Michael C. Reichert, PhD (www.michaelcreichert.com) is founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives at the University of Pennsylvania and a clinical practitioner specializing in boys and men, who has also conducted extensive research globally. His work with the Center led the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, an organization of over 300 state and elite schools around the world, to ask him to conduct a series of global studies on effective practices in boys’ education. For these projects and presentations based on their findings, he has traveled and spoken to audiences of boys, educators, and parents throughout Africa, the U.K. and other parts of Europe, Canada, and in many states in the U.S. He has led workshops and consulted to hundreds of schools of all types.
Dr. Reichert has been on staff at The Haverford School outside Philadelphia for many years, serves as consultant to the Global Boyhood Initiative launched by Promundo, and is a board member of the Parternship for Male Youth. Since 1984, Dr. Reichert has also maintained a clinical practice outside Philadelphia, PA., specializing in work with boys, men and their families.
He has published numerous articles and several books, including Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys: Lessons About What Works—and Why, I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners, and most recently, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men (Tarcher/Perigee/Avery, division of Penguin Random House), published in 2019 and released in paperback in 2020. First serial appeared in The New York Times, and as of August 2020, translation rights have been sold in China, Korea, Vietnam, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Romania and Estonia. Recorded Books has released an audio edition.