G. Nic Rider

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Adult Gender Services


Nic Rider, Ph.D. (they/them) is an associate professor, a licensed psychologist, and the Adult Gender Services Program Coordinator at the Eli Coleman Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH). They are also the Director of the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health. Dr. Rider's research broadly focuses on improving healthcare for and exploring resilience among marginalized communities, with a focus on sexual and gender diverse people of color. They often focus on social and structural factors impacting the lived experiences of historically excluded communities and resilience/strengths identified by these communities. Dr. Rider's clinical training includes psychotherapy and assessment experiences in a university counseling center, hospital settings, private practice, community clinic, residential treatment, and juvenile justice settings. Their professional interests are in the areas of intersectionality, improving various health disparities, sexual health and pleasure, decolonizing healing justice, systems change and social justice advocacy. They serve as the Co-Chair for the Asian American Psychological Association's Division on LGBTQQ and participate on committees advocating for queer and trans individuals globally. Dr. Rider received a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. 

Pronouns: they/them/theirs


World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)
World Professional Association for Transgender Health 
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists 
American Psychological Association 
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 
Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology


Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: Psychology and Integrative Biology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Pacific University, Portland Oregon
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, Howard University, Washington D.C.

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Eli Coleman Institute for Sexual and Gender Health, University of Minnesota



Institute for Sexual and Gender Health
1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55455