Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D.

Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Psychology
Office: CAS 350
Phone: 330-972-5496
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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 men’s gender role strain, emotional expression, mental and physical health, 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 200 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and numerous newsletter columns. His most recent book is: Norcross, J. C., Beutler, L. E., & Levant, R. F. (eds.) (2005). Evidence based practice in mental health: Debate and dialogue on the fundamental questions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Fellow and 2005 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 a licensed psychologist (OH, MA), and diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (clinical and family psychology). His numerous awards include the 2010 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Research,  2002 Harold Hildreth Award (Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service), and 1995 Ezra Saul Psychological Service Award (Massachusetts Psychological Association).


Levant, R. F., Stefanov, D.G., Rankin, T. J., Halter, M. J., Williams, C. M., & Mellinger, C. (2013). Moderated path analysis of the relationships between masculinity and men’s attitudes toward seeking psychological help. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 392-400.

Levant, R. F., Hall, R. J., & Rankin. T. J. (2013). Male Role Norms Inventory-Short Form (MRNI-SF):  Development, confirmatory factor analytic investigation of structure, and measurement invariance across gender. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 228-238.

Mahalik, J. M., Good, G. E., Tager, D. T., Levant, R. F., & Mackowiak, C. (2012). developing a taxonomy of helpful and harmful practices for clinical work with boys and men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 591-603.

Levant, R. F., Rogers, B. K., Cruickshank, B., Kurtz, B. A.,  Rankin, T. J., Williams, C. M., Colbow, A, (2012).  Exploratory factor analysis and construct validity of the Male Role Norms Inventory-Adolescent-revised (MRNI-A-r). Psychology of Men and Masculinity,13, 354-366.

Levant, R. F., Rankin, T. J., Hall, R. J.,  Smalley, K. B.,  David, K., Williams, C. (2012). The measurement of nontraditional sexuality in women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 283-295. 

Levant, R. F. (2011). Research in the psychology of men and masculinity using the gender role        strain paradigm as a framework. American Psychologist, 66, 762-776.