Michael R. Stevenson, Ph.D., Sr. Consultant, has served higher education for nearly forty years in a progression of faculty and administrative roles in Indiana, Ohio, Arizona, and Maine. Having served as director, chair, associate provost, dean, and provost, he currently holds an appointment as Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Maine. He has earned national recognition for leadership and for outstanding contributions in teaching and scholarship to the science and profession of psychology. His scholarly work has appeared in a wide variety of books and periodicals; and he has offered lectures, workshops, and seminars for professional and lay audiences in Asia, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa, and across the United States. He was the founding editor of The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and serves as Consulting Editor for Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
In 1984, he was honored with the McKeachie Early Career Teaching Award by the American Psychological Association (APA). As a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Indonesia (1993-1994), he was affiliated with the Fakultas Psikologi (Psychology Faculty) at Universitas Gadjah Mada and Kajian Wanita (Women’s Studies) at Universitas Indonesia. As a Sr. Congressional Fellow (1995-1996), he served as science advisor to Senator Paul Simon (D-IL) in Washington DC. In 1997, he traveled to Yemen as a Malone Fellow. In 2000, he won a prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship.
Over the course of his career, he has been elected or appointed to significant leadership roles in professional associations such as the ACE Council of Fellows (Executive Committee), the APA (Division 44 President), the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (Founding Board), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (Regional President; National Board), and the Association for Chief Academic Officers (Founding Board).