Joel Wong, Professor and Department Chair of Counseling and Educational Psychology, has been named the incoming editor of the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinities. Wong has already served as associate editor and been published in the journal extensively, and said he views this appointment as one of the highest honors in his career.
As editor, Wong will develop and implement the overall direction and vision for the journal, as well as the standards for reviewing manuscripts and criteria for publication. He will also appoint all associate editors and consulting editors. One of his key goals is to address issues of diversity and equity in the journal.
His research in the psychology with men and masculinities aligns with the journal’s work to disseminate such scholarship that focuses in this area.
“Once it is understood that masculinities are not just about boys and men but are ubiquitous and touch on almost every aspect of daily life, the broad implications of this field for society, public health and everyday life can be seen,” Wong said. “For instance, an analysis of masculinities can help people better understand and change the gender segregation and disparities that occur in certain occupations, problematic health behaviors (e.g., refusal to wear a face mask to protect against COVID-19 infection), and unhealthy norms in schools, workplaces and the sports arena.”