Milevsky is an Associate Professor of Psychology at
University of Pennsylvania and a psychotherapist at
Wellspring Counseling in Towson, MD.
Avidan earned a Ph.D.
and an M.S. in Developmental Psychology (2002, 2000, Florida International
University) and a B.L.S. in Behavioral Sciences (1998, Barry University).
Additionally, he has graduate training in mental health
counseling from FIU and Chestnut Hill College. While at FIU he received
the GSA Social Sciences prize for his work on sibling
He was the
founding chair of the Psychology Department at Touro College
South and is a visiting professor at The Hebrew University
He serves as the
director of the Center for Parenting Research at KU. He
teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in child and
adolescent development. His research on families, parenting,
and siblings has produced over 100
papers presented at
conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has
published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is
a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Adolescence. His
book on siblings titled “Sibling relationships in childhood
and adolescence: Predictors and outcomes” was published in
the summer of 2011 by Columbia University Press. He has been
interviewed by local and national
media about his work
including stories in The Washington Post, The Wall Street
Journal, The Associated Press, and Allure Magazine. Additionally, Avidan is a
Psychology Today and
Huffington Post. He has been a guest expert
on radio shows and podcasts including on Public Radio
International's "The Takeaway" and on "At Issue with Ben Merens" on Wisconsin Public Radio.
born in Canada and grew up in Latin America and the Middle
East, a background which has imparted a broad multicultural
perspective to his research and teaching. He is an avid
soccer player and enjoys travel. He lives in PA and MD with
his wife Ilana and children Liora, Tamar, Uzi, and Mati.