Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) Leadership Awards

These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the understanding of socioeconomic status and the lives and well-being of the poor.

Deadline: February 27, 2015

Sponsor: Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES)

Description

APA’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2015 CSES Leadership Awards. CSES Leadership Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the understanding of socioeconomic status and the lives and well-being of the poor by:

  • Promoting scientific understanding of the impact of poverty and SES on health, education and human welfare.

  • Developing applications of psychology that address the effects of SES on psychological development and well-being.

  • Advocating for social policy that will alleviate or reduce disparities among SES groups.

Eligibility

Awards for "emerging" and "distinguished" leadership will be granted.

  • Emerging leaders are psychologists or friends of psychology who have 15 or fewer years beyond their terminating degree achievement, have made a substantial contribution to SES in psychology and demonstrate promising professional achievement.
  • Distinguished leaders are psychologists or friends of psychology who have more than 15 years beyond their terminating degree achievement, a longstanding influence on SES-related issues, and are recognized leaders in their area of expertise.
How to Apply

All nominations must include:

  • A letter of nomination indicating the nominee as an emerging or a distinguished leader; and both describes and supports the individual’s leadership activities, contributions and scope of influence that advance knowledge for and about SES. Nomination letters should be no more than two pages long, double spaced.

  • A current curriculum vitae of the nominee.

  • Two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work and service to the discipline.

Deadline for Nomination Submission: Feb. 27, 2015

All nominations and supporting materials will be accepted as electronic submissions only. Submissions should be sent to the program coordinator, Ieshia Haynie. Nominations that are incomplete, and or arrive after the deadline will not be considered. Award recipients will be selected by the CSES in spring 2015, and the awards will be presented at the 2015 APA Annual Convention in Toronto.

Past Recipients
2014
  • Vonnie McLoyd, PhD (Distinguished)
  • Wendy Williams, PhD (Emerging)
  • Bright Beginnings (Organizational)
2013 
  • Heather Bullock, PhD (Distinguished) 
  • Bryan Kim, PhD (Emerging) 
  • Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project (Organizational)
2012
  • Bernice Lott, PhD (Distinguished) 
  • Lawrence Yang, PhD (Emerging) 
  • Florida Impact (Organizational)
2011
  • Jubilee Jobs (Organizational)
2010
  • Nancy Adler, PhD (Distinguished)
  • Edith Chen, PhD (Emerging) 
  • Center for Social Advocacy, San Diego (Organization)
2009
  • Susan Saegert, PhD (Distinguished) 
  • Hirokazu Yoshikawa, PhD (Emerging) 
  • Yonge Street Mission (Organizational)
2008
  • Edmund Gordon, PhD (Distinguished) 
  • William Liu, PhD and Pamela Morris, PhD (Emerging) 
  • Class Action (Organizational)