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APA Science boards and committees: 2013 members

Groups advise APA in its mission to advance psychological science.

The American Psychological Association (APA) has various governance groups that help guide its policies and activities related to the advancement of psychological science. The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA), whose members are selected by the APA Council of Representatives, is concerned with all aspects of psychology as a science and serves as the primary advisory body for the APA Science Directorate. Affiliated with BSA are four committees, each of which focuses on a specific area, and the Science Student Council, composed of graduate students.

The 2013 memberships of these bodies are shown below. Further information about each group’s mission can be found on its webpage. Each group meets formally twice per year as well as interacts informally throughout the year. All psychologists are encouraged to share their suggestions and questions about APA’s support of science with any members of these governance groups.

Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA)

  • Chair Jalie A. Tucker, University of Alabama (2011-13)

  • Phillip L. Ackerman, Georgia Institute of Technology (2011-13)

  • Geraldine Downey, Columbia University (2013-15)

  • Kathleen Y. Haaland, University of New Mexico/VA Medical Center (2011-13)

  • Martin Y. Iguchi, Georgetown University (2012-14)

  • Leah L. Light, Pitzer College (2012-14)

  • Saul Shiffman, University of Pittsburgh (2013-15)

  • Frank C. Worrell, University of California at Berkeley (2013-15)

  • Sheldon Zedeck, University of California at Berkeley (ret.) (2012-14)

Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE)

  • Chair Allyson Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012-14)

  • Marilyn E. Carroll, University of Minnesota (2012-14)

  • Gary L. Dunbar, Central Michigan University (2011-13)

  • Kenneth J. Leising, Texas Christian University (2013-15)

  • Wendy J. Lynch, University of Virginia (2013-15)

  • Rodney A. Swain, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2011-13)

Committee on Human Research (CHR)

  • Chair Barbara H. Stanley, Columbia University (2010-14)

  • James DuBois, Saint Louis University (2013-15)

  • Janine M. Jennings, Wake Forest University (2013-15)

  • Cheryl A. King, University of Michigan (2013-15)

  • Daniel C. Marson, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010-13)

  • Vivian Ota Wang, Bethesda, Md. (2010-14)

  • Frank Y. Wong, Emory University (2010-13)

Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment (CPTA)

  • Chair Samuel O. Ortiz, St. Johns University (2011-13)

  • Charlene Alexander, Ball State University (2012-14)

  • Winfred E. Arthur, Jr., Texas A&M University (2013-15)

  • Desiree Byrd, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2013-15)

  • Richard I. Frederick, U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners (2011-13)

  • Marc A. Norman, University of California, San Diego (2012-14)

  • Abigail T. Panter, University of North Carolina (2013-15)

  • Amy Elizabeth Schmidt, Educational Testing Service (2011-13)

  • Nancy T. Tippins, Valtera Corporation (2012-14)

Committee on Scientific Awards (COSA)

  • Chair Susan Fiske, Princeton University (2011-13)

  • Robert A. Bjork, University of California, Los Angeles (2012-14)

  • Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago (2013-15)

  • Gary P. Latham, University of Toronto (2012-14)

  • Steven Maier, University of Colorado (2011-13)

  • Scott M. Monroe, University of Notre Dame (2013-15)

Ad Hoc Science Student Council (APASSC)

  • Chair Rachel Manes, City University of New York (2011-13)

  • Casey Calhoun, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2012-14)

  • Gina Fernandez, George Mason University (2011-13)

  • Jason Fuchs, University of Vermont (2012-2014)

  • Stephen Mistler, Arizona State University (2011-13)

  • Elizabeth Necka, University of Chicago (2012-2014)

  • Evgeniya ‘Jenny’ Pavlova, University of South Florida (2011-13)

  • Noreen Watson, Texas Tech University (2012-14)