Erich N. Pitcher

Adult and Higher Education Program Lead
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Office: 541-737-3574

Joyce Collin Furman Hall

Joyce Collin Furman Hall 301H

200 SW 15th Street

200 SW 15th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331

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OSU Main Campus

Erich N. Pitcher, PhD is the Program Lead/Instructor for Adult & Higher Education at Oregon State University. Erich’s research uplifts the voices of racially, sexually, and gender minoritized populations and imagines more just futures for marginalized groups in higher education. Grounded in organizational and critical perspectives, Erich has examined how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and asexual (LGBTQQA) students successfully navigate higher education environments, as well as how trans academics’ experiences are shaped by organizations. Their next research project will focus on the ways that diversity and cultural workers across varied institutional contexts experience and resist fatigue.

Prior to Oregon State, Erich worked in student success, service learning, and LGBTQ+ support services. While at Oregon State, Erich also served as the Associate Director for Research and Assessment at Diversity & Cultural Engagement and taught in the College Student Services Administration program.


PhD, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

MS, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

BA, Social Sciences, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Antioch College