Who We Are
The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Division 51 of the American Psychological Association, advances knowledge in the psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy, and improved clinical practice.
Division 51 believes aspects of traditional gender roles are restrictive in nature and often lead to negative consequences and unhealthy interactions for many individuals and society. SPSMM endeavors to point out constrictive conceptions of masculinity that have inhibited men’s development, reduced men’s capacity to form meaningful relationships, and contributed to the oppression of others. SPSMM supports the empowerment of all persons and believes this empowerment leads to the highest level of functioning in individual men and women.
The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity:
- Promotes the critical study of how gender shapes and constricts men’s lives.
- Committed to an enhancement of men’s capacity to experience their full human potential.
- Endeavors to erode constraining definitions of masculinity which historically have inhibited men’s development, their capacity to form meaningful relationships, and have contributed to the oppression of other people.
- Acknowledges its historical debt to feminist-inspired scholarship on gender, and commits itself to the support of groups such as women, gays, lesbians and people of color that have been uniquely oppressed by the gender/class/race system.
- Contends vigorously that the empowerment of all persons beyond narrow and restrictive gender role definitions leads to the highest level of functioning in individual women and men, to the most healthy interactions between the genders, and to the richest relationships between them.
For a brief History of SPSMM, click here.
For a copy of our Bylaws, click here..
(terms start January 1 and end December 31)
Dr. Edward Adams (2018 President) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. William Elder (Member at Large – Sexual and Gender Minority Slate) William.Elder2@va.gov
Dr. Victor Frazao (Council Representative) DrFrazao@aol.com
Dr. Garrett Goodridge (Member at Large – open slate)
Dr. Shalena Heard (Member at Large – racial/ethnic minorities slate) email@example.com
Dr. Judith Logue (Member at Large -women’s slate) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ryan McKelley (2019 President Elect) email@example.com
Dr. Michael Parent (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Parkman (Member at Large –student slate) email@example.com
Dr. Randa Remer-Eskridge (Treasurer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Holly Sweet (2017-Past President) email@example.com
Dr. Matthew Syzdek (Member at Large – early career professionals slate) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairs of Committees
Dr. Brian Cole (Co-chair, Membership and Recruitment Committee) email@example.com
Dr. Michele Harway (Finance Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Paul Ingram (Co-chair, Programming Committee) email@example.com
Dr. Mark Kiselica (Fellows Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ronald Levant (Division 51 Advisory Committee) email@example.com
Dr. William Liu (Publications Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michael Parent (Co-chair, Programming Committee) email@example.com
Dr. Ryan McKelley (Nominations and Elections Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. David Shen-Miller (Publications Committee)
Dr. Daniel Singley (Co-chair, Membership and Recruitment Committee) email@example.com
Dr. Holly Sweet (Awards Committee) firstname.lastname@example.org
List serve moderator
Dr. Gerry Crete (email@example.com)
Dr. William Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social media and website team
Dr. Ryon McDermott (Communications and Media Director) email@example.com
Tyler Bradstreet (Head, Social Media) firstname.lastname@example.org
Representatives to APA coalitions and consortiums
Dr. Shalena Heard (Representative for APA interdivisional coalition for Psychology in Schools) email@example.com
Dr. Christopher Liang (Representative for social justice division consortium)
Heads of Special Interest Groups
For contact information and to learn more about each Special Interest group, click here.
Dr. Jon Davies (Clinical Practice)
Dr. Will Elder (Sexual and Gender Minorities)
Dr. Shalena Heard (Racial and Ethnic Minorities)
Dr. Zachary Isoma (Co-chair, Violence and Trauma)
Thomas Parkman (Students)
Dr. Christopher Reigeluth (Co-chair, Violence and Trauma)
Dr. Holly Sweet (Mentoring)
Conveners, Division 51 Task Forces for Strategic Planning
Dr. Edward Adams (Task Force 4: Outreach to the public about men’s issues)
Dr. William Elder (Task Force 2: Diversity)
Dr. Daniel Singley (Task Force 1: Membership)
Dr. Holly Sweet (Task Force 3: Outreach to APA divisions and outside organizations involved with the psychology of men and masculinities)
Dr. David Whitcomb (Task Force 5: Division governance)