Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

This award is to be given annually to an early career psychologist whose work promotes advocacy and policy on behalf of children and families. 

Sponsor: Diane J. Willis Early Career Award


The award, named after Diane J. Willis, has been established through the American Psychological Foundation (APF). Dr. Willis was instrumental in establishing Division 37 and its Section on Child Maltreatment, is the consummate advocate for children and families, has been influential in many of our careers, and continues to act on behalf of children and families.

To give the award we must have a minimum of $50,000 in our APF Fund. Past presidents and friends have contributed $43,000 in cash and pledges but we need further donations which are tax exempt. Checks can be made out to APF with a notation for the Willis Career Award and mailed to:

Carolyn S. Schroeder, Ph.D.
862 E 900 Road
Lawrence, KS 66047