An eight-member Search Committee will begin interviewing candidates for APA's new chief executive officer and making recommendations to the Board of Directors this summer.
The Board-appointed CEO Search Committee is co-chaired by APA President-elect President Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, and Board Member Carol D. Goodheart, EdD. Its other six members are:
Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, APA's 1996 president and a private practitioner in Westfield, N.J.
William C. Howell, PhD, former executive director of science, now at Arizona State University.
Col. Larry James, PhD, chief of the department of psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Jill N. Reich, PhD, vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Bates College and a former APA executive director for education.
Richard Suinn, PhD, APA's 1999 president, emeritus professor, Colorado State University.
Derek Snyder, chair of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students and a doctoral student in neuroscience, Yale University.
The CEO position has been advertised in a broad array of publications. As of May 1, there were 97 applicants for the job. An APA-appointed search firm, Development Resource Group (DRG) of New York, is screening resumés and recommending qualified candidates to the Search Committee, which will make recommendations to APA's Board of Directors.
After its interviews, the board will nominate a final candidate to APA's Council of Representatives for a confirmation vote. To be officially appointed as the new CEO, the candidate must be approved by two-thirds of those council members who vote.
APA's current CEO, Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, will retire at the end of this year.