Researcher of the Year Award

This award honors outstanding published research concerning males and masculinity.

Sponsor: Division 51


Eligibility criteria include membership in SPSMM; work clearly related to the psychological study of men and masculinity; work may include quantitative or qualitative research; scholarly reviews of the literature; theoretical models and approaches to treatment.  Nomination can be based on a single work published after January 1 of the year prior to the award presentation or thematic scholarship consisting of several works published over the course of many years.

How to Apply

Any member of SPSMM may make a nomination. All nomination materials must be submitted in one complete packet by the nominator to the Awards Committee Chair. This packet should include four copies of the following: 

  • A cover letter detailing the award and the person being nominated.
  • Two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator.
  • The nominee's vita (if available); A phone number where the nominated person can be reached (can be included in the cover letter).
  • Researcher of the Year nominations should indicate publications for which the nominee is being honored. 
This information can be detailed in the cover letter or in a separate document. Please send applications to Mark Stevens, PhD at: 

Mark Stevens, PhD
University Counseling Services
Bayramian Hall 520
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhof St.
Northridge, CA 91330

Past Recipients

Joseph Vandello, PhD
Jennifer Bosson, PhD


Jesse A. Steinfeldt, PhD