Bacon, W. Meredith
"W. Meredith Bacon is a retired political science professor and LGBT-rights activist. Formerly Walter M. Bacon, Jr., then commonly called 'Wally,' she changed her name and transitioned to female in 2005. 'Meredith' was her lifelong middle name, but the 'W.' in W. Meredith Bacon now legally stands for nothing. A specialist in international relations, particularly Romanian and Moldovan politics, Bacon taught political science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for 38 years and served three nonconsecutive terms as President of the Faculty Senate, the first two as Wally and the third as Meredith. She was the first known transgender professor at UNO and may be the first openly transgender person elected to a university faculty leadership position in the United States."
Source: "W. Meredith Bacon" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Meredith_Bacon, Wikipedia, 14 September 2016.