Andrew P. Smiler, PhD
Evaluator. Author. Speaker.
I am a Developmental Psychologist who specializes in adolescents and young adults (ages 12-25). My primary research areas of interest are sexuality and masculinity.
Program Evaluation Services: I can help you demonstrate that your program is truly making a difference by identifying and documenting the ways your clients or students are progressing. Typical evaluations focus on sign-up or attendance rates – I can help you document change in your clients’ and students’ behaviors, beliefs, and abilities. (more)
Campus Sexual Culture Assessment: This program helps education administrators gain insight into their students’ sexual behavior and beliefs, and understand how the institution’s current resources are meeting students’ needs. CSC assessments are tailored to the specific needs of each campus. (more)
Author: My book, “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of the promiscuous young male,” was published in 2012. I have co-authored over twenty articles and chapters (most peer-reviewed and some invited) in journals regarding adolescence, sexuality, and masculinity (full list). I also contribute periodically to online publications such as the Good Men Project and the Huffington Post (full list).
Speaker: I speak and train on topics related to sexuality, masculinity, adolescence, and strategies for managing behavior in K-12 settings. Talks are for general audiences, parents, educators, mental health professionals, and social services professionals. (more)
Andrew Smiler received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in 1993 and then began working as a family therapist in suburban Philadelphia, where he also administered a “wraparound” program. Much of his therapeutic work occurred with teens and their parents. He returned to school and received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. His training and research highlight adolescence and early adulthood (or “emerging adulthood”), ages 12-25. Dr. Smiler’s research interests focus on normative aspects of sexual development, definitions of masculinity, and social identities such as “jock,” “player,” and “nerd.”