Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD
LIWP Clinical/Consulting Planning Committee
Dr. Cantor served as the 105th president of the American Psychological Association in 1996-1997. She is currently president of the American Psychological Foundation and serves as a trustee of Rutgers University. Recently, Dr. Cantor was inducted in the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
A 1976 graduate of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, Dr. Cantor previously served on the Board of Directors of APA and as chair, APA Insurance Trust. She organized and chaired both the APA Committee on Urban Initiatives and the Task Force on the Changing Gender Composition of Psychology. She is a past-president of the New Jersey Psychological Association and for five years served as director, professional affairs for the association. Dr. Cantor is a co-founder of Women in Psychology for Legislative Action, a national PAC. She has been a member of the board of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.
Dr. Cantor has a private practice in Westfield, N.J. She has written or edited six books and numerous articles, focusing on women's issues and advocacy. Her most recent books are "Finding Your Voice" and "What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up?" She has also appeared as an expert on countless television shows, including Good Morning America, Prime Time Live, and the TODAY Show, as well as other shows on CNBC and the Fox News Channel. She is long married, and has two children and five grandchildren.