Ronald F. Levant

Ronald F. Levant is a psychologist and a former president of the American Psychological Association (APA). After earning an undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, Levant completed a Doctor of Education (EdD) at Harvard University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University.[1]

Much of Levant's work has focused on men and fatherhood. At Boston University in the 1980s, Levant taught eight-week parenting courses for fathers.[2] He authored the parenting guide Between Father and Child in the 1980s.[3] From 2007 to 2015, he served as the editor of the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity.[4]

Levant is a psychology professor emeritus at the University of Akron.[1] He has also held faculty appointments at Boston University, Rutgers University and Nova Southeastern University.[4][5] He was the APA president in 2005.[4] He is also a former president of the Massachusetts Psychological Association.[3] He was awarded the APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research in 2011.[6]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Between Father and Child: How To Become the Kind of Father You Want To Be, Penguin Books, 1991 (with John Kelly). ISBN 978-0-14-015261-6.
  • Family Therapy: A Comprehensive Overview, Prentice-Hall, 1987. ISBN 978-0-13-302885-0
  • Men and Sex: New Psychological Perspectives, J. Wiley, 1997 (editor, with Gary R. Brooks). ISBN 978-0-47-116903-1.
  • The Psychology of Men and Masculinities, American Psychological Association, 2017 (with Y. Joel Wong). ISBN 978-1-43-382690-0.
  • The Tough Standard: The Hard Truths About Masculinity and Violence, Oxford University Press, 2020 (with Shana Pryor). ISBN 9780190075873.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D." University of Akron. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Mitgang, Lee (June 18, 1983). "Men study to be better dads". The Dispatch (Lexington). Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Vogt, Jenny (June 18, 1989). "Fathers Over 50 Club informs those who waited to start families". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Ronald Levant: 2005 APA President". American Psychological Association. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Greene, Robin (June 18, 1990). "Dads face role shift as nation tips its hat". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ronald F. Levant: Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research". American Psychologist. 66 (8): 763–765. 2011. doi:10.1037/a0024624. PMID 22082408.
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