Andrew Smiler, Ph.D.

America's leading expert on the masculine self


Andrew Smiler, PhD, is a licensed therapist and an expert on boys, men, and masculinity. Dr. Smiler holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. He authored "Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy," “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of the promiscuous young male” and co-authored “The Masculine Self,” with renowned researcher Chris Kilmartin. Dr. Smiler has been featured in the New York Times, written for the Huffington Post, Shriver Report, and Everyday Feminism, and is a regular contributor to the Good Men Project. 

As a therapist, Dr. Smiler helps teenage boys and adult men understand themselves and find better ways to communicate with the important people in their life. In addition to issues such as depression, anxiety, and family conflict, he also works with clients around issues related to gender identity, sexual orientation, and other issues related to sexuality. He conducts both individual therapy and family therapy.

Dr. Smiler has been president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM), received their 2007 researcher of the year award, and currently serves as the chair of Communications and Media committee for that same society. He is currently on the board of directors of Male Survivor. Dr. Smiler's 2004 article “Thirty years after the discovery of gender: Psychological concepts and measures of masculinity” is among the 20 most referenced articles in the academic journal Sex Roles.  

Professional Organizations

The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM). 

  • President (2011), Director of Communication and Media (2015-present)
  • Researcher of the Year (2007)

Male Survivor

The American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA).

The Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA).

The American Psychological Association (APA).