2014 APA Presidential Citations
The following Presidential Citations have been awarded to outstanding psychologists in 2014. Members of the Presidential Citation Committee assisted 2014 APA President Nadine Kaslow, PhD, with selecting nominees.
- Yvonne M. Agazarian, EdD
For her pioneering work in developing a theory of living human systems and its systems-centered practice, and for training thousands of practitioners worldwide.
- Toni Antonucci, PhD
For fiercely advocating for issues related to aging and lifespan processes and generously mentoring female psychologists.
- Debra Bangasser, PhD
For her scholarly contributions related to sex differences in stress response systems and her remarkable leadership as the early career psychologist co-chair of the 2014 Opening Doors Summit: Doctoral Education to First Job.
- David H. Barlow, PhD
For his lifelong dedication and passion for advancing psychology through science, education, training and practice.
- Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP
For his impressive service to the profession, scholarly productivity related to ethics and independent practice, and devotion to mentorship.
- Cynthia D. Belar, PhD, ABPP
For championing quality education and training, raising awareness of the value of education advocacy and being an education visionary.
- Charles T. Blair-Broeker, MAT
For his dedication as a leader in the teaching of psychology at the high school level.
- Jennifer E. Boyd, PhD, CPRP
For her internationally renowned contributions in combating the debilitating effects of external and internalized stigma of serious mental illness, which have significantly influenced the field at a broad level.
- Dolores Cimini, PhD
For being a formidable leader, blazing a trail for women and persons with disabilities into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
- Nancy Boyd-Franklin, PhD
For her dedication to mentoring and scholarship in the treatment of African-Americans, cultural competence, HIV/AIDS and community empowerment.
- Sharon Stephens Brehm, PhD
For being an inspirational APA president, whose expertise spanned education, science and practice, and for advocating for the integration of clinical, developmental and social psychology.
- Zeeshan Ahmad Butt, PhD
For his scholarly contributions related to clinical health psychology and his remarkable ability to foster professional engagement and career development among early career health psychologists.
- June W. J. Ching, PhD, ABPP
For her dedicated service in Hawaii and at APA and her compassionate and collaborative approach to advancing the practice agenda and transforming the business of practice.
- Y. Barry Chung, PhD
For his scholarship in career development and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, multicultural counseling, exemplary leadership and service.
- Ayse Çiftçi, PhD
For her passion, conviction and wisdom beyond her age in championing the voice, scholarship and leadership of early career psychologists.
- William E. Cross, Jr., PhD
For more than four decades of stellar contributions to the understanding of social identities in African-Americans and other cultural groups.
- Grady Dale, PhD
For passionate and life-long community advocacy devoted toward reducing the stigma of seeking mental health care among minority and underserved urban children and families.
- Stephen DeMers, EdD
For his dedication to the profession and public protection through his commitment to psychology regulation.
- lore m. dickey, PhD
For his knowledge and dedication to positive identity development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people.
- Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP
In recognition of his scientific and clinical contributions to understanding motivation and behavior change and developing an integrative transtheoretical model that has advanced the treatment and prevention of addictive and health behaviors.
- James E. Dobbins, PhD, ABPP
For his lifetime dedication to mentoring, an impressive scholarship in family psychology, racism, professional development, health attitudes and behaviors, multiculturalism, school consultations, therapy and career-long service to the profession.
- Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
For his effective efforts at transforming healthcare systems to ensure they bolster self-determination and resiliency and prioritize recovery.
- Carol A. Falender, PhD
For her innovative contributions to the theory and practice of clinical supervision and tireless service to professional psychology locally, nationally and internationally.
- Sue Frantz, MA
For her dedication, innovation and imagination in translating psychological science for the public by educating thousands of undergraduates.
- Milton A. Fuentes, PsyD
For his leadership as a founding member and former president of New Jersey’s Latino Psychological Association and the 2012 president of the National Latina/o Psychological Association, as well as his impressive efforts to prepare students and professionals to address the mental health needs of the diverse Latino community in his role as a researcher, mentor, professor and consultant.
- Margaret Gatz, PhD
For her remarkable leadership in geropsychology and psychology education and impressive scholarship in mental health in older adults, Alzheimer’s disease and urban social issues.
- Jacqueline Gray, PhD
For groundbreaking scholarship with Native and rural communities, leadership of landmark programs and national organizations, mentoring of Native students and colleagues, and courageous advocacy efforts.
- Lorraine Greene, PhD, ABPP
For her exemplary service in law enforcement and making sure those who protect us receive quality mental health care.
- Robert L. Hatcher, PhD
For his incredible leadership in competency-based education and practicum training and extraordinary dedication to training future generations of psychologists.
- Kimberly Hiroto, PhD
For her remarkable accomplishments as an early career psychologist in terms of providing quality clinical care, ensuring the competence of psychologists to work with older adults and excelling in major national leadership roles.
- Tammy Hughes, PhD
For her efforts to advocate for and transform the science, training and practice of school psychology.
- Cindy Juntunen, PhD
The consummate counseling psychologist and a nationally-recognized expert in education and training of professional psychologists.
- Terence (Terry) M. Keane, PhD
For his lifelong commitment to helping our nation’s veterans.
- W. Gregory Keilin, PhD
For making the psychology internship match a better, more just and humane process for our students and colleagues in health service psychology.
- Robert Kerns, PhD
For his groundbreaking research on pain management and his remarkable leadership within psychology.
- Julie M. Koch, PhD
For her dedication to the professional development and training of future psychologists.
- Angela Kuemmel, PhD, ABPP
For her exceptional leadership of and advocacy for early career psychologists.
- R. Eric Landrum, PhD
For remarkable contributions to undergraduate education in psychology.
- Mark M. Leach, PhD
For his multifaceted, long-standing, varied and enduring contributions to education and training in psychology.
- Jeanne LeBlanc, PhD, ABPP
For translating Western science and best practices into skill training for non-psychologists world-wide and changing the scope of disaster response.
- Richard Lee, PhD
For his dedication and passion to bring much needed awareness to the experiences of transracial adoptees, especially Korean adoptees in the U.S.
- Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
For over five decades of courageous, trailblazing leadership in the civil rights movement and for serving as a powerful voice for the disenfranchised.
- John C. Linton, PhD, ABPP
For his visionary and remarkable leadership at the West Virginia University Charleston Campus and within U.S. psychology.
- Rodney L. Lowman, PhD
For his impressive efforts in internationalizing multiculturalism, his leadership in the APA as the chair of the Board of Convention Affairs and as council representative of Div. 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and his rejuvenation of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research.
- Jon Marrelli, PsyD
For his tremendous leadership in engaging early career psychologists and in advancing the role of psychologists in health care reform.
- Stephen R. McCutcheon, PhD
In recognition of his influential contributions, collaborative leadership and extensive service to the education and training community in professional psychology.
- M. Ellen Mitchell, PhD
For her leadership in mental health, groundbreaking scholarship and career-long service to the profession.
- Velma McBride Murry, PhD
For distinguished research contributions, inspirational teaching and mentoring, and dedicated leadership as an advocate for children, youth and HIV-affected groups.
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
For her five decades of “leadership to achieve positive social change through civil rights activism to protect ethnic minorities and women from discrimination and to promote equal opportunities for all.”
- Katharine Hahn Oh, PhD
For her commitment, energy and skill in engaging early career psychologists in the organization’s lifeblood.
- Stephanie O'Malley, PhD
For her impressive leadership and landmark research in substance abuse.
- Roger L. Peterson, PhD, ABPP
For his landmark contributions in competency-based education and training, development of innovative models of professional psychology and commitments to the betterment of quality in the profession.
- Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges Committee
For leadership in supporting APA's strategic goals of maximizing organizational effectiveness and promoting psychological science.
- Terrence James Roberts, PhD
For his dedication as a civil rights pioneer and a psychologist devoted to the advancement of social justice and racial equality.
- Emil Rodolfa, PhD
For ensuring that training in applied psychology meets the highest standards for the profession and for those who seek psychologist’s services.
- Elyn R. Saks, JD
For her tireless advocacy on behalf of individuals with serious mental illness, her courageous efforts to fight stigma, her eloquence in communicating her personal struggles with psychosis and her living example of hope that recovery is possible.
- Maxine Ruth Samorodin
For realizing the importance of psychological health in her career, and the rare accomplishment of having lived 100 years.
- Azara Santiago-Rivera, PhD, NCC
For being a passionate and accomplished educator, scholar and social justice leader.
- Mary Schohn, PhD
For impressively expanding mental health services for our nation's veterans within the Veterans Health Administration in her position as executive director of the Office of Mental Health Operations.
- Anneliese A. Singh, PhD
For her knowledge and dedication to positive identity development for multiply marginalized youth.
- Linda C. Sobell, PhD, ABPP and Mark B. Sobell, PhD, ABPP
In recognition of their influential contributions to the substance use disorders field.
- Trisha Stark, PhD, MPP, LP
For her dedicated service to the Minnesota Psychological Association and the people of Minnesota.
- Ellen Lee Simon Stover, PhD
For her pioneering efforts to advance domestic and international research, preventive interventions, treatment and training in HIV/AIDS.
- Judith Van Hoorn, PhD
For her single-minded vision, enduring commitment and dedication, and wisdom and courage in leading APA to amend the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct to include human rights as central to the association’s ethical foundation.
- Sam Wan, PhD
An up and coming early career Department of Veterans Affairs psychologist, who has assumed major organizational leadership roles and is a national trailblazer in multiculturalism.
- Carol Webb, PhD, APBB
For her impressive efforts aimed at ensuring that psychologists are competent at initial licensure and remain competent to practice throughout their careers.
- Erica H. Wise, PhD
For her lifelong devotion to psychology training and education and stellar contributions related to professional ethics.
- Katie Witkiewitz, PhD
For her early career accomplishments, dedication to advancing the science and treatment of addictive behaviors, and service to the field.
- Linda M. Woolf, PhD
For educating current and future generations about human rights through her scholarly teaching and writing, and for assisting APA in drafting and adopting policy resolutions that prohibit human rights abuses and protect the welfare of individuals in U.S. custody, most notably the comprehensive 2013 policy that reconciled seven earlier APA policies.
- Robert Zeiss, PhD
For his exceptional stewardship of psychology training in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Susan F. Zlotlow, PhD
For her indefatigable efforts to ensure quality education and training.
Below is a list of committee members who assisted with 2014 Presidential Citation nominations.
Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP
Celano is a family psychologist and professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. She is also the clinical director for the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded (SAMHSA) collaboration between Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Celano is a past president of the American Psychological Association's Div. 43 (Society for Family Psychology) and an associate editor for the Journal of Family Psychology®. Her research interests include pediatric asthma, child maltreatment and training in family therapy.
Lauren B. Adamson, PhD
Adamson is a developmental psychologist who is currently regents’ professor of psychology at Georgia State University where she directs the developmental laboratory and participates in the initiation of Research on Challenges to Acquiring Language and Literacy (R-CALL) and the Center for Research on Atypical Learning and Development (CRADL). From 2002-2011, she served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Adamson’s research, funded both by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, focuses on early communication and social development of both typically developing children and young children with developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and severe language delay.
Judith S. Blanton, PhD, ABPP
Blanton heads Blanton Consulting in Pasadena, Calif. where she provides organizational consultation to leaders, teams and organizations. Before founding Blanton Consulting, she was a partner with the firm of RHR International LLC. Past activities and awards include: former president of APA’s Div. 13 (Consulting Psychology) and recipient of its Outstanding Service Award, chair of the State Affairs Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Inc., chair of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs, recipient of the award for Distinguished Service in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology and Consulting from the California Psychological Association (CPA), and member of APA’s Good Governance Project. Current service involves the CPA Board of Directors, APA Council of Representatives, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards liaison and editorial board of the Consulting Psychology Journal. Her doctorate is from the University of Texas in Austin.
Kathleen S. Brown, PhD
Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in health and rehabilitation psychology. She is involved in consulting, teaching and supervision in her independent practice, Health Psychology Associates. She is formerly the director of training of the Clinical Heath Psychology Postdoctoral Program and chief, Integrative Pain Management Center at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu. Brown is a clinical affiliate faculty member in the Clinical Studies Program, department of psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a member-at-large of the APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, Div. 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) representative on the APA Council of Representatives and chair, Clinical and Consulting Committee, APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. Her primary clinical and research interests lie in coping with acute and chronic illnesses, chronic pain management, team functioning and psychologist leadership in health care.
Jean Lau Chin, EdD, ABPP
Chin has a professional career in management, clinical services, education/training and research/scholarship that spans several decades. Her career has been diverse in health and mental health, academic and community settings. She has served as dean at two universities, and executive director at two community-based mental health clinic and community health centers. Chin’s research interests and publications are in women's issues, ethnic minority and diversity issues, psychotherapy and training, and leadership.
Le Ondra Clark Harvey, PhD
Harvey received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research focuses on the barriers that are encountered by racially and ethnically diverse patients when seeking mental health treatment and the solutions to reduce these barriers. The clinical work she conducted at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles inspired her to find a position in the public policy arena to advocate for the mental health needs of disenfranchised communities. She was a social justice fellow at the Center for Policy Analysis and a California science and technology policy fellow at the California Legislature. Harvey is a policy consultant to the California Senate where she oversees 20 health care boards and analyzes legislation that impacts health care professionals. In 2013, the APA’s Div. 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) recognized her with the Emerging Professional Contributions to Service Award.
Marietta Collins, PhD
Collins is an assistant professor in the Emory University School of Medicine department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Her research and clinical interests include the development of quality mental health interventions for minority populations and culturally competent treatments for youth and adults with chronic illnesses. Collins is excited about a career shift where she will serve as the psychologist within the Emory Home Patient Centered Primary Care Clinic.
Andres De Los Reyes, PhD
De Los Reyes received his PhD from Yale University, and is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. His research seeks to improve how clinical assessments reveal the contexts in which children and adolescents express mental health concerns and their risk factors. He received the 2013 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in Applied Research from the APA, as well as the 2013 Early Career Research Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development. He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Child and Family Studies, and Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.
Dana S. Dunn, PhD
Dunn received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Virginia. Former chair of the psychology department and philosophy department at Moravian College, a liberal arts institution, he is currently assistant dean for special projects and professor of psychology there. The author or editor of 18 books and more than 130 journal articles, chapters and book reviews, he has focused his scholarship on examining teaching, learning and liberal education, as well as the social psychology of disability. A fellow of APA and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Dunn served as president of Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) in 2010. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Oxford Bibliographies: Psychology and editor of the forthcoming "Oxford Handbook of Psychology Education." Dunn received the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation in 2013.
Naomi Eisenberger, PhD
Eisenberger is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Jeffrey/Wenzel term chair in behavioral neuroscience. Her primary interests are in understanding how the need for social connection has left its mark on the mind, brain and body. She asks questions such as, “Why does social rejection hurt?” or “Why does social support bolster health and well-being?” and then uses cognitive and affective neuroscience techniques to uncover the neural systems involved to better understand the computational and experiential substrates of these complex processes. Through this line of research, she has demonstrated that the experience of social rejection relies, in part, on physical pain-related neural regions and that the experience of social connection relies, in part, on reward-related neural regions.
Michelle Fine, PhD
Fine is a distinguished professor of social psychology, women’s studies and urban education at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She holds honorary degrees from Bank Street College in New York, and Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Ore. Fine’s most cited publications include "The Changing Landscape of Public Education, Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education," "Revolutionizing Education: Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion, Muslim-American Youth," "Becoming Gentlemen: Women and Law School," "Framing Dropouts: Notes on an Urban High School" and “Changing minds: The Impact of College on Women in Prison.” She has the provided expert testimony in ground breaking gender and racial discrimination lawsuits. Over the past decade, Fine has received the Strickland-Daniels Mentoring Award from Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, Henry Murray Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Kurt Lewin Award from Div. 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), Social Justice and Higher Education Award from the College and Community Fellowship, Beckman Award for mentoring and the Morton Deutsch Award.
Richard M. Foxx, PhD
Foxx is a Penn State University professor of psychology and adjunct professor of pediatrics in the college of medicine. He has written more than 160 scientific publications, including eight books, and made 13 training films. His awards include the 2013 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.
Reginaldo G. Garcia, PhD
Garcia is a clinical, consulting and research psychologist. He works in public health research with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center and Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, University of Colorado, Denver - Anschutz Medical Center. He is licensed in Colorado and Alabama and is a member of APA and the Society for Descriptive Psychology. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Kim Gorgens, PhD
Gorgens is a clinical associate professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Southern Illinois University, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation psychology and clinical neuropsychology and is board-certified in rehabilitation psychology. Gorgens' professional interests include community outreach, education and legislative advocacy. She serves on the APA Council of Representatives and is the immediate past chair of the APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology, the former chair of the State of Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board and is a past president of the Colorado Neuropsychological Society. Gorgens has most recently published on the development of culturally competent clinical practice with people with disabilities and she received the University of Denver Disability Student Services Excellence in Education award in 2007 and the APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology Mentor Award in 2008.
Ian H. Gotlib, PhD
Gotlib is the David Starr Jordan professor of psychology and director of the Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory at Stanford University. From 2005-2010, Gotlib served as senior associate dean for the social sciences, and he has been chair of the department of psychology at Stanford since 2012. Gotlib conducts research examining cognitive, social, endocrinological and neural factors and genetics in depressed individuals, as well as predictors of depression in children at familial risk for developing this disorder. He is also examining the impact of innovative procedures to reduce young children’s risk for depression. Gotlib has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, the Joseph Zubin Award for lifetime research contributions to the understanding of psychopathology, the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution and the APS Distinguished Scientist Award, and is a fellow of the APA, the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychopathological Association.
Jacqueline S. Gray, PhD
Gray, a Choctaw and Cherokee descendant, is a research associate professor and associate director at the Center for Rural Health in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota. Her work has focused on Native American health equity, suicide prevention and rural mental health. Gray is past president of the Society of Indian Psychologists and serves on the APA Committee on Rural Health, the APA Health Disparities Steering Committee and as interim chair of Div. 18’s (Psychologists in Public Service) section on Psychologists in Indian Country. She is director of the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health and the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative focused on elder abuse prevention in Native American communities. Her name, Weaver Woman Wisdom Walker, honors her ability to link people and resources while carrying the truth.
Maria C. Grosch, PhD
Grosch is a postdoctoral fellow specializing in pediatric neuropsychology at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she also completed her predoctoral internship. Grosch has served as a student representative on the Women in Leadership Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and a chapter representative for the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training. Her primary research and clinical interests lie in the assessment of cognitive function following traumatic brain injury, stroke and other medical conditions.
Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD, ABPP
Grossman, a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Chicago, combines her degrees by consulting in the psycho-legal aspects of psychology to both psychologists and attorneys. She has been active in both national and state professional psychological organizations. Nationally, she served on the APA Board of Directors, chaired the Board of Professional Affairs and the Committee on Professional Standards and Practice, was a member of the Policy and Planning Committee and the Committee on Legal Issues and currently serves on the Finance Committee. Grossman also served as president of Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Affairs) and president of Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). She is past president of the Illinois Psychological Association, represented Illinois on APA’s Council of Representatives for six years and is serving her second term representing Div. 31. The co-author of several book chapters and journal articles, she has been recognized for her excellence and outstanding contributions through numerous awards, including APA’s 2010 award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice, the Distinguished Psychological Award from the Illinois Psychological Association, the Outstanding Psychologist Award from APA’s Div. 31, the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy, the Association for the Advancement of Psychology Advocacy Award and a 2010 APA Presidential Citation.
Haunani Iao, PsyD
Iao is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in primary care. She is passionate about developing effective, compassionate, evidence based services for rural health care populations. Iao is the integrated health director at Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center (a federally-qualified health center) on the island of Maui. There, she provides direct integrated behavioral health services to patients as a member of the primary care team. Iao also provides training and supervision to a department of interdisciplinary providers whom she oversees. She serves on several committees at the health center aiming to promote knowledge of behavioral health for primary care providers. Iao also serves as a clinical supervisor to psychology trainees from I Ola Lāhui Inc., a program in which she is a postdoctoral alumna.
Todd B. Kashdan, PhD
Kashdan is an associate professor of psychology and senior scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Virginia. His research has advanced our understanding of why people suffer, with an emphasis on social anxiety and other emotional difficulties; the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the critical role of curiosity, meaning and purpose in life; and psychological flexibility to living a well-lived life. Kashdan’s work has been published in more than 125 scientific articles and three books: "Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life" (2009, Harper Collins), "Designing Positive Psychology" (2011, Oxford University Press) and "Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology" (2013, New Harbinger). He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology® and previously, Journal of Personality and Journal of Positive Psychology. These contributions have been recognized through distinguished career awards from the APA (2013), International Society for the Quality of Life (2012), and the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2006). He was listed as one of "58 people who have changed our lives" by Psychologies Magazine (2011).
Matthew R. Longo, PhD
Longo is a senior lecturer in the department of psychological sciences at Birkbeck, University of London. His research investigates the mental representation of the body and its effects on perception. He completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Chicago in 2006, before moving to London to conduct postdoctoral research at University College London. His research has been recognized by early career awards from the APA and Experimental Psychology Society.
Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson, PhD
Lucas-Thompson is an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Colorado State University where she conducts research on ways by which family relationship characteristics predict adolescent physiological and mental health, with a focus on understanding mediators and moderators of these associations within a social-ecological context. Her work has been recognized with awards from the APA, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the Society for Research in Child Development. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, SPSSI and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Linda R. Mona, PhD
Mona is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a clinician, consultant and researcher focusing on the psychological aspects of disability as a diverse life experience. For the past 12 years, she has worked at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System providing mental health services to veterans with disabilities. She currently serves as the director of psychology postdoctoral training. Mona has received national recognition by the APA, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professions and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality for her work focusing on people with disabilities. Mona’s work has reached mainstream audiences through various media outlets including Oprah Radio, Canadian Discovery Health, PBS, NBC's "Today" show and Self magazine.
Nora S. Newcombe, PhD
Newcombe is a professor of psychology at Temple University and principal investigator of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center. A nationally recognized expert on cognitive development, Newcombe has focused her research on spatial development and the development of episodic and autobiographical memory. She is the author of numerous scholarly chapters and articles on aspects of cognitive development, and the author or editor of five books, including "Making Space: The Development of Spatial Representation and Reasoning" (with Janellen Huttenlocher). Newcombe has served as editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General® and as associate editor of Psychological Bulletin® and is currently an associate editor for Cognitive Psychology and WIRES in Cognitive Science. Honors include the George Miller Award and the G. Stanley Hall Awards from APA, the Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, also from APA, and the Women in Cognitive Science Mentor Award. She is a fellow of the APA, the American Psychological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
Andrea Omidy, PhD
Omidy is a postdoctoral fellow in the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program at Boston Children's Hospital with an appointment in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where her work focuses on adolescent health. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University Medical Center, where she specialized in culturally competent practices. She is an alumna of the APA Minority Fellowship Program and a former regional diversity coordinator of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.
J. Bruce Overmier, PhD
Overmier received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and has served as president of APA Divisions 1 (Society for General Psychology), 3 (Experimental Psychology) and 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology) and of the International Union of Psychological Science. His research contributions have been in the areas of learning, memory, fear and stress.
Wendy B. Paszkiewicz, PsyD
Paszkiewicz is the vice president of academic affairs at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where she has served as a school leader and faculty member since 2004. Paszkiewicz is a licensed clinical psychologist with a focus on child and adolescent well-being and development, advocacy, leadership and women’s issues. She has presented, organized and led meetings and written about issues in professional psychology, work-life balance and advocacy. Paszkiewicz is a past president of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and a federal education advocacy regional coordinator for the APA Education Government Relations Office. Paszkiewicz received the 2011 Education Advocacy Grassroots Distinguished Service Award from the APA Board of Educational Affairs. She is past president and one of the founding members of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training Sites.
Paula Pietromonaco, PhD
Pietromonaco is a social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on close relationships, emotion and health. She currently is conducting a three-wave longitudinal study of newly married couples, funded by the National Cancer Institute, that examines how women’s and men’s expectations and beliefs about close relationships shape their biological stress responses (e.g., cortisol reactivity and recovery). She is also looking at behavior during a stressful interaction with a spouse and how these factors increase or reduce risks for later depression and anxiety. She is an APA council representative for Div. 8 (Personality & Social Psychology) and APA fellow, a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and has served as deputy editor for Psychological Science and associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Kristopher (Kris) Preacher, PhD
Preacher is assistant professor of quantitative psychology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. His research concerns the use of structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling, and their combination, to model longitudinal and correlational data. Other interests include developing techniques to test mediation and moderation hypotheses, bridging the gap between theory and practice, and studying model evaluation and model selection in the application of multivariate methods to social science questions. He has published 50 articles and serves on the editorial boards of Psychological Methods®, Multivariate Behavioral Research and Communication Methods and Measures.
Mitch Prinstein, PhD, ABPP
Prinstein is a Bowman and Gordon distinguished term professor and director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist with research interests in interpersonal models of adolescent depression, self-injury and health risk behaviors. Prinstein currently serves as the editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has served in many leadership capacities within the APA, including as chair of APAGS, chair of the (then-ad hoc) Committee on Early Career Psychologists, a member of the Good Governance Project, Council of Representatives and the Board of Directors. Prinstein also has served in leadership positions within several divisions of APA, and several additional professional associations in psychology, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP
Rozensky is a professor in the department of clinical and health psychology, the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he served as department chair for eight years and associate dean for international programs for four years. He has served as chair of both the APA’s Board of Professional Affairs and Board of Educational Affairs and just completed his third year as chair of APA’s Commission on the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology. His APA honors include the Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology, the APA Board of Educational Affairs’ Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award, the 2011 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Institutional Practice and the 2013 APA Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology.
David Schnarch, PhD, ABPP
Schnarch is board certified in couple and family psychology, and an American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists certified sex therapist diplomat. He is the author of internationally best-selling books on sex, intimacy and relationships, and recipient of the 2013 APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice, and the 2011 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Award for Distinguished Contributions to Marriage and Family Therapy. Schnarch is the founder of Crucible Therapy and co-director of the Crucible Institute in Evergreen, Colo. He is a member of APA Divisions 43 (Society for Family Psychology), 29 (Psychotherapy) and 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity).
Carolyn S. Schroeder, PhD, ABPP
Schroeder is an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas in the Clinical Child Program. She previously held appointments in the departments of pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Schroeder worked in a private pediatric primary care clinic from 1973 to 2000. Her pioneering collaborative work focused on the types of psychological services, training and research that can be done in pediatric primary care settings. She co-authored the book "Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems: A Clinician’s Guide," which focuses on assessment and treatment protocols for the primary health care setting.
Hideko Sera, PsyD
Sera is associate professor of clinical psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has worked in the areas of clinical training, diversity education (domestic and international), advocacy for underserved and marginalized populations, and academic and training accreditation processes in the field over the last 15 years. She’s also the first Japanese national to receive a doctor of psychology degree from an APA-accredited U.S. program. Sera is the chair of Ethnic Racial Diversity Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology and serves as the NCSPP liaison to APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs.
Linda Smith, PhD
Smith is a distinguished professor and the chancellor's professor of psychological and brain sciences and cognitive science at Indiana University-Bloomington. She received her BS degree in 1973 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. She joined the faculty at Indiana University in 1977 and currently serves as chair of the department of psychological and brain sciences. Her research is directed to understanding developmental processes, especially as they apply to early cognitive development, and to the interaction of perception, action and language in that developmental process. Smith has published more than 200 research articles and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, Cognitive Science and the American Psychological Society. She is the 2013 winner of the David E. Rumelhart Prize and received the 2013 APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.
Derald Wing Sue, PhD
Sue is professor of psychology and education in the department of counseling and clinical psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University. He is the co-founder and was first president of the Asian American Psychological Association, and past president of Div. 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) and Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology). Sue has served as editor of the Personnel and Guidance Journal (now the Journal for Counseling and Development), associate editor of the American Psychologist®, and editorial member of the Asian Journal of Counseling and serves on the Council of Elders for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. A pioneer in the fields of multicultural psychology, multicultural education, multicultural counseling and therapy, and the psychology of racism/antiracism, Sue has received numerous awards from professional organizations, educational institutions and community groups. These awards include the APA Career Contributions to Education and Training Award and a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service, the American Psychological Foundation’s Rosalee G. Weiss Outstanding Psychologist Award and the APA Public Interest Award.
Michael E. Tansy, PhD, ABPP
Tansy has more than 30 years of professional experience. He has administered inpatient, outpatient and school programs, served on university faculties, consulted in numerous school districts across the country, presented at national and international conferences, and published articles/chapters related to childhood psychopathology, assessment and treatment. As evidence of his commitment to professional psychology, he has served as Div. 16 (School Psychology) liaison to the APA Board of Professional Affairs and federal advisory coordinator. He was elected to two terms on the American Board of School Psychology (currently president), president of the American Academy of School Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology Board of Trustees, serving on its Standards, Diversity, Bylaws and Affiliation committees, and currently chairs its Maintenance of Certification Work Group.
Yvette N. Tazeau, PhD
Tazeau is a psychologist who works in the areas of clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology and mobile technology. As a neuropsychologist, she works with individuals across the developmental span. Her specialty interests include developmental disabilities, aging and Spanish language/Hispanic-Latino assessment and intervention. (See more at her website.) As a management consultant, she provides consulting to organizations for competency modeling, workforce planning and organizational development issues. As the CEO and founder of a mobile technology company in Silicon Valley, TikalBayTek Inc., Tazeau applies behavioral and social sciences to the development and use of mobile and information technologies for the fields of health care, education and learning organizations.
Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD
Tebes received his PhD in clinical/community psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is professor of psychiatry (psychology), child study and public health at the Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he is director of the Division of Prevention & Community Research and The Consultation Center, chief psychologist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center and program director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse postdoctoral training program in substance abuse prevention research. His scholarship focuses on community-based prevention and resilience promotion among at-risk populations, community research methodology, the integration of cultural approaches into practice, research and policy, and interdisciplinary team science. As a member of the Yale Evaluation Group at The Consultation Center, Tebes also provides program and services evaluation consultation to state, municipal and community agencies. He is a fellow of APA and of Div. 27 (Community Psychology), and is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology.
Jeff R. Temple, PhD
Temple is an associate professor and psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he also serves as the director of the Behavioral Health and Research Program. He received his PhD from the University of North Texas (2006) and completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral research fellowship in clinical psychology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2007). Temple's research focuses on adolescent health and risky behaviors, with an emphasis on teen dating violence. His research has been funded through the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Justice, and several state and foundation grants. He has published more than 70 scholarly papers in a variety of high-impact journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), JAMA Pediatrics, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and the Journal of Adolescent Health. Temple is an associate editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, and is on the editorial boards of Violence Against Women, Partner Abuse, and the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
Steven Walfish, PhD
Walfish is a licensed psychologist and has been in independent practice in Atlanta since 2002. He is also a founding partner of The Practice Institute LLC and is a clinical assistant professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, where he supervises postdoctoral fellows. He has served as the editor of the Independent Practitioner and is currently president of Div. 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). He has published in the areas of substance abuse, weight loss surgery and professional training and practice, and his books include "Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students" (co-edited with Allen Hess), "Financial Success in Mental Health Practice: Essential Tools and Strategies for Practitioners" (with Jeff Barnett), "Earning a Living Outside of Managed Mental Health Care: 50 Ways to Expand Your Practice," "Billing and Collecting for Your Mental Health Practice: Effective Strategies and Ethical Practice" (with Jeff Barnett) and "Translating Psychological Research into Practice" (co-edited with Lisa Grossman).
Mo Wang, PhD
Wang, a tenured associate professor at the University of Florida, specializes in the research areas of retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, cross-cultural human resources management, leadership and advanced quantitative methodologies. He has received the Academy of Management Human Resources Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009) and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (2009) for his research in these areas. He also received Early Career Achievement/Contribution/Investigator Awards from APA (2013), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), Div. 14 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (co-sponsored by the APA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2009). He was the editor of "The Oxford Handbook of Retirement." Wang currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology® and on the editorial boards of six other academic journals.
Frank C. Worrell, PhD
Worrell is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and the psychology department at the University of California-Berkeley. His current appointments include director of the school psychology program, faculty director of the Academic Talent Development Program and faculty director of the California College Preparatory Academy. Worrell’s areas of expertise include academic talent development/gifted education, the education of at-risk youth, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. Worrell is one of the Div. 16 (School Psychology) representatives on APA's Council of Representatives and co-editor of Review of Educational Research. Worrell has served on the Committee for Psychological Tests and Assessment, the Board of Educational Affairs and the Joint Committee of the American Educational Research Association, APA and the National Council on Measurement in Education on the forthcoming revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Worrell is a fellow of APA's Divisions 5 (Evaluation, Measurements and Statistics), 16 (School Psychology), 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and 52 (International Psychology), an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2011, Worrell received the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence from University of California-Berkeley. He also received the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.
Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD
Zimmerman trained as both a clinical and community psychologist and is currently senior fellow in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Zimmerman's fellowship is funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and her research focuses on social and technological innovations to improve preventive interventions after trauma. She is also funded by the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute to evaluate her pilot intervention to reduce alcohol misuse by including significant others in the nationally mandated screening brief intervention and referral to treatment protocol in the emergency department of Harborview Medical Center, an urban safety-net hospital in Seattle. Zimmerman has received honors and awards for her scholarship and service from San Francisco State University, Georgia State University and the Emory Center for Injury Control.