James O'Neil, PhD

Professor, Educational Psychology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. O’Neil is a fellow of the American Psychological Association in Divisions 17, 35, 43, 51, 52. He is one of the founding members of Division 51, the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM). In 1997, SPSMM named him Researcher of the Year for his 20-year research program on men’s gender role conflict. His other research interests include men and masculinity, gender role conflict, psychology of men and women, forgiveness, violence, and victimization. He is also the creator of the Gender Role Conflict Scale, a widely used measure of men’s conflict with their gender roles.

In 1991, Dr. O’Neil was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Scholarship by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. He lectured at Moscow State Pedagogical University on topics such as psychological counseling, psychology of gender roles, and victimization. In 1995, he was awarded Teaching Fellow status by the University of Connecticut for his outstanding dedication to the university teaching profession. Dr. O’Neil is also a licensed psychologist in private practice in South Windsor, Connecticut.


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1975 (counseling psychology)
M.A., University of Maryland, 1972 (college counseling and personnel services)
B.A., LeMoyne College, 1970 (history education)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Educational Psychology
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3064
Storrs, CT 06269-3064
Office LocationGentry Building