Dr. Christopher Kilmartin is a college professor, author, stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, consultant, and professional psychologist. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. He holds a PhD in counseling psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a great deal of experience consulting with businesses, college students, human-services workers, athletic departments, the military, and counselors.
His major scholarly work is The Masculine Self (fourth edition, Sloan, 2010), which has also been translated into Korean and is under contract for a fifth edition to be published in 2015. He has also co-authored Men’s Violence Against Women: Theory, Research, and Activism, The Pain behind the Mask: Overcoming Masculine Depression (also translated into Hebrew and Korean; second edition will be published in 2013), and Sexual Assault in Context: Teaching College Men about Gender, a manual based on his consultation experiences.
Drawing on his background as a professional stand-up comedian, Dr. Kilmartin wrote a solo theater performance on men's issues titled Crimes Against Nature. This work, an integration of his scholarly and performing interests, and performed by the author, has toured to over 150 campuses and other venues for a total of 215 performances. He is currently touring with a lecture/storytelling/multimedia hybrid entitled Guy Fi: The Fictions that Rule Men’s Lives.
Dr. Kilmartin delivered the Keynote address at the NCAA Violence Prevention Summit in 2011 and has also consulted with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Army and Air Force. He recently concluded a three-year consultation with the United States Naval Academy on a revision of sexual assault and harassment prevention curriculum, and was a scriptwriter for an Army training film on the same topic.
Dr. Kilmartin is the Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy for the academic year 2013–14.
In 2007, Dr. Kilmartin was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, one of only 39 such honors awarded annually worldwide. He was elected to Fellow Status in the American Psychological Association in 2008 and is a past President of Division 51 of that organization, the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, which awarded him its Researcher of the Year distinction in 2010. He has been a featured presenter at the National Psychotherapy with Men Conferences. Dr. Kilmartin is an internationally recognized expert on gender and violence prevention.