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Pat has been involved with Men Can Stop Rape since the organization’s inception in 1997. Pat oversees the licensing of Strength Media - Men Can Stop Rape's groundbreaking media initiative - which is widely recognized as the nation's best-designed and most effective public service advertising campaign of its kind.

Patrick McGann, Ph.D., brings 19 years of university teaching and 15 years of nonprofit experience to his position at Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR). As Director of Strategy & Planning, he creates effective long term and short term strategy and planning for current and future developments regarding gender-based violence prevention. In 2008 he co-authored a comprehensive Sexual Assault Prevention Strategy for U. S. Department of Defense, which is still used to coordinate Service Branches’ prevention efforts. As part of MCSR’s additional work with the military, he served as project director from 2009 – 2011 for the creation of two public service announcement (PSA) campaigns. Materials were distributed to U.S. military installations worldwide. Since 2006, he has overseen Strength Media, which houses MCSR's groundbreaking PSA campaigns – Where Do You Stand? and [YMOST] Young Men of Strength. The campaigns are widely recognized as the nation's best-designed and most effective public service advertising (PSA) sexual-assault-prevention outreach to young men. 

During the course of his 15 years with MCSR, he has presented at conferences throughout the country on the theory and practice that drive the work of the organization and has conducted hundreds of workshops and trainings with youth and youth-serving professionals. His presentations include such highlights as the National Sexual Assault Conference, the Texas Crime Victims Services Conference, the University of Chicago, the University of Tennessee, the Army Sexual Assault Prevention Summit, and the National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention Summit. He currently serves on MTV’s A Thin Line Advisory Board and the Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention (MMVP) Advisory Council. Dr. McGann’s Ph.D., from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric, and many of his publications address the politics of masculinity in connection with written language.

Contact Pat at pmcgann@mencanstoprape.org or at (202) 265-6530

Pat McGann, Ph.D.   Director of Strategy & Planning

Pat McGann, Ph.D.

Director of Strategy & Planning