Stevenson named dean at Northern Arizona University

Michael R. Stevenson, PhD, became the dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University in July. Before joining the university, Stevenson was assistant to the president for institutional diversity and associate provost at Miami University in Ohio and chaired the department of psychological science at Ball State University in Indiana. Stevenson helped found the National Association for Diversity in Higher Education and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, which he currently edits.

Landrine to direct multicultural center

In July, Hope Landrine, PhD, joined the staff of the American Cancer Society as director of Multicultural Health Behavior. Her research will focus on health behavior, with a particular emphasis on disparities in cancer incidence and survival based on race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Landrine has a history of conducting tobacco-related research, particularly in the areas of youth and ethnicity. Her other interests include studying cultural differences, the health consequences of discrimination and the cultural tailoring of interventions. She previously served as a psychology professor at San Diego State University and as the research director of the university's Behavioral Health Institute.

Georgia psychologists tap Thomas as executive director

The Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) recently named Clark Thomas as its executive director. His previous experience includes work with Atlanta-based consulting firms to offer fund-raising, market research and strategic planning counsel to nonprofit organizations, both foreign and domestic. Most recently, Thomas served as senior director of operations and development for the Southern Council of Optometrists.

Grabert earns child development fellowship

Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families has selected John Grabert, PhD, to participate in its Leaders for the 21st Century Fellowship program. Grabert, a graduate of

Louisiana State University, works for the U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany. He oversees early intervention clinical services to military families stationed overseaswhose infants and young children have disabilities or special needs. During his two-year fellowship, Grabert intends to develop a training program to enable child-care workers to incorporate the social and emotional needs of infants and young children into their early intervention services.

Pierce completes term as APA Science Policy Fellow

APA's 2006-07 Science Policy Fellow Kathleen Pierce, PhD, completed her year-long placement with the Defense Department's Counterintelligence Field Activity in September and is continuing on as a full-time employee. Pierce earned her doctorate in social psychology from The Ohio State University in 2006, with secondary concentrations in political and quantitative psychology. Her research has focused on the mental perception and processing of social information, specifically the framing of information about racial and gender-based discrimination. In 2005, Pierce was an APA predoctoral summer research fellow at the Department of Defense, focusing on cultural issues in counterintelligence research.

Sherman joins California Board of Psychology

In June, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) appointed Richard Sherman, PhD, to the state's Board of Psychology. Sherman has been in private practice as a clinical and consulting psychologist specializing in individual, marital and family psychotherapy since 1976. Sherman served as principal for the Harris-Sherman Consulting Group from 2000 to 2003 and was a corporate consultant focusing on conflict resolution, team building and critical stress debriefings from 1993 to 2000.

Perri steps in as interim dean

Michael G. Perri, PhD, became interim dean of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions in June. Perri was appointed the college's associate dean for research in 2004 and he joined the college's faculty in 1990 as a professor in the department of clinical and health psychology. His current research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, focuses on treating obesity in underserved rural settings.

--D. Schwartz