2021 Presidential Task Forces

01 Jan 2021 12:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

2021 STP Presidential Task Forces

Susan A. Nolan, STP President (Seton Hall University)

Task Force on Integration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and International Initiatives Across STP: The task force will continue the work on DEI that 2020 President Amy Fineburg initiated. The task force will explore how to more fully integrate STP’s DEI and international initiatives in all we do, including membership, programming, awards, and resources. The task force will examine the structure of the organization, including whether there might be more explicit connections across the five Vice-Presidential areas or whether a new structure would help STP move away from the siloed nature of our current structure. The task force will use information from the newly implemented DEI assessments as well as any assessments that they implement. The task force also will offer suggestions to increase inclusion and equity, including with respect to internationalization, in all areas, including with respect to our membership, leadership, award/grant applicants, and invited speakers. For questions about this Task Force, please email: TF2021Diversity@teachpsych.org



Arlen Garcia (Task Force Chair)

Miami Dade College

Alex Borgella

Fort Lewis College

Ellen Carpenter

Virginia Commonwealth University

Millie Cordaro

Texas State University

Lindsay Masland

Appalachian State University

Molly Metz

University of Toronto

Jerry Mize

George Mason University

Judith Pena-Shaff

Ithaca College

Manisha Sawhney

University of Mary

Jaclyn Siegel

University of Western Ontario

Gabrielle Smith

Texas Woman’s University

Maaly Younis

University of Northern Colorado

Ali Ziegler

University of Alaska Southeast

Liaisons from Diversity Committee

Dina Gohar

University of Michigan

Jennifer Lovell

California State University Monterey Bay

Teceta Tormala (Chair, STP Diversity Committee)

Palo Alto University

Task Force for Resources for “Pivot Teaching”: The task force will gather, solicit, and publicize resources for “pivot teaching” – e.g., changing modalities mid-semester, accommodating individual students whose situation has changed, integrating more flexibility into courses generally. The resources might include information on shifting to online, hybrid, or HyFlex modalities, for providing online resources for students in a face-to-face course, and for communicating with students in flexible, creative, and inclusive ways. The task force will prioritize top-notch, evidence-based, student-centered teaching and learning as modalities and other conditions shift. For questions about this Task Force, please email: tf2021pivotteaching@teachpsych.org  



Jenel Cavazos (Task Force Chair)

University of Oklahoma

Bob DuBois

University of Tennessee

Jameice DeCoster

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Morton Ann Gernsbacher

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chris Hakala

Springfield College

Kelli Johnson

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Alison Melley

George Mason University

Richard Niolon

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Larry (Lawrence) Rudiger

University of Vermont

Wendy Schiff

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Inga Schowengerdt

Boston University

Asani Seawell

Pacific University – Oregon

Task Force on Statistical Literacy, Reasoning, and Thinking: Guidelines 2.0: STP’s initial peer-reviewed statistical literacy guidelines were published on the STP website in 2014 (see below for links). Since then, there have been far-reaching changes in the ways in which statistics are taught, and the ways in which changes in best practices for research methodology have driven how statistical analyses are approached. The task force will create updated STP guidelines for statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking to incorporate what we have learned from the open science movement, data ethics initiatives, and new analytical approaches. For questions about this task force, please email: TF2021Statistics@teachpsych.org

·       Statistical Literacy in the Introductory Psychology Course

·       Statistical Literacy in the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum

·       Statistical Literacy in Psychology: Resources, Activities, and Assessment Methods



Jess Hartnett (Task Force Chair)

Gannon University

Erin Freeman (Chair, Psych Majors Subcommittee)

University of Oklahoma

Garth Neufeld (Chair, Intro to Psych Subcommittee)

Cascadia College

Samantha Estrada Aguilera

University of Texas at Tyler

Kelly Goedert

Seton Hall University

Bryan Karazsia

The College of Wooster

Karen Naufel

Georgia Southern University

Janet Peters

Washington State University

Vimal Rao

University of Minnesota

Alison Young Reusser

Houghton College

Viji Sathy

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Raymond Shaw

Merrimack College

Raechel Soicher

Oregon State University

Tamarah Smith

Gwynedd Mercy University

Jodie Ullman

California State University-San Bernardino

Amanda Woodward

University of California, Riverside

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