2008 APA Education Leadership Conference - Speakers

Arwa Aamiry, PhD
University of Jordan

Dr. Aamiry received her undergraduate and masters’ degrees from the American University of Beirut. She obtained a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Louisville in 1973, after which she taught and conducted research at the University of Jordan. In 1996, she took a leave of absence from the University of Jordan and joined the University of Florida as a graduate student and completed a second PhD in Clinical Health Psychology. In 1982 Dr. Aamiry was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Victoria, Canada, University of Minnesota, the University of Munster in Munster, Germany and a visiting associate professor at The American University of Beirut. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Dr. Aamiry supervises student research in the areas of the prevalence of psychopathology particularly among university students and the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy. She also has a private practice.

Barney Beins, PhD
Ithaca College

Dr. Beins is professor of psychology and chair of the Department at Ithaca College. He is a Fellow of APA, and was president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology in 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his doctorate from City University of New York. Dr. Beins was director of precollege and undergraduate education at APA from 2000 to 2002. He now serves on APA’s Board of Educational Affairs and on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Psychological Association. During his career, he has published over 125 journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and other print and electronic material, and has given approximately 175 conference presentations. Dr. Beins founded the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology in 1994. He also participated in the St. Mary’s Conference in 1991, in the Psychology Partnerships Project in 1999, and in the second National Conference on Undergraduate Education in June 2008 at the University of Puget Sound.

Brian K. Bridges, PhD
American Council on Education

Dr. Bridges is the Associate Director of the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity for the American Council on Education (ACE). Prior to coming to ACE, Dr. Bridges served as an assistant professor of higher education administration at The George Washington University and prior to that he worked in various roles at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, culminating as Associate Director. While at the Center, he coordinated the Building Engagement and Attainment of Minority Students (BEAMS) Project for the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and managed the annual NSSE survey administration. Since joining ACE, Dr. Bridges has served as lead author on the monograph, Broadening the Leadership Spectrum: Advancing Diversity in the American College Presidency, and has co-coordinated the Bridging the Gap Initiative designed to cultivate collaboration between multicultural education and internationalization on college campuses.

Andrés Consoli, PhD
San Francisco State University

Dr. Consoli is a professor and associate chair in the Department of Counseling, College of Health and Human Services, at San Francisco State University and a visiting professor in the Department of Psychology at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Born and raised in Argentina, Dr. Consoli received a licenciatura degree in clinical psychology at the Universidad de Belgrano, a masters and doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and postdoctoral training in behavioral medicine at Stanford University. He is the president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology (7/2007-6/2009) and a former member of the executive board of the National Latina/o Psychological Association. Dr. Consoli’s professional and research interests involve international collaborations, multicultural supervision, psychotherapy integration and training, systematic treatment selection, values in psychotherapy, access and utilization of mental health services within a social justice framework, and the development of a bilingual mental health workforce.

Linda J. Demaine, JD, PhD
Arizona State University

Dr. Demaine is associate professor of law and affiliate professor of psychology at Arizona State University (ASU). She is founder and director of ASU's Law and Psychology Graduate Program. Before ASU, Dr. Demaine was a behavioral scientist and policy analyst at RAND, where she led and participated in diverse projects, including an analysis of biotechnology patents and the strategic use of deception and other psychological principles in defense of critical computer networks. Dr. Demaine has held an American Psychological Association (APA) Congressional Fellowship, through which she worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI and DOJ oversight, judicial nominations, and legislation. She has also held an APA Science Policy Fellowship, working with the CIA's Behavioral Sciences Unit on issues involving cross-cultural persuasion. Dr. Demaine's research interests include the empirical analysis of law, legal procedure, and legal decision making; the application of legal and psychological perspectives to social issues; ethical, legal, and social issues deriving from advances in technology; and information campaigns and persuasion.

Louise Douce, PhD
The Ohio State University

Dr. Douce is currently the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of the Counseling and Consultation Service at The Ohio State University. She holds an Adjunct academic appointment in Psychology and maintains a small private practice in the community. She has served as Board member, Vice Chair and Treasurer of APPIC; Board member, Secretary and President of ACCTA, Division 44 representative to the Joint Council for Professional Education in Psychology and delegate to the APPIC Conferences on Predoctoral Internships, Postdoctoral Training, Supply and Demand and Competencies. In addition to being a Fellow of Division 17, she is a member of Divisions 35, 44, 45, and 52. She is the Past President of the Society of Counseling Psychology/Division 17 and participated in the Task Force on Multicultural Competencies. She maintains commitment to the promotion of psychology across the educational spectrum and the training of psychologists for the future.

Sue Frantz, MA
Highline Community College

Professor Frantz has 16 years experience teaching in community colleges in Kansas, New Mexico and Washington State. Since 2001, she has been at Highline Community College, near Seattle. While she began teaching community college classes as a way to make ends meet during graduate school, she soon realized that she was in her element. Her greatest satisfaction in teaching comes from hearing the diverse mix of community college students in her classes recount how they have applied psychological concepts to their daily lives. The part of King County in which Highline is located is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse areas in the country. Professor Frantz typically has students from Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa in every class.

Uwe P. Gielen, PhD
St. Francis University

Dr. Gielen studied sociology at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin, Germany, and subsequently received a Master’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University in the United States. He also holds a PhD in social psychology from Harvard University, where he completed his dissertation on the moral reasoning of radical German students under the guidance of the late Lawrence Kohlberg. Dr. Gielen is a professor of psychology and director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology, which he founded at St. Francis College in 1998. He has also taught at Shanghai Normal University, China; Padua University, Italy; Montfort College, India; Fordham University, New York, and has lectured in 32 countries. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the New York Academy of Sciences. In addition, he has served as president of the International Council of Psychologists, the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, and the International Psychology Division (52) of the American Psychological Association.

María del Pilar Grazioso, MA
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Ms. Grazioso is the director of the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology and Mental Health at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. She has also she has served as Director of the Department of Psychology, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and of the University College. She graduated with a secondary teacher’s diploma, a Licenciatura in Psychology from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, a master’s degree from University of Houston and is currently finishing her doctoral degree from Universidad de San Luis, Argentina. Some of her training and education was in Baylor College of Medicine, Arizona State University, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Fundación Aiglé, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has worked teaching, supervising, consulting in educational, developmental and clinical/counseling psychology as well as in developing projects and conducting research in private and academic settings in Guatemala. She is the Executive Secretary for the region of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean of the Interamerican Society of Psychology and the chair of the Organizing committee for the XXXII Interamerican Congress of Psychology. She belongs to the American Psychological Association, Division 52, the Guatemalan Association of Psychologists, National Latino Psychological Association and American Counseling Association.

Madeleine F. Green, PhD
American Council on Education

Dr. Madeleine Green leads internationalization initiatives at ACE and its Center for International Initiatives. Her area of expertise includes higher education management, leadership and governance issues. Dr. Green is widely published on higher education issues. Her recent publications include Venturing Abroad: Delivering U.S. Degrees through Overseas Branch Campuses and Programs (2007), A Handbook for Advancing Comprehensive Internationalization: What Institutions Can Do and What Students Should Learn (2006), Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing the Disciplines  (2006), Building a Strategic Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization (2005); Internationalizing the Campus: A User's Guide (2003); and the On Change series. She has also authored numerous books and articles on leadership and management in higher education. Dr. Green served as interim president of Mount Vernon College (DC) from 1990-91. She also served as member of the board of trustees of Wilson College (PA) from 1988 to 1993 and at Sweet Briar College (VA) from 1994 to 2002, and is currently a board member at Juniata College (PA), and the International Association of Universities. She holds a BA from Harvard University and a PhD.

Judy E. Hall, PhD
National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology

Dr. Hall is Executive Officer of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and namesake for their Early Career Psychologist Award in honor of her commitment to professional development. She is an internationally recognized expert on credentialing in psychology, and the co-editor of a recently published book:  Global Promise: Quality Assurance and Accountability in Professional Psychology. Dr. Hall also served on the BEA/CIRP Task Force to address APA's role in international quality assurance for psychology education and training.

Nadia T. Hasan, MA
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
Ms. Hasan is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron and a psychology intern at Michigan State University’s Counseling Center. She earned her BS in psychology from the University of Florida in 2002, and her MA in psychology from The University of Akron in 2005. Ms. Hasan is the Chair for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS; 2006-2009). She currently serves as the APAGS Member on the APA Board of Directors and the APA Council of Representatives. Ms. Hasan research interests include women and leadership, international students, the internationalization of psychology, multicultural counseling, gender issues in psychotherapy, and psychology education and training. She is lead editor, along with Nadya Fouad and Carol Williams-Nickelson, on the APA book called, Studying Psychology in the United States: Expert Guidance for International Students. Currently, Hasan is completing her dissertation on the impact of sexism on women’s leadership self-efficacy and motivation to pursue future leadership opportunities.

Puncky Paul Heppner, PhD
University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Heppner is Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Multicultural Research, Training and Consultation since 1998, and the inaugural co-chair of the International Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology. He has published over 130 articles/book chapters, and five books. He has made hundreds of presentations at national conferences, and delivered over 40 invited presentations in 14 countries. In addition, Dr. Heppner has served on several national/international editorial boards, including editor of The Counseling Psychologist. Dr. Heppner is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (Divisions 17 and 52) and the American Psychological Society. In 2005/6 he served as President of the Society of Counseling Psychology. He has been honored to receive a named professorship and several awards for his leadership, research, teaching, mentoring, international work, and promoting diversity and social justice issues; he has been the recipient of three Fulbright awards.

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD
Florida State University

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD is professor and chair of the department of medical humanities and social sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine. She received her BA in psychology from Cornell University and her PhD. in clinical psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook. She was a 2001-2002 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, working in the office of Hillary Rodham Clinton. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.  Dr. Johnson has numerous publications in the areas of pediatric psychology and clinical health psychology. She is considered an expert in the areas of medical regimen adherence, behavioral aspects of childhood diabetes, and the psychological impact of genetic screening on children and families. She has over 25 years of research funding from the National Institutes of Health, including a Research Career Development Award, and has received grants from the Fetzer Institute and the American Diabetes Association. She is currently chair of the US National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Sciences and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association.

Frederick Leong, PhD
Michigan State University

Dr. Leong is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored over 115 articles in various psychology journals, 70 book chapters and also edited or co-edited 10 books. Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural, cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work adjustment. He is the immediate past president of APA’s Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues).  He is currently serving on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee and the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force. He is the 2007 co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

Anthony J. Marsella, PhD
University of Hawaii

Dr. Marsella is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii.  He currently serves as Past President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Dr. Marsella has published 14 edited books and more than 190 book chapters, journal articles and technical reports in the areas of cultural and international psychology and psychopathology. Many of his recent publications are concerned with addressing global social and political challenges. He has served as an international visiting professor in Australia, China, India, Korea and the Philippines, and as a national visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University and Clemson University. He supervised 96 doctoral dissertations and masters theses during his academic career. The Psychologists for Social Responsibility created the Anthony J. Marsella Prize for Peace and Social Justice to honor his work in 2004. In 1997, Soka University of Japan presented him with its Medal of Highest Honor Award for his contributions to peace and social justice. In 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen (Doctoris Honoris Causas) for his contributions to international understanding and peace.

Maureen McCarthy, PhD
Kennesaw State University

Dr. McCarthy joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University after having served as the Executive Associate Director for Undergraduate and Precollege Programs at the American Psychological Association. While serving in this position she was instrumental in advancing the Guidelines for Undergraduate Psychology and the revision of the High School Standards for Psychology. Dr. McCarthy serves as the Principal Investigator for the Online Psychology Laboratory. Dr. Maureen McCarthy earned her PhD in research and evaluation from Oklahoma State University. She is also an evaluator for the APA Department Consultant Service. Related publications include a framework for measuring scientific inquiry in psychology. She is a Division 2 Fellow in the American Psychological Association and a member of the Association for Psychological Science. Research and professional interests include pedagogy, measurement of moral reasoning and perception. She currently serves as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Christa Olsen, PhD
American Council on Education

Dr. Olson is currently the Associate Director of the Center for International Initiatives at the American Council of Education. She currently directs the Bridging the Gap Between Multicultural Education and Internationalization and oversees the ACE Internationalization Collaborative and the Leadership Network on International Education. Her publications include: At Home in the World: Bridging the Gap Between Internationalization and Multicultural Education (with Rhodri Evans and Robert Shoenberg); A Handbook for Advancing Comprehensive Internationalization: What Institutions Can Do and What Students Should Learn and Building a Strategic Framework for Comprehensive Internationalization (with Madeleine Green and Barbara Hill); Internationalizing the campus:  A user’s guide (with Madeleine Green). She earned her PhD in French with a francophone focus from Stanford University and attended a postdoc summer institute at the Université de Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal.   Before coming to ACE, Dr. Olson was a professor at New Jersey City University, an urban institution in Jersey City, New Jersey where she taught French, Intercultural Studies and Women’s Studies.  

Dr. Olson has recently been awarded a North American Studies Fulbright and will be hosted by McGill University, Spring 2009. Her research project is titled: Making the Link: An Exploration of the Impact of North American Educational Partnerships. This project intends to make this link more explicit and to provide additional tools to enable institutional leaders to maximize the impact of such partnerships on campus internationalization.  

Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP
University of Florida

Dr. Rozensky is currently Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. He served as chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at Florida from 1998 to 2006. Dr. Rozensky is Board Certified in both Clinical and Clinical Health Psychology. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings and has published five books, numerous chapters and peer reviewed journal articles on health psychology and professional issues. He served on APA’s Board of Directors and is a past chair of both the Board of Educational Affairs and Board of Professional Affairs.  Dr. Rozensky's honors include APA Fellow (Divisions 1, 12, 29, 31, 38, 42); APA's Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy; Outstanding Educator (Division 12, Section VIII - APAHC); Outstanding International Psychologist (Division 52); Distinguished Practitioner, National Academy of Practice; Distinguished Psychologist, Illinois; and Invited Plenary Speaker, The National Meeting of the Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology, United Kingdom, Oxford, England.

Dr. David Sachau, PhD
Minnesota State University

Dr. Sachau is professor and director of the Graduate Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Minnesota State University (MSU). He is also Director of the Organizational Effectiveness Research Group at MSU. The OERG provides management consulting services to national and regional organizations. Dr. Sachau has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Utah. His research interests include intrinsic motivation, self-presentation strategies and work-life balance.

Sandra (Sandy) Shullman, PhD
Executive Development Group

Dr. Shullman has had a distinguished career working with senior executives and executive teams in a wide range of national and multinational, public and private organizations. She has degrees from Dickinson College (mathematics), Harvard University (counseling) and a PhD in counseling psychology with organizational emphasis from The Ohio State University. She is currently Managing Partner of the Columbus office of the Executive Development Group, an international leadership development and consulting firm. Dr. Shullman has served as a member of the APA Board of Directors, chair of the APA Board of Professional Affairs, President of the Ohio Psychological Association, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the APA Foundation and as a member of the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Shullman is an APA Fellow of SCP and has been honored with the Society’s John Black Award and the Woman of the Year Award.

Michael J. Stevens, PhD, DHC
Illinois State University

Dr. Stevens is a professor of psychology at Illinois State University and licensed clinical psychologist.  He is Past-President of the APA’s Division of International Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Division and received its Outstanding Mentor and Recognition awards.  He is an honorary professor at The Lucian Blaga University in Romania, where he completed Fulbright and IREX grants and received a Doctor Honoris Causa degree. He has been invited to speak in Argentina, China, Cyprus, Finland, Guatemala, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Uruguay and Vietnam. Recent scholarship on international psychology includes the Handbook of International Psychology (2004), Toward a Global Psychology (2007), and Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (2005-2008). Most recently, Dr. Stevens was keynote speaker at the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology on internationalizing the psychology curriculum and was invited to speak about the training of international psychologists at the International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology.

Richard Velayo, PhD
PACE University

Dr. Velayo obtained his PhD in Psychology and Education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, specializing in Cognitive Psychology and Educational Technology. He obtained his MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the University of the Pacific, a BA in Psychology and Sociology-Anthropology from De La Salle University (magna cum laude), Manila, Philippines. Dr. Velayo has taught at Montana State University, University of Michigan, and De La Salle University before coming to Pace University as a full-time faculty member of the Psychology Department. His scholarly interests focus on multimedia technology as pedagogical tools in classroom instruction. His other scholarly interests are in learning, cognition, and motivation focusing on the following: instructional modality and learning processes, the effects of cognitive-motivational characteristics on learning, memory and strategy use, critical thinking strategies in learning contexts, and applications of Internet and multimedia technology in academic contexts.  He has published in many peer-reviewed journals and his scholarly works have been presented in various regional and national conferences.