Speakers for the 2010 APA Education Leadership Conference

Nadya A. Fouad, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Fouad is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and training director of the Counseling Psychology program there. She is editor of The Counseling Psychologist. She was recipient in 2003 of the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research, and the 2009 APA Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award and Janet Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship. She was President of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) from 2000-2001, and previously served as Vice President for Diversity and Public Interest (1996-1999). She is a past chair of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (2003-2007). She was a member and chair of the Board of Educational Affairs (2004-2006). She has been chair of the Competencies Workgroup (2006- present). She serves on the editorial boards of the, Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Career Assessment. She has published articles and chapters on cross-cultural vocational assessment, career development of women and racial/ethnic minorities, interest measurement, cross-cultural counseling and race and ethnicity. She served as co-chair (with Patricia Arredondo) of the writing team for the Multicultural Guidelines on Education, Training, Practice, Research and Organizational Change, which were approved by the American Psychological Association in August, 2002 and published in the American Psychologist in May, 2003.

Joan Getman, MS

Cornell University
Joan Getman is Sr. Strategist for Learning Technologies at Cornell University. Her goal is alignment of services with best practices, and current and emerging technologies. She does strategic planning for pilots, communicates evaluation findings and project outcomes, makes recommendations for improving and adding faculty services, cultivates partnerships across CIT and campus that leverage activities with similar goals and diverse sponsors, and facilitates faculty discussion of innovations in teaching with technology. Joan has a B.A. in Film and Psychology and an M.S. in Communication and Instructional Design.

Art Graesser, PhD

University of Memphis
Dr. Graesser is a professor in the Department of Psychology and co-director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at San Diego. His primary research interests are in cognitive science, discourse processing, and the learning sciences. More specific interests include knowledge representation, question asking and answering, tutoring, text comprehension, reading, inferences, conversation, education, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. He served as editor of the journal Discourse Processes (1996–2005) and is the current editor of Journal of Educational Psychology. He is current president of the Society for Text and Discourse and the previous president of the International Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education. He and his colleagues have developed and tested software in learning, language, and discourse technologies, including AutoTutor, Coh-Metrix, Operation ARIES!, and Question Understanding Aid (QUAID).

Todd Gravois, PhD

ICAT Resources®
Dr. Gravois is the President and CEO of ICAT Resources®. Dr. Gravois is a sought after trainer, researcher and consultant, working with over 500 schools in nine states to develop and implement high-quality support services for students and teachers. He is co-author of Instructional Consultation Teams: Collaborating for Change, as well as numerous chapters and articles on creating systems of support for teachers and students.

Larry Gruppen, PhD

University of Michigan
Larry Gruppen is Chair of the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School where he holds an endowed chair as the Josiah Macy, Jr., Professor of Medical Education. His research interests center around the development of expertise, knowledge and performance assessment, self-regulated learning, evidence-based medicine and educational leadership development. He has held the offices of president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education and chair of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Central Group on Educational Affairs. He was also the founding Chair of the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics in medical education, presents regularly at national and international professional meetings, and was recognized for his career productivity by the AAMC’s Central Group for Educational Affairs’ Medical Education Laureate Award.

Jane S. Halonen, PhD

University of West Florida
Jane S. Halonen is a clinical psychologist who has been serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of West Florida for the past 8 years. A Fellow of Division 2, Jane's research agenda involves faculty development issues as well as psychology curriculum. She has been actively involved in standard setting projects for the APA over the past 20 years. Her textbook with John Santrock, Your Guide to College Success, is in its sixth edition.

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD

Emory University School
Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Vice Chair, Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System, was a Primary Care Public Policy Fellow through the United States Public Health Service and a fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program. A member of the APA Board of Directors, Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology, and President of the American Board of Professional Psychology, she is Past President of APA’s Divisions of Clinical Psychology, Family Psychology, and Psychotherapy. She received APA’s Distinguished Contributions for Education and Training Award and an APA Presidential Citation. Former Chair of APPIC, she received APPIC’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Training. The recipient of grants from CDC, NIH, and SAMHSA, she has published 250 articles. A member of Rosalynn Carter’s Mental Health Advisory Board, she is a recognized expert in suicide, family violence, depression, and psychology education and training. Dr. Kaslow is the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet and a frequent media guest.

Janet Matthews, PhD

University of Mississippi
Dr. Matthews received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the She is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist & Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University New Orleans. She has been actively involved in organized psychology since receiving her doctorate having served on many APA governance groups and task forces. Within APA she has chaired the former Committee on Undergraduate Education, The Membership Committee, the Board of Professional Affairs, & the Policy and Planning Board as well as being elected as a member-at-large to the APA Board of Directors. She has also served as chair of her state’s psychology licensing board. She is the current chair of the Board of Educational Affairs. She has served as president of APA’s Division 2 & Southwestern Psychological Association, and is the current president-elect of APA’s Division 31. Her publications include three textbooks and numerous journal articles. She is married to psychologist, Lee H. Matthews, who has just been appointed to a term on Louisiana’s psychology licensing board making them the first Louisiana psychologist couple to have both received such appointments.

Paul Mazmanian, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Mazmanian, serves as Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His studies include the continuum of medical education, from admissions through practice, and they involve the VCU Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety and the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research. In December 2010, Dr. Mazmanian will complete his tenth and final year as Editor, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Kim I. Mills, MA

American Psychological Association
Kim I. Mills is associate executive director of public and member communications for the American Psychological Association. In this post, Mills oversees media relations and the award-winning website, among other duties. Before joining APA in 2007, Mills spent two years as director of communications and public affairs at Whitman-Walker Clinic, the largest HIV/AIDS service provider in the D.C. metro area.

Earlier, Mills spent eight years with the Human Rights Campaign,acting as a key spokesperson for the organization. She has extensive media experience, including appearances on CNN, “Good Morning America,” “Hannity and Colmes,” CSPAN and the BBC, to name a few.

Earlier in her career, Mills spent 14 years as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, based first in New York and later in Washington. Her work has appeared in numerous other publications, including The Washington Post, the American Journalism Review, MSNBC.com and the Harvard Business Review.

Mills holds a B.A. in biology from Barnard College and a master’s in journalism from New York University.

Rick Morris, PhD CPsych

College of Psychologists of Ontario
Dr. Rick Morris is the Deputy Registrar/Director, Professional Affairs for the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Morris’ numerous roles include staff responsibility for the Quality Assurance and Client Relations Committees, writing and editing the College’s e-Bulletin, and organizing the annual Barbara Wand Seminar in Professional Ethics, Standards and Conduct. He is best known among members for his work as practice advisor to both members of the College and the public who have ethical, practice or legislative queries. In this role, he makes numerous presentations to both member and non-member groups on a variety of professional practice topics. In February 2008, the Ontario Psychological Association presented Dr. Morris with the Barbara Wand Award for Excellence in the Area of Professional Ethics and Standards. Dr Morris is the Chair of ACPRO, the Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations; the national association of regulators of psychology in Canada.

David S. Riggs, PhD

Center for Deployment Psychology
Dr. Riggs is the Executive Director of the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP). A position he has held since the inception of the CDP in 2006. He also holds a position as a Research Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Riggs served as the Director of Training and Education for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) from 2008 to 2009.

Dr. Riggs earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas, his Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and completed a clinical psychology internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to taking the position with the Center for Deployment Psychology, Dr. Riggs held clinical research positions at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Center for PTSD at the Boston VA Medical Center. He also held academic appointments at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD

University of Florida
University of Florida, ABPP, is Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, where he served as departmental chair of eight years and Associate Dean for four years. He is the 2010 Chair of APA’s Commission on the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology. He served on the APA Board of Directors and chaired both the Board of Educational Affairs and Board of Professional Affairs. He is currently chair of HRSA’s Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages. Dr. Rozensky is board certified in both clinical and clinical health psychology [ABPP] and is the founding editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. He has published five textbooks on health psychology along with numerous chapters and journal articles.

M. David Rudd, PhD

University of Utah
Dr. Rudd is currently Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Science at the University of Utah, professor of psychology and scientific director of the National Center for Veterans Studies. He directs a $1.97 million grant from the Department of Defense targeting the treatment of suicidal soldiers at Fort Carson, Colorado. His undergraduate degree is from Princeton University. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Texas-Austin and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia under the direction of Aaron T. Beck. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of three professional societies, including the American Psychological Association (Division 12 and Division 29), the International Association of Suicide Research, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (a founding fellow). He was recently elected a Distinguished Practitioner and Scholar of the National Academies of Practice in Psychology. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rudd is an active researcher with over 170 publications and he has extensive experience in program evaluation. He has authored several books, including Treating Suicidal Behavior (2001, Guilford, 2nd printing in 2004) and Suicide Science: Expanding the Boundaries (2001, Kluwer Academic Publishers), the recently released, The Assessment and Management of Suicidality: A Pocket Guide (Professional Resource Press, 2006), and the soon to be released Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care (Springer, 2011). He has received a number of national and international awards for clinical practice and research and has served as a consultant and speaker around the globe. He has served as a consultant to a broad range of organizations and institutions, including the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Rudd has testified to U.S. House and U.S. Senate committees four times as an expert on veterans and active duty military mental health issues.