Advisory Council - Sinclair Institute®
In 1993, The Sinclair Institute® formed the Sinclair Advisory Council composed of well-known sex educators, therapists, and researchers from across the country. The Advisory Council helps guide the development of Sinclair products and policies to ensure each video reflects the concerns and needs of healthy, individuals and couples who want to enhance their intimacy. The Sinclair Institute® is proud to be affiliated with the following professionals who serve on our Advisory Council.
Linda Banner, Ph.D.
A licensed sex therapist specializing in marriage and relationship counseling, Linda Banner is also an outspoken educator on the topic of the medical and emotional aspects of erectile dysfunction. Certified as a sex therapist by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), she is currently the only sex therapist in America with a grant to study the combined effects of Viagra and cognitive behavior therapy on sexual dysfunction.
Lori Buckley, Psy.D.
Dr. Lori Buckley is a licensed clinical psychologist whose passion as a therapist, speaker, and educator are evident in her dynamic, life changing work. The focus of her practice is working with individuals and couples who want to improve, heal, and transform their relationships, embrace and enjoy their sexuality, and improve their overall quality of life. Dr. Buckley has extensive training and experience in relationship issues, women’s issues, and sex therapy. Her nurturing, open and direct style help create a warm, safe environment to discuss concerns, which people often find difficult to talk about.
In addition to practicing as a psychotherapist, Dr. Buckley is a professional speaker, and an adjunct professor at Whittier College, where she teaches Human Sexuality. She also conducts group therapy, seminars and workshops. Dr. Buckley is a member of The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), The Society of The Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), The International Society for The Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and The Women’s Sexual Health Foundation (TWSHF).
Eli Coleman, Ph.D. - Chairman of The Sinclair Advisory Council
Eli Coleman, PhD is professor and director of the Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He holds the first and only endowed academic chair in sexual health.
He is the author of numerous articles and books on compulsive sexual behavior, sexual offenders, sexual orientation, gender dysphoria, chemical dependency and family intimacy and on the psychological and pharmacological treatment of a variety of sexual dysfunctions and disorders. Professor Coleman is the founding editor of the International Journal of Transgenderism and is the founding and current editor of the International Journal of Sexual Health.
He is one of the past-presidents of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (formerly the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association), the World Association for Sexual Health and the International Academy for Sex Research. He is the current President-Elect of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.
He has been a frequent technical consultant on sexual health issues to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (the regional office of WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the US Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Award for his role as senior scientist on Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior, released in 2001. He was given the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Alfred E. Kinsey Award by the Midcontinent Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in 2001. In April, 2007, he was awarded the Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health. In May of 2007, he was appointed the first endowed Chair in Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In May of 2009, he was awarded the Masters and Johnson Award by the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. In May of 2011, he received the John Money Award from the Eastern Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Betsy Crane, Ph.D.
Betsy Crane, Ph.D. is Professor, Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University, Chester, PA. She served as Director of Graduate Programs in Human Sexuality at Widener from 2007-2012 shepherding growth that led to its becoming its own unit. She brings expertise in both sexuality education as well as leadership studies, particularly as relates to nonprofit management. Betsy earned an MA in Communications with a concentration in Mental Health Education from University of Texas in 1972, and a Ph.D. in Human Service Studies from Cornell University in 2000.
Prior to coming to Widener in 2007 Crane was at Indiana University of PA for seven years where she created and coordinated a branch of their Ph.D. in Leadership Studies program, in Harrisburg, PA. Previously, she worked for 17 years as a sexuality educator, first as a public health family planning outreach worker, then as Education Director and later Executive Director for Planned Parenthood in Ithaca, NY. She is co-editor of Sexual Lives: A Reader on the Theories and Realities of Human Sexualities (Heasley & Crane, McGraw-Hill, 2003). Her research interests include the history of gendered sexuality and shifting gender and sexual identities of young people, as well as strengths-based empowerment practice in human services.
Crane is past president of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and of the Eastern Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.D, MSEd, ACSE
Icelandic-American sexologist, sex educator, and media personality Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright is the author of several books, including Sinclair’s The Better Sex Guide to Extraordinary Lovemaking. Armed with a master’s degree in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania, she is the sex columnist for Cosmopolitan. A professor of human sexuality at both Penn State University and Argosy University, and of diverse and changing families at American University, she received her Ph.D. from New York University, specializing in sexual health and sex communication, and attended post-doctoral training in sexual and reproductive health at the University of Iceland. She is a Certified Sexuality Educator through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), where she provides editorial direction for Contemporary Sexuality. In 2004, she founded Sexuality Source, Inc., a communications and consulting organization specializing in the topics of sex, sexual health, sensuality, and relationships.
Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt is the co-founder of The Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute of Philadelphia where she functions as The Director of Sexual Medicine. In this capacity, Dr. Kellogg Spadt performs direct patient care and consultative services as a vulvovaginal specialist, colposcopist, researcher and sexual dysfunction consultant.
Dr. Kellogg Spadt is a lecturer at The University of Pennsylvania and The Planned Parenthood Federation. She has written more than 50 peer reviewed articles and 2 books and is a featured columnist in Women’s Health Care, Contemporary Sexuality and The American Journal of Nurse Practitioners. Recent interviews with Dr. Kellogg Spadt have appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, WebMD, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Dr. Kellogg Spadt speaks nationally and internationally on vulvar disorders, gynecologic infections, and women’s sexuality. Her goal is to facilitate comprehensive biobehavioral patient care that focuses on sexual wellness.
Michael L. Krychman, MDCM
Michael L. Krychman, MDCM, is the Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine located in Newport Beach California. He is the former Co Director of The Sexual Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer. He also is a clinical sexologist and has completed his Masters in Public Health and Human Sexuality. Dr Krychman has a degree in Erotology, Sexual Education and Forensic Sexology. Dr Krychman is also an AASECT certified sexual counselor. He is on faculty at University of Southern California and the University of California Irvine.
His special interests include menopausal health, hormone therapy, sexual pain disorders, loss of libido, chronic medical illness and its impact on female sexual function as well as breast cancer sexuality. He is a well known speaker who is featured locally, nationally and internationally. He has published many articles in peer reviewed journals and has been featured in many scientific journals and lay magazines. Dr Krychman is an active reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. He was the Scientific Chairman for the 2010 International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health annual educational meeting. He presently holds an active executive board position for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. He is an active member in good standing in ISSM, ESSM, ISSWSH and AASECT. He has recently been appointed to the Standard Committee for ISSM and has been a guest professor at the ESSM Sexual Medicine Summer School in Oxford, England.
Dr. Krychman’s has published 6 books including , 100 Questions & Answers for Women Living with Cancer: A Practical Guide to Female Cancer Survivorship has been recently published., 100 Questions and Answers about Women’s Sexual Wellness and Vitality and Breast cancer Sexuality, Sensuality and Intimacy. He has been featured in the New York Times and US News and World Report World Report, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Health Magazine and many others.
Robin Milhausen, Ph.D
Dr. Milhausen completed her PhD in Applied Health Science at Indiana University. Her dissertation research focused on factors that inhibit and enhance sexual arousal in men and women. Dr. Milhausen completed two post-doctoral fellowships, the first at Emory University in the Rollins School of Public Health and the second at the University of Windsor in the Social Justice and Sexual Health Research Lab.
Currently, Dr. Milhausen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Dr. Milhausen’s research interests include gender and sexuality, sexual problems and the experience of sexual pleasure, sexual and relationship satisfaction in couples, and condom use errors and problems. Dr. Milhausen supervises PhD and MSc students and created The Undergraduate Research Group in Sexuality (URGiS) to foster a love of research among students early in their university careers.
Herb Samuels, M.S.S.W., Ph.D
Herb Samuels M.S. S.W., Ph.D. is president of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is Professor of Human Sexuality and past Chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. He is a long time member, more than thirty years, of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
William Stayton, M.Div., Th.D.
William Stayton is a marriage and sex therapist in private practice with a background in both theology and psychology. He serves as adjunct associate professor for the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; adjunct professor for the Graduate Psychology Department, LaSalle University; and professor of sexuality and religious studies, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco. Throughout Stayton's postgraduate training, fellowship appointments and clinical training, he served as a minister at several churches. Stayton is a certified supervisor, sex therapist and sex educator through AASECT and a certified sexologist through the American College of Sexologists. He is currently president of AASECT.
Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D. M.P.H.
Dr. Tepper is Founder and President of The Sexual Health Network and SexualHealth.com as well as the Managing Director of the Health and Science Advisory Board of www.loveandhealth.info. Dr. Tepper is a pioneer in the delivery of sexual health information online and a nationally recognized sexuality educator, researcher, author, and advocate dedicated to ending the silence around issues of sexuality and disability. His years of research at Yale University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania have served as the basis for numerous professional, academic, and public presentations, articles, and chapters. Publications include the forthcoming four volume set, Sexual Health, In J. Kuriansky (Series Ed.) Sex, Love, and Psychology. Westport: Praeger Publishing, Providing Comprehensive Sexual Health Care in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Continuing Education and Training for Health Professional, Lived Experiences that Impede or Facilitate Pleasure and Orgasm in People with Spinal Cord Injury, and Love Bites, a monthly column in New Mobility magazine. Dr. Tepper currently serves on: the National Advisory Council to the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, led by former US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher; the Board of The Women’s Sexual Health Foundation, and the editorial boards of the Journal of Sexuality and Disability and the American Journal of Sexuality Education. Most recently he has served as Board Member, Chair of Communications Steering Committee, for the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and was responsible for overseeing Contemporary Sexuality, the monthly membership publication. He has also served as President of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of Connecticut, Chair of Online Services for AASECT, and on the Board of Directors of The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. He was a regular guest lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine over a five year period and currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Education at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Tepper has a Master's degree in Public Health from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to academic credentials, Dr. Tepper, who grew up with Crohn's Disease and acquired a spinal cord injury at age 20, brings a lifetime of first-hand experience with chronic illness and disability to his work. Dr. Tepper has been featured on CNN, Discovery, PBS and in popular press, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and GQ.
Michael A. Werner, M.D.
Dr. Werner is a well-known practicing urologist with a specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of male erectile dysfunction. Dr. Werner completed his specialized fellowship training in male sexual dysfunction at Boston University Medical Center and currently teaches this topic at New York Medical College. Dr. Werner completed his urology residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and received his medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco. He holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard College.
Dr. Werner serves as the Regional Medical Advisor for New York and Connecticut, for the Impotence World Association and the Medical Director of M.A.Z.E. Laboratories. He is a co-author of numerous publications on the subject of male sexual dysfunction, but his practice will begin to treat women with sexual dysfunction as of the summer of 2001. Patients cite his "easy style" and considerable communication ability, especially regarding the impact of sexual dysfunction on relationships.
Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Dr. Beverly Whipple, a certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor, and sex researcher, is the co-author of the international best-seller, The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality, which has been translated into 20 languages and was re-published as a Classic 23 years later in 2005. Her other co-authored books are: Safe Encounters: How Women can say Yes to Pleasure and No to Unsafe Sex; Smart Women, Strong Bones; Outwitting Osteoporosis; The Science of Orgasm (2006); and The Orgasm Answer Guide (2010). Dr. Whipple has appeared on over 300 radio and TV programs and has been featured in hundreds of magazines. She has delivered over 800 talks and keynote speeches, published over 180 research articles and book chapters. In 1982 and 1983 The Philadelphia Magazine named her one of the People to Watch. She is the recipient of over 110 awards, including the Hugo Beigel Research Award for research excellence and the best article published in the Journal of Sex Research, the NJ State Nurses’ Association Award for Excellence in Research, the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, the Public Service Award, the Kinsey Award and the Bullough Award for the most distinguished book written in 2006 from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the Professional Standard of Excellence Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She has received the Brisben Foundation award for Excellence in Women's Health, the NJ League for Nursing Diva Award and the Gold Medal from the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) for outstanding lifetime contributions and achievements. She is also a Fellowof the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. For their 50th anniversary, the New Scientist named her one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world (2006).
Dr. Whipple is a Professor Emerita at Rutgers University of NJ. She has a BS in Nursing from Wagner College, a Masters in Counseling, a Masters in Nursing, and a PhD in Psychobiology, with a major in Neurophysiology, from Rutgers University.
Her concern with women's health derives naturally from her over forty years of helping women to feel better about themselves, as a nurse, a nurse educator, and researcher. Her research focuses mainly on women's health issues and the sexual physiology of women.
Dr. Whipple is a member of a number of Honor Societies and received the Alumni Achievement Award in 1983 and was named An Alumni Fellow in 2007 by Wagner College. Dr. Whipple was the President of AASECT (1998-2000), was the Vice President of the World Association for Sexology (2001-2005), the Secretary General/Treasurer of the World Association for Sexual Health (2005-2009), was on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (2002-2004), and was the President of SSSS (2002-2003). She is an Honorary Member of the Board of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS).
Dr. Whipple lives in Voorhees, New Jersey with Jim, her husband since 1962. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Diana Wiley, Ph.D
Respected, fascinating and fun – Dr. Diana Wiley has almost 30 years experience as a Board-Certified Sex Therapist and a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She was a sex therapist at UCLA’s Female Sexual Medicine Center, and is now affiliated with the Seattle Institute for Sex Therapy, Education and Research. In addition, Dr. Diana was the Clinton-appointed delegate to the White House Conference on Aging where she was the only delegate to speak about sexuality. She enthusiastically encourages all of us to enjoy the benefits our sexuality provides for our own physical health, as well as the health of our intimate relationships.