Steven Solomon

Contract Lecturer

School of Social Work | Ryerson University

image (1)Steven Solomon, PhD, MSW, RSW, is a full time Contract Lecturer in the Ryerson School of Social Work.  Prior to teaching full time, Steven spent 16 years as a school social worker with the Human Sexuality Program of the Toronto District School Board supporting LGBTQ2S and Gender Independent students and their families; facilitating anti-homophobia workshops across the board kindergarten to grade 12; and provided social work support to the Triangle Program of Oasis Alternative S.S., Canada’s only high school classroom for LGBTQ2S students.

In 2015, Steven sucessfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, entitled, “Run Like a Girl? That’s So Gay: Exploring Homophobic and Sexist Language Use Among Grade 7 & 8 students in the Toronto District School Board”.  He has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally.  Drawing on his practice and research experience of LGBTQ2S youth/sexuality and homophobic harassment, Steven was invited to deliver professional development workshops to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, Toronto District Catholic School Board, Ontario Association of Social Workers, and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at U of T.

Steven is a BSW graduate of Ryerson and proudly field instructed over 20 Ryerson students in their 4th year of study during his school board career.  For the 2009/2010 academic year, Steven received the 4th year Field Instructor of the Year Award from the Ryerson School of Social Work.  For the past 3 years Steven has taught in the first year of the BSW program as well as practice seminars in 3rd and 4th year.

Research Projects

“RBio_placeholder_Bun Like a Girl? That’s So Gay!” Homophobic and Sexist Language among Grade 7 & 8 Students in the Toronto District School Board
Principal Investigator: Steven Solomon



 Selected Publications

  • Solomon, S. (2013).  Homophobia: Deal With It and Turn Prejudice Into Pride. Toronto: James Lorimer &
    Company Ltd., Publishers.
  • Mishna, F., Cook, C., Gadalla, T., Daciuk, J., & Solomon, S. (2010).  Cyber bullying behaviors among
    middle and high school students.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(3), 362-274.
  • Daley, A., Solomon, S., Newman, P.A., Mishna, F. (2007).  Traversing the Margins: Intersectionalities in the
    Bullying of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.  Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 19 (3/4).
  • Solomon, S. (2005). Tales from a Workshop – Student Responses to Anti-homophobia Education.
    Interspectives, 21.
  • Solomon, S. (2004). Kids Say the Funniest Things… Anti-homophobia group work in the classroom.
    Teaching Education, 15, (1) 4pps.