Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Get Involved in STP!

If you’re an STP member interested in becoming more involved in STP activities then you’ve come to the right place. STP is committed to providing opportunities to as many of its members as possible to participate in STP initiatives. Whenever there’s a committee, taskforce, or working group vacancy, this will be one of the places where the vacancy is announced. In the meantime, here’s a partial list of executive committee members and their areas of responsibilities. If you click on each name, you’ll be directed to that person’s email address. Even if there is no current vacancy, you should feel free to contact one or more of these individuals to express your interest in serving on a specific committee. If you’re a nonmember visitor to this site and are interested in getting involved with STP, then by all means return to the homepage and submit your membership application online. We welcome anyone interested in the teaching of psychology.

Current Service Opportunities

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting self nominations for one new member of the six-member Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee.  Nominees must be member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, have completed their doctoral degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting January 1, 2016.  Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please reply by December 7, 2015, to Elizabeth Mazur, Chair, STP IRA Committee at

 The purpose of the Instructional Resource Awards is twofold: (1) to stimulate the development of teaching resource materials that can be subsequently duplicated and distributed to interested teachers of psychology by the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, and (2) to encourage instructional research relevant to the teaching of psychology at the university, college, community college, or high school level that can be distributed through the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources for Psychology. The deadline for decisions for the current cycle is February 1, 2016. 

For more information about the Instructional Resource Award program, visit its webpage on the Society's members’ web site under “Awards” at  You also may contact Dr. Elizabeth Mazur at Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus at

STP Diversity Committee Seeks New Members

The STP Diversity Committee is searching for new members. The mission of the committee is "to oversee and assess all Society activities related to diversity issues, including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession." The Committee's objective includes "building community among and supporting diversity-oriented scholars and teachers, perhaps beginning with conference discussions/presentations." The entire group convenes via phone conference biannually; additional meetings are held when necessary. Subcommittees meet as needed to complete set tasks. If you are interested please send your vita and a statement of interest to Kathy Keefe-Cooperman at

STP International Relations Committee Seeks New Members

The STPInternational Relations Committee seeks 1-3 new members to serve a 3 year term starting January 1, 2016. Members may elect to serve a second term. The committee's charge is to: oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including, but not limited to, internationalizing membership, integration of international issues into the curriculum, and attracting members of international communities to psychology as a major and a profession. The IRC site is at: Send inquiries with your vitae and international experience, research, and teaching to IRC Chair Dr. Martha S. Zlokovich at Deadline November 15, 2015.

STP Membership Committee Seeks New Members
The STP Membership Committee (MC)  is looking for one new member to replace a member who is rotating off. The term is three years (2016-2018). The MC is charged with examining ways to increase new members as well as retention of current members. They are currently helping introduce new members to STP resources as well as designing inserts to advertise STP Resources in the ToP journal. If you are interested in serving, please email Kara Sage - Chair of the Membership Committee - at Please put STP Membership Committee in the subject line. Please send a CV as well as a statement of interest in serving on this committee. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2015. Position starts January 1, 2016.

Early Career Psychologists Committee
STP is now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for two new members of the STP Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Committee. Nominees must be members of STP, within ten (10) years post-doctorate or within ten (10) years of beginning full-time college teaching, whichever comes first, and willing to commit to a three-year term (starting January, 2016) to work with the VP for Membership to promote the interests of early career psychologists. Nominations should include a CV, the name of two references and a one-page statement of interest. Please reply by November 1, 2015 to For more information about the committee, please check out our web site:


Sue Frantz (, Vice President for Resources

  • Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP), Project Syllabus, ToPIX, Department Consulting Service, Professional Development Committee, Teaching of Psychology, E-books, STP website, e-Xcellence in Teaching, This Is How I Teach Blog

Aaron Richmond (, Vice President of Programming

  • Annual Conference on Teaching, E-Workshops, Regional Conference Programming, STP Program at APA, STP Program at APS, G. Stanley Hall Lectures, STP Program at SPSP, NITOP Coordinator, SoTL Writing Workshop Coordinator, Conference Speaker Grant Program

Diane Finley (, Vice President for Membership

Beth Schwartz (, Vice President for Recognitions and Awards

  • Fellows Committee, Teaching Awards Committee, Small Partnerships Grants, Early Career Psychologists Travel Grants, Instructional Resource Awards, SoTL Awards Committee

Susan Nolan (, Vice President for Diversity and International Relations

  • Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee
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