TOPSS Speakers Bureau
The TOPSS Speakers Bureau provides an opportunity for high school and community college teachers to find and contact local psychologists who are available to visit psychology classrooms to speak with students. Speakers can discuss their careers and various experiences in psychology, including respective areas of research or expertise. The Speakers Bureau helps enable young students to learn more about psychology, and participating psychologists have the satisfaction of sharing their experiences with eager students.
This listing was updated in May 2013. It now includes an option showing which speakers are willing to Skype into a classroom for a talk.
Please contact Emily Leary Chesnes with any questions, or with the following information:
High School Teachers
Teachers can directly contact individual speakers listed in their regional bureau. If a speaker you contact through the TOPSS Speakers Bureau visits your school, please let us know so that we can better track speaker usage.
Psychologists interested in participating in the TOPSS Speakers Bureau should send us their name, contact information (including institution or affiliation) and area of expertise or experience. Please be sure to include your location.
Participating speakers should note that this is a volunteer program. Any visit to a school for classroom presentation should be done without seeking compensation.
TOPSS Speakers Bureaus by Region
Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia
Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Alaska, California, Hawai‘i, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
Additional Speakers Bureaus
Society for the Teaching of Psychology Master Teacher Speaker Program list
STP supports this program to provide support to small regional and local conferences to bring in Master Teachers to their meetings.
APA PSYCHE Speakers Bureau (APA Divisions 1, 2 and 52)
This national speaker bureau is designed to promote psychology through enhanced access of local groups to psychology experts in diverse specialties.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Speakers Bureau
To request a speaker send a note to Jennifer Ross, Speakers Bureau Coordinator.
The Society for Neuroscience
A list of neuroscientists in all states who have volunteered to come and speak to schools about their involvement in the sciences.
The National Register Legacy of Excellence DVD Series
This DVD series is a professionally produced resource for psychologists, trainees, and the public. This Legacy of Excellence series features 18 eminent psychologists discussing a diverse range of topics. The DVD series costs $30 and includes all 4 CDs.