Speaker’s picture & biography 2014

Keynote Speakers
Professor Martin S. Fiebert
Erin Pizzey

Professor Martin S. Fiebert

img102_edited-1Martin Fiebert was born in the Bronx, New York in 1939. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1956, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Queens College CUNY, in 1960. He attended graduate school at the University of Rochester, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1965, and since then has been a faculty member in the Psychology Department at California State University, Long Beach. He holds a State of California License in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Fiebert has published 60 articles in peer-reviewed professional journals on topics ranging from Cognitive Styles, Sensitivity Training, and Gestalt Therapy, to Jewish and African-American Relations, the History of Psychoanalysis, and Interracial Dating. Recently, he has been working on Facebook Behavior.

Dr. Fiebert has long been concerned with males as victims of violence. Twenty years ago he compiled and published an annotated bibliography of articles on partner violence, the research of which demonstrates that women are as or more physically aggressive than men in those relationships. In its latest iteration, published in 2014, 343 studies with as estimated aggregate sample size exceeding 440,000, were reviewed. The bibliography is widely cited in the literature, and referenced on many websites, and has been translated into a number of other languages. Dr. Fiebert is married to Margo Kasdan, a professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University who taught in Cinema Studies. He has two children from a previous marriage and four grandchildren.