The Opening Doors Summit: Doctoral Education to First Job Steering Committee was established in 2014 by APA President Nadine Kaslow, PhD. 

The goals of the steering committee include:

  1. Securing relevant data in preparation for the meeting.
  2. Understanding the barriers or limitations that prevent or slow students from moving through the doctoral pipeline to entering the profession. 
  3. Thinking “outside the box” to formulate creative solutions to address the key transitions in this segment of the pipeline.
  4. Crafting recommendations for gathering additional relevant data (e.g., workforce analysis) that can guide efforts to improve transitions through this segment of the pipeline.  
  5. Developing resources for addressing transition barriers and challenges.


  • Nadine Kaslow, PhD
    APA 2014 President
  • 2014 Co-chair: Debra Bangasser, PhD
  • 2014 Co-chair: Stephen McCutcheon, PhD
  • Ayşe Çiftçi, PhD
  • Candice Crowell, MS
  • Melinda F. Davis, PhD
  • Elizabeth A. Klonoff, PhD, ABPP
  • Maureen O'Connor, PhD, JD
  • Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP