Shane graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor's degree in Communication and received his master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University. He currently works as Assistant Director of Student Activities at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He joined Phi Delta Theta Fraternity in the Spring of 1992 and recalls coming out to his fraternity as one of his most rewarding undergraduate experiences. Then he came out to members of his fraternity in 1994. As a result, he founded and currently serves as coordinator of the Lambda 10 Project - National Clearinghouse for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Greek Issues.
Shane, co-edited Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity, in this book speaks candidly about his experience on coming out to his fraternity and how homophobia hurts everyone - gay or straight, Greek or non-Greek.
Shane opens the closet door that traditionally keeps students silent on issues surrounding sexual orientation. He combines humor and his own personal experiences to destroy stereotypes that perpetuate homophobia and sheds light on an often closeted segment of the college Greek community.
Shane is considered one of the foremost educators on sexual orientation issues in relation to greek life. A true champion for lgbt issues on college campuses, Shane recently founded and currently serves as coordinator of CampusPride.Net - National Online Network for LGBT Student Leaders and released his third book titled Inspiration for LGBT Students & Their Allies in October 2002.
He is currently working on a new book titled Best of the Best: Queer Guide to Higher Education to be released in 2006. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.