Men's Action Project Advisory Board

Mission Statement

The Men’s Action Project Advisory Board is a collective of women, femme, and non-binary folx with relevant experience and expertise who work on campus or in the Lawrence community. The advisory board informs the Men’s Action Project’s decision-making process as it relates to four core areas: (1) curriculum & pedagogy; (2) program evaluation & assessment; (3) recruitment & selection; and (4) campus & community engagement. Specifically, the advisory board is charged with:

  1. Confirming the program’s curricular and pedagogical approaches are socio-culturally relevant, evidence-based, engaging to students, and grounded in anti-sexism/oppression frameworks;
  2. supporting program and impact evaluation in order to inform stakeholders about both program effectiveness and participant outcomes;
  3. promoting the program as an opportunity to potential undergraduate and graduate participants and implementing an equitable, safe, and inclusive selection process for candidates; and
  4. communicating the program’s added value to the KU and Lawrence communities and need for collaborative partnerships to ensure the program’s long-term sustainability.

Would you like more information about the advisory board? Please contact SAPEC staff member Taylor Jones at

Concept for Men's Action Project influenced by Dr. Kris Macomber's (2014) article "Integrating Men as Allies in Anti-Violence Work: Accountability and Beyond" on XY Online.

Current Members

  • Juliana Carlson, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare

  • Heather Frost, Assistant Director of Training/Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Amy Leyerzapf, Lecturer/Program Associate, Institute for Leadership Studies

  • Stacey Vanderhurst, Assistant Professor, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

  • Student Representative At-Large