Ronald F. Levant
Ed. D. Harvard University

Professor: Psychology
Dean: Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Ronald F. Levant holds a B.A. in psychology (honors with great distinction) from the University of California, Berkeley; an Ed.D. in clinical psychology and public practice from Harvard University; and an M.B.A. in general management (high honors) from Boston University. Foremost authority on the psychology of men and masculinity, Dr. Levant conducts research on fathering and masculinity ideology in a multicultural perspective. He has authored and co-authored, edited or co-edited over 300 publications, including 14 books, over 150 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and numerous newsletter columns. Among his recent books: New Psychotherapies for Men and Men and Sex: New Psychological Perspectives (1998 and 1997, respectively, John Wiley & Sons). Fellow and immediate past president of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Levant has served as president of its Division 43 (Family Psychology) and co-founder/first president of Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). He is also diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (both clinical and family psychology) and distinguished practitioner, National Academies of Practice. His numerous awards include the 2002 Harold Hildreth Award (Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service), 2001 Outstanding Advocacy Award (Association for the Advancement of Psychology), and 1995 Ezra Saul Psychological Service Award (Massachusetts Psychological Association).

Contact Information

Office: Arts and Science Building, room 448
Phone: (330) 972-7882

Recent Publications

Levant, R.F., Good, G. E., Cook, S., OíNeil, J., Smalley, K. B., Owen, K. A., & Richmond, K. (2006). Validation of the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale: Measurement of a gender-linked syndrome. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 7, 212-224.

Levant, R. F., Smalley, K. B., Aupont, M., House, A., Richmond, K., &. Noronha, D. (2007). Validation of the Male Role Norms Inventory- Revised. Journal of Men's Studies, 15, 85-100

Berger, J.M., Levant, R.F., McMillan, K.K., Kelleher, W., & Sellers, A. (2005). Impact of gender role conflict, traditional masculinity ideology, alexithymia, and age on menís attitudes toward psychological help seeking. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 6, 73-78.

Levant, R.F., Richmond, K, Majors, R. G., Inclan, J. E., Rosello, J. M., Rowan, G., & Sellers, A. (2003). A multicultural investigation of masculinity ideology and alexithymia. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 4, 91-99.

Work in Progress

Levant, R. F., Williams, C., Smalley, K. B., & Richmond, K. (2007). Reliability and discriminant and convergent construct validity for the MRNI-R. (in preparation).

Levant, R. F., Wimer, D. J., Smalley, K. B., Williams, C., & Noronha, D. (2007). Health risks and masculinity. (in preparation).

Levant, R. F., Smalley, K. B., David, K., Angeny, C., Williams, C., Barto, K., Frank, K., & Richmond, K. (2007). Initial validation of the Female Nonrelational Sexuality Questionaire (in preparation).

Levant, R. F., Richmond, K., House, A., Aupont, M., Cook, S., & Sellers, A. (2006). The Femininity Ideology Scale: Factor structure, reliability, validity, and social contextual variation. Submitted to refereed journal.

Levant, R. F., & Williams, C. (2007). Sex differences in alexithymia: A Meta-Analysis. (submitted to refereed journal).

Levant, R. F., Graef, S. T., Smalley, K. B., Williams, C., & McMillan, N. (2007). The evaluation of the Male Role Norms Inventory-Adolescent (MRNI-A). (submitted to refereed journal)

Levant, R. F., & Richmond., K. (in press) A program of research on masculinity ideologies using the Male Role Norms Inventory. Journal of Men's Studies


Dr. Levant has been interviewed widely by the media, from Fortune, Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News and World Report, to New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, U.S.A. Today, and Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Nightline. A popular speaker at meetings of psychologists and health care professionals, he also addresses parents, teachers and lay groups on boysí development, masculinity and menís changing roles, and offers consulting services related to these areas.

Dr. Levant's Vita

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