Dr. Eric Mankowski

Eric Mankowski is a social-community psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychology at Portland State University. His program of action research is aimed both at understanding how masculinity is socially constructed and addressing its connection to violence and other health and social problems.  Recent projects include an experimental evaluation of a strength-based group program for diverse male youths in schools, community centers, and juvenile justice facilities; an evaluation of the impact of legislative policy on domestic violence intervention program practices; and, an investigation of the sociocultural context of intimate partner violence in the workplace.  His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Park Service. He has served on several task forces and panels convened by the American Psychological Association including the Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men, and the Expert Panel on Gun Violence Prediction and Prevention.