MICHAEL P. LEVINE, PhD IS THE EMERITUS PROFESSOR of Psychology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he taught 33 years. In the field of eating disorders his commitment to research, writing, and activism focuses on the intersection between sociocultural risk factors, prevention, community psychology, and developmental psychology. He has authored two books and three prevention curriculum guides, and he has co-edited three books on prevention. In addition, he has authored or co-authored approximately 100 articles and book chapters, and he has presented his work throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Spain, Austria, and Australia.
Dr. Levine is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), which has awarded him their Meehan-Hartley Award for Leadership in Public Awareness and Advocacy (2006), and their Research-Practice Partnership Award (2008). Dr. Levine is also a member of the Founders Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, which awarded him the Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness (2004) and the Nielsen Award for Lifetime Achievement (2013). He is currently co-editing, with his long-time collaborator and colleague Dr. Linda Smolak, a two-volume Handbook of Eating Disorders for Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. He lives in Mt. Vernon, OH, with his wife, Dr. Mary A. Suydam, a Kenyon religious studies and women and gender studies professor.