This award is made to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of sexology. These will be reflected in professional activities such as research, education, and therapy. "Outstanding contributions" shall be interpreted broadly to include such activities as publishing in professional journals, developing training programs, and refining clinical methodology. The award shall be presented to a person or organization which:
Has advanced the science of sexology;
| 2009 -Pacific Grove, CA
2006 -Redondo Beach, CA
2004 -San Diego, CA
2003 -San Jose, CA
2002 -Manhattan Beach, CA
1998 -Honolulu, HI
1995 -Palm Springs, CA
1994 -San Diego, CA
This award is made to recognize outstanding service to the public in the context of sexology. The work thus honored may be reflected in activities such as public education, political activism, and enhancing media awareness. The award shall be presented to a person or organization which has:
|2010 - Palm Springs, CA
2009 - Pacific Grove, CA
2008 - San Diego, CA
2008 - San Diego, CA
2005 - San Francisco, CA
2004 - San Diego, CA
2001 - Newport Beach, CA
2000 - San Diego, CA
1999 - San Francisco, CA
1999 - San Francisco, CA
1997 - Newport Beach, CA
1993 - Seattle, WA
Representative 30th District
California State Senator
This award is made to recognize an individual who has labored on behalf of SSSS for several years, contributing time and expertise in one or more areas of activity. It should be someone whose contributions have benefited many members &/or attracted new members to the organization.
|2010 - Palm Springs, CA||Jack Morin|
|2009 - Pacific Grove, CA||Joani Blank|
|2008 - San Diego, CA||Mary Bontorin|
|2008 - San Diego, CA||Janice Epp|
|1998 - Honolulu, CA||David S. Hall
|1996 - San Diego, CA||Marty Klein|
|1995 - Palm Springs, CA||Rebecca Black
2009 -Pacific Grove, CA – Richard Garcia, B.A.
2008 -San Diego, CA – Jordan E. Rullo, B.A
2006 -Redondo Beach, CA – Jordan E. Rullo, B.A
2005 -San Francisco, CA – Deborah Teramis Christian, B.A.
Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D.
Charles Moser is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). Currently, Dr. Moser is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Sexual Medicine at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and maintains a private practice focused on the Sexual Medicine (the sexual aspects of medical concerns and the medical aspects of sexual concerns). His complete CV can be accessed here.
Janet Lever, Ph.D. (Yale,1974)
Professor of Sociology at California State University in Los Angeles, has collaborated with mass media both to popularize academic scholarship on the social aspects of human sexuality, but also to harness the power of media to create data for scientific analysis. Though the 1980s she co-hosted the national cable talk show Women on Sex on the Playboy Channel. From 1991 through 1998 Lever coauthored the “Sex and Health” column for Glamour magazine with SSSS past president Dr. Pepper Schwartz. They are currently working on a second edition of The Great Sex Weekend: A 48-Hour Guide to Rekindling Sparks for Bold, Busy or Bored Lovers. Lever led teams of researchers to create the three largest magazine surveys ever tabulated (Playboy, 1982; The Advocate 1993 and 1994), and since 2002 has created annual sex surveys, sponsored by ELLE and hosted on msnb.com, that are among the largest internet sex surveys to date.
Marilyn Fithian, Ph.D.
Marilyn remained curious about sex for her entire 87 years. She knew early in childhood that she wanted to be a sex researcher—
even before she knew what a sexologist was. Marilyn was the ultimate collector and flea marketeer. Her home was a warren of books, boxes, research data and erotic folk art collections.
Fithian was a mother of four who went back to school, where she began her forty year collaboration with Bill Hartman at Cal State University Long Beach. Together they interviewed 2,600 people in 150 nudist camps, and in 1970 published Nudist Society.
In 1965, Hartman and Fithian opened the Center for Marital and Sexual Studies in Long Beach, where they were known as the Masters & Johnson of the West. As sex therapists, Marilyn and Bill treated the disabled and they were the first to treat single young women. They worked as a dual sex therapy team where they incorporated detailed sex histories, sensate focus exercises, sexological evaluations, journaling, MMPI's and other teaching tools. Marilyn & Bill gathered data on the sexual performance of 751 subjects, 282 men & 469 women. They completed 10,000 hours worth of observations over two decades, and co-authored Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and Any Man Can.
Bill & Marilyn lived together for thirty years. They finally planned to marry when they were in their 70's, but Bill died before the wedding and Marilyn wore her wedding dress to his funeral. Marilyn Fithian died on September 11, 2008.
Norma McCoy, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D.
Milton Diamond, Ph.D.
Milton Diamond graduated from the City College of New York with a B.S. in biophysics in 1955 after which he spent three years in the Army as an engineering officer, stationed in Japan. On returning to the United States, he attended graduate school at University of Kansas from 1958–1962 and earned a Ph.D. in anatomy and psychology from that University. His first job was teaching at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine where he simultaneously completed two years toward an M.D., passing his Basic Medicine Boards and in 1967 he moved to Hawai'i to take up a post at the recently-established John A. Burns School of Medicine.Dr. Diamond has been based at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, now at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, since 1967. He was appointed Professor of Anatomy and Reproductive Biology in 1971, and since 1985 he has been Director of the Pacific Center for Sex and Society within the School of Medicine. In 1999 Dr. Diamond was appointed as President of the International Academy of Sex Research and in 2001/02 as President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Ted McIlvenna, Ph.D.
David McWhirter, MD
Mark Schoen, Ph.D.
Mark Schoen earned a Ph.D. from New York University's Human Sexuality program in 1980. While working as a Health Educator in the 1970's in a New York public school system he developed a sex education program and began producing sexual health films. In 1979 Dr. Schoen established a company devoted to producing and distributing sexual health films. He produced many of the popular, early sex therapy films, wrote the children's book, Bellybuttons Are Navels and produced the award winning film of the same title. In 1998, The Sinclair Institute hired Dr. Schoen as Director of Sex Education. From 1998 - 2006 he produced more than thirty films that are currently in distribution including the best selling revision of The Better Sex Video Series. He received six Telly Awards during this period. From 2006 - 2009 Schoen served on the National Advisory Council on Sexual Health led by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. In 2007 Dr Schoen moved to California and produced Betty Dodson: Her Life of Sex and Art. This film won Best Feature Documentary at FilmOut, San Diego (2008) and won The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Best Film Award (2009). 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 SexSmartFilms.com, an online resource for streaming sexual health films worldwide. Schoen received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (2010) and the AASECT (The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors) Professional Standards of Excellence Award (2010).
Deb Levine, M.A.
Philip Tromovitch, Ph. D.
California State Senator
Sol Gordon, Ph. D.
James Elias, Ph. D.
JoAnn Loulan, M.A.
Jack Morin, Ph.D.
Program Chair, 2010
Past President, 1998
Jack Morin, Ph.D. practices psychotherapy and sex therapy in San Francisco and San Mateo. His clinical work, combined with content analysis of peak erotic experiences and fantasies, lead to the publication of The Erotic Mind, an in-depth guide to what turns us on-and why. Anal Pleasure and Health: A Guide for men, Women and Couples has been continuously in print since 1981. The revised 4th Edition was published this spring. He's an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and associate professor at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Podcasts of selected presentations and radio appearances, along with excerpts from his books, and an extensive list of print and online resources are available at www.jackmorin.com. Jack also has a passion for photography. Numerous galleries of his photos can be viewed at www.jackmorinphotography.com.
Joani Blank, M.A, M.P.H.
Mary Bontorin, M.A.
Janice Epp, Ph,D
Janice Epp is a clinical sexologist and sex educator. Education: B.A., Antioch University; Ph.D., The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS). Recent professional experience: Professor, IASHS. Lecturer, Health Science, Skyline College. Clinical Professor and Dean of Dissertation Research, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. Contributing Health Expert, www.MedHelp.org. Lifetime Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Sexology. Contributing Editor, Core Curriculum Precis, American Board of Sexology. Editorial Board, Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality (www.ejhs.org). Founding Member, Straights for Gay Rights, San Francisco, CA. For SSSS: Western Region (WR) Secretary, 1991-92; WR President 1998-99/2002-03; WR Representative, 1995-97; WR Conference Co-Chair, 1990/1993/1996; WR Program Co-Chair, 2005/2008; WR Awards Committee; Annual Meeting Program Committee, 1995-2007; Admissions Committee; Annual Meeting Policy Co-Chair, Recipient of Distinguished Service to SSSS Western Region Award, 2008.
David S. Hall, Ph.D.
Publisher and Managing Editor, Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. Founded the first online academic journal of human sexuality in 1998. [www.ejhs.org]
Faculty, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco
Adjunct Professor, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Former Board Member, SSSS and FSSS
Former Executive Director, Former President, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region
Managed the regional office, chaired many regional conferences. Received the “Distinguished Service to SSSS” Award in 1998.
Extensive teaching experience in aviation
Full time faculty at University of Southern California, part time teaching at Arizona State University, International Center for Safety Education, International Center for Aviation Safety, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Many publications in sexology and aviation safety.
Marty Klein, Ph.D.
Rebecca Black, M.A.
Jordan E. Rullo, B.A
Category-Specificity in Sexual Arousal/Interest as a Complex Function of Sex and Sexual Orientation
Sex Differences in the Specificity of Sexual Behavior, Fantasy, and Attraction