Our Team

Director of LGBTQ & Diversity Resources Maren Greathouse

Maren Greathouse


Maren Greathouse is the Director of the Tyler Clementi Center (TCC).  The mission of the Tyler Clementi Center is centered on creating and sharing knowledge about young people making the transition to college and coming of age in the digital era.  Independently and in partnership with organizations and units within and beyond Rutgers, the TCC promotes interdisciplinary research, education, and programs that focus on examining and improving the experiences of youth.  Ms. Greathouse founded and served as the inaugural Director of the LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center at Rutgers University-Newark from 2011-2016.  This program served as a hub for LGBTQ resources, student support, educational outreach, research initiatives, institutional advocacy and community partnership with LGBTQ stakeholders. Ms. Greathouse graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Masters of Science degree in Social Responsibility and is currently pursuing a terminal degree in Higher Education Leadership with the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include equity and diversity, student affairs praxis and class dynamics in higher education.

Susan Furrer

Associate Director

Susan Furrer (PsyD) is the executive director of the Center for Applied Psychology, a division of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers. The Center provides a range of training, consultation, and intervention activities for graduate students in psychology. Dr. Furrer earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 1990 from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. With extensive administrative experience in clinical and technical assistance efforts, she has directed research and program evaluation projects focusing on violence prevention, helpline programs, specialized educational programs, and two APA accredited psychology internship programs. Her clinical interests are in the treatment of children and adults with trauma.

Nikita Correa Program Coordinator

Nikita “Niki” Correa

Digital Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Nikita Correa is the Program Coordinator of the Tyler Clementi Center (TCC) and heads up our digital engagement and social media initiatives.  She has five years of experience in social media marketing and over 13 years of experience working in the field of sexuality education. Nikita is a graduate of Rutgers University-Douglass College, where she discovered her passion for advocacy and student engagement, serving as a campus Sexual Health Advocate (SHA) and a Community Health Educator for Planned Parenthood of Central NJ. Prior to joining the TCC she was the Program Coordinator of the LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center as well as the Coordinator of Health and Wellness at Rutgers University- Newark. Nikita has worked with young people and professionals in the juvenile justice system, public and private schools, universities and faith based communities. With her background in human sexuality she has served as a trainer for Answer– Sex Ed, Honestly providing sexuality education training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals. She has also worked with HiTOPS in Princeton, assisting with the implementation of the Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP) in various high schools throughout New Jersey.

“My ultimate goal is to ensure that all individuals have access to resources that will help them thrive and to keep people talking about the important issues all young people face.”