural humility; power, privilege and oppression.


  • M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Humboldt State University


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358