Radio host. Professor. Author. Rabble Rouser.
Ken Schneck, PhD, is a Professor of Education and Director of the Leadership in Higher Education Program at Baldwin Wallace University where he teaches courses on race in society, ethical leadership, student development theory, and a slew of courses on how individuals can work with communities to create a more just world. He tours the country speaking on the topic of LGBTQ identity, community change, racial justice, and how you can use your voice to create actual change (instead of creating more meetings about actual change).
Ken is an author and freelance writer whose first book Seriously...What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew (1984 Publishing) was released in 2017, LGBTQ Cleveland: Images of Modern America (Arcadia Publishing/The History Press) hit the shelves in 2018, and LGBTQ Columbus: Images of Modern America was published in 2019. His work has been published in a ton of national media including The Advocate, PRIZM Magazine, The Windy City Times, 201 Magazine, Bravo TV, NBC News, FreshWater Cleveland, and Cleveland Magazine. For 6 years, he was a featured contributor to The Huffington Post, penning thoughts for the “Queer Voices,” “College” and “Impact” sections that have been viewed and shared millions of times.
For 10 years, Ken was the producer and host of This Show is So Gay, the award-winning, long-running, nationally syndicated radio show/podcast focused on people using their voices in a unique way to create dialogue around LGBTQ topics. He interviewed over 500 of the most notable names in LGBTQ culture from civil rights champions to champions of drag, presidential candidates to singer/songwriters, prolific authors to one former member of Menudo (not as famous as Ricky Martin but just as gay). This Show is So Gay received the 2016 Excellence Award in Podcasting from the National Lesbian and Journalist’s Association and was nominated for the Best GLBT Podcast in the People’s Choice Podcast awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.