Board of Directors

The FSSS Board of Directors is responsible for advancing the Foundation’s mission. This responsibility includes carrying out activities that will increase the size of the endowment, authorizing expenditures, and serving on various FSSS committees. FSSS is independently incorporated; however, its Board members are, in part, also past and present members of the Board of SSSS and AASECT. The Board of Directors receives no salary or compensation for volunteer service. FSSS operates on the same principles of commitment to excellence and efficiency established by SSSS.

Current FSSS Board Members

Herb SamuelsHerb Samuels M.S. S.W., Ph.D.
Herb Samuels M.S. S.W., Ph.D. is president of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is Professor of Human Sexuality and past Chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. He is a long time member, more than thirty years, of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Patricia Barthalow KochPatricia Barthalow Koch, Ph.D.
Past President of The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; Past President and Fellow of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Women’s Studies and Director of The Pennsylvania Learning Academy for Sexuality Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Adjunct Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University.

FullSizeRender (11)  Jean Levitan, Ph.D.

Treausurer of the Foundation; Past President and past treasurer of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; past President of the Eastern Region of SSSS. Professor in the Department of Public Health at William Paterson University of New Jersey; affiliated faculty in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at WPU.

Bob FriarRobert Friar, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Sexuality at Ferris State University; Fulbright Senior Lectureship at University of Khartoum, Sudan 1985-88; Past Treasurer of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; Past President of the Midcontinent Region of SSSS
Pete AndersonPeter Anderson, Ph.D.
Past President of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; Senior Editor of the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality; one of the founders of the Clergy Consultation Service of Missouri, providing counseling and referrals to women with unwanted pregnancies prior to Roe v. Wade
Betsy CraneBetsy Crane, Ph.D.
Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Programs in Human Sexuality at Widener University; past-president of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; co-editor of Sexual Lives: A Reader on the Theories and Realities of Human Sexualities
Bev WhippleBeverly Whipple, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita at Rutgers University; co-author of the international best-seller The G Spot and Other Discoveries about Human Sexuality; named one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world by New Scientist in 2006. Dr. Whipple is a past-president of both SSSS and AASECT and in addition to almost 100 awards, she received the Gold Medal from the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) in 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Bill StaytonBill Stayton, M.Div, Th.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Series III, of Community Health & Preventative Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine; recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 Gold Medal Award from the World Association for Sexual Health in Sweden
Carol CassellCarol Cassell, Ph.D.
Dr. Carol Cassell is a former President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She received the 2010 Public Service Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the 2010 Prevention Researcher of the Year from Healthy Teen Network for her nationwide work with the Centers for Disease Control and Health Promotion. A special award in her name, The Carol Mendez Cassell Award for Excellence in Sexuality Education, is given annually by Healthy Teen Network. She has published in both the academic and popular press, co-edited The Source Book for Sexuality Education, and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality and Ending Poverty in America.
Chris FarielloChris Fariello, Ph.D., MA, LMFT
Founder and Director of PhIIRST; Pennsylvania licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified Sex Therapist and Educator of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
Clive M. Davis, Ph.D.
Clive M. Davis was the founding president of FSSS and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 1985. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1965. He taught at Syracuse University from 1967-2005. He was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in 1976. He has served on one or more SSSS committees continuously ever since. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sex Research from 1977-87, as the President of SSSS in 1984-85, and as the Associate Editor of the Annual Review of Sex Research from its inception through 2008. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sex and Information Council of the United States and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
Eric R. BuhiEric R. Buhi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science Graduate School of Public Health San Diego State University.
Frank Farley, Ph.D., is L.H.Carnell Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia. He is: Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), a Founding Donor of FSSS, one of the founders and  a former President, SSSS Midcontinent Region. He is a former President, American Psychological Association, and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, among others.
Konnie McCaffreeKonstance McCaffree, Ph.D.
Certified Sexuality Educator (AASECT and NCRF); Adjunct in Widener University’s Center for Education Human Sexuality Program; co-author of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) award winning and nationally promoted curricula for minority youth, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, Making a Difference, and Making Proud Choices, PFAT
Kristen JozkowskiKristen N. Jozkowski, Ph.D.
Kristen N. Jozkowski earned her Ph.D. in Health Behavior from the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University where she was the Research Coordinator for the Center for Sexual Health Promotion and worked in collaboration with the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Community Health Promotion in the College of Education and Health Professions and affiliate faculty in Gender Studies at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on sexual consent, sexual assault prevention, sexual functioning and promoting positive sexuality and healthy sexual encounters. She has been a member of SSSS for approximately 7 years and is currently the Membership Committee co-chair.
Beatrice “Bean” E. Robinson, PhD, has served as the Executive Director of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) since 1996 and has seen the Association more than triple in membership from less than 200 to over 600 members. Dr. Robinson is also Associate Director and Associate Professor at the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Mnnesota Medical School. She is licensed as a Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist by the state of Minnesota. The focus of her professional activities has been in the psychology of human sexuality and sexual health. Her current area of emphasis within human sexuality is exploring and developing sexual health via HIV prevention in minority communities, most notably the African American, African-born, Hmong, men who have sex with men, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Mark Bigler, LCSW, Ph.D.
Mark O. Bigler, LCSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Social Work and Gerontology at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and sex therapist and has worked with couples in private practice for several years. In addition, he has devoted a good share of his professional life to HIV/AIDS prevention and clinical services in Utah and in New York City in both substance abuse treatment and AIDS services settings. His professional and research interests include: human sexuality, sexual functioning and sex therapy, sexual aggression, gender issues, HIV/AIDS, harm reduction, and substance abuse.
Mark SchoenMark Schoen, Ph.D.
Mark Schoen received a Ph.D. from New York University’s Human Sexuality program in 1980. Working as a Health Educator in the early 1970’s in a New York public school system he developed a Sexual Health Program and began producing short films. Dr Schoen served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (2007-2008) and continues to serve on the Board of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Dr. Schoen is the Founder of, an online resource for preserving, archiving and streaming sexual health films. There are currently more than 350 films that are being viewed worldwide.
Michael YoungMichael Young, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs in the College of Health & Social Services at New Mexico State University; Director of the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research; recipient of the American Association for Health Education’s Scholar Award, the American School Health Association’s Research Award, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Fellow Award
Dr. Susan Milstein is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Sexuality Educator. She is a professor at Montgomery College and a lecturer at George Washington University, as well as a member of the Advisory Board for the Men’s Health Network, and a member of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium. Dr. Milstein is the associate editor of the newest edition of Teaching Safer Sex, Volumes I and II.
Patricia AletkyPatricia Aletky, Ph.D., LP
Clinical Psychologist, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology; Clinical Professor, U of MN Medical School, Dept. Family Medicine & Community Health; President, Midcontinent Region, SSSS, 2011-12; Chair, FSSS Grants-in-Aid
Robin MilhausenRobin Milhausen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada; President of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Canada’s professional organization for sexuality researchers; Program Chair for the Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference
Terri FisherTerri Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean at The Ohio State University at Mansfield; co-editor of The Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings, and Current Directions in Human Sexuality and Intimate Relationships; Past President of the Midcontinent Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality