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.

Mission Statement

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..

Elected Officers

(terms start January 1 and end December 31)

photo_MemberSpotllight_SweetPresident (2017)
Holly Sweet, PhD
hbsweet[at]comcast[dot]net

 

 

david whitcombPast President (2016 President)
David Whitcomb, Ph.D.
david[dot]whitcomb[dot]phd[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

President Elect (2018 President)
Ed Adams, Ph.D.
adams397[at]comcast[dot]net

 

 

randa remerTreasurer (2016-17)
Randa Remer, Ph.D.
randa[dot]remer-eskridge[at]uky[dot]edu

 

 

photo_McDermott_100x100Secretary (2015-16)
Ryon McDermott, Ph.D.
ryan[dot]mcdermott[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

APA Council Representative (2017-2019)
Vic Frazao, Ph.D.
drfrazao[at]aol[dot]com

 

 

kate richmondMember-at-Large: Women’s Slate (2016-17)
Kate Richmond, Ph.D.
krichmond[at]muhlenberg[dot]edu

 

 

will elderMember-at-Large: Sexual and Gender Minority Slate (2015-16)
William Elder, Ph.D.

 

 

brooksMember-at-Large: Open Slate (2016-17)
Gary Brooks, Ph.D.
gbrooks300[at]aol[dot]com

 

 

Member-at-Large: Racial/Ethnic Minority Slate (2017-18)
Shalena Heard, Ph.D.

dr.slheard[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

Member-at-Large: Early Career Professional Slate (2017-18)
Jeff Nepute, Ph.D.

jeffnepute[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

Member-at-Large: Student Slate
Tyler Bradstreet
tyler[dot]bradstreet[at]ttu[dot]edu

 

 

Appointed Officers

Brian ColeMembership & Recruitment Co-Chair
Brian Cole, Ph.D.
bpcole[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

photo_Singley_100x100Membership & Recruitment Co-Chair
Daniel Singley, Ph.D.
singley[at]cognitive-health[dot]com

 

 

smiler headshot 2014-08Director, Communication & Media
Andrew P. Smiler, Ph.D.
spsmmcommunications[at]gmail.com

 

 

photo_McKelley_100x100Webmaster
Ryan A. McKelley, Ph.D.
rmckelley[at]hotmail[dot]com

 

 

glenn goodMen and Health Task Force Co-Chair
Liaison, APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology
Glenn Good, Ph.D.
ggood[at]ufl[dot]edu

 

 

Mike_Parent 2015Program Chair for 2017 APA Convention
Mike Parent, Ph.D.

 

 

Levant 2015APA Policy Advisor

Division 51 Advisory Committee
Ronald Levant, Ed.D., MBA, ABPP
levant[at]uakron[dot]edu

 

 

william-liuEditor, Psychology of Men & Masculinity
William Liu, Ph.D.
william-liu[at]uiowa[dot]edu

 

 

Legislative Advocacy Coordinator
Taleb Khairallah, M.S.
talebk[at]msn[dot]com

 

 

Representative to the APA Interdivisional Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education
Steve Smith, Ph.D.
ssmith[at]education[dot]ucsb[dot]edu

 

 

Listserv Moderator (all divisional lists, including student list)
Gerry Crete, Ph.D.
gerrycrete[at]gmail[dot]com

 

 

Assistant Listserve Moderator (all divisional lists, including student list)

Tyler Bradstreet

tyler.bradstreet[at]ttu[dot]edu

 

 

David Shen-MillerEditor: Books, Videos, & Reviews
David Shen-Miller, PhD
davidshenmiller[at]gmail[dot]com or via the contact page