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

Executive Director Position



The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (APA), invites applications for the position of Executive Director (ED). The appointment is for a 5-year term, beginning in January 2018. Once selected, the Director-Elect will begin working with the current ED. Minimum qualifications for the position include familiarity with STP, preferably having served in some capacity in the organization (e.g., officer, committee/task force chair), and working knowledge of key software applications (e.g., database, desktop publishing). The position includes an annual salary and a budget for clerical support and travel. The position is part-time. Workload varies throughout the year, with an average of approximately 12-18 hours per week.

The primary responsibilities of the Executive Director (ED) include, in collaboration with APA Division Services, managing and coordinating membership activities; facilitating all communication between STP and its constituents and outside entities; facilitating activities at the APA convention; and preparing periodic (e.g., biannual) reports of activities for the EC. The ED attends all meetings of the Executive Committee, including conference call meetings and two in-person meetings.

Further information about this position can be found on STP’s website ( ) and in the STP Policies and Procedures manual, which is available on the STP website.

Candidates should submit the following:

A letter of application detailing interest in the position and relevant experience and qualifications

A current curriculum vitae

Contact information for three individuals who can speak to qualifications for the position.

Application materials should be sent to Suzanne Baker at .

Deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2016.

Call for Nominations
The STP/Division Two Elections and Appointments Committee seeks nominations for the following key leadership positions: 
  • President-Elect – 1-year term beginning January 1, 2018, followed by a one-year presidential term and a one-year term as Past President 
  • Vice President for Programming – 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2018
  • Vice President for Resources – 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2018
  • Secretary – 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2018
  • Treasurer – 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2018
  • APA Council Representative – 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2018
  • APA Council Representative – 2-year term, beginning January 1, 2018

Descriptions of the responsibilities and further information about each position can be found on the STP/Division Two website in the Policy and Procedures Manual and the STP Bylaws. These documents are located in the Members Only section of the STP website.

Please nominate colleagues whom you believe have the experience, commitment and motivation to contribute to the success of our Society. Self-nominations are also encouraged. All nominees must be Fellows or Members of STP. APA Council Representatives must be members of the American Psychological Association; however, APA membership is not required for the other offices. Please note that nomination for an office does not guarantee the appearance of that nominee on the election ballot; the final slate of candidates is determined by the STP Elections and Appointments Committee.

Send all nominations to Suzie Baker, Elections and Appointments Committee Chair, at The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2016.

Call for Moderators: PsychTeacher Listserv 

STP is seeking new moderators for the PsychTeacher listserv. Duties of these positions include checking for listserv messages periodically during the day, reviewing submitted messages in rotation with other moderators, applying the listserv rules to proposed postings, and approving or rejecting messages according to the rules. Listserv rules and conduct guidelines are posted at and Online training will be provided.

Moderators may receive between zero and, perhaps, five messages per day, some requiring a reply to the sender stating the reason(s) for rejection and suggestions for changes that would permit posting to the listserv. Maximum time commitment would be about 10 to 15 minutes per day.

Applicants should be STP members and send a letter of interest and a CV to the chair of the Membership Communication Committee, Anna Ropp at Deadline for applications is November 20, 2016. Questions may be addressed to Ted Bosack at or Anna Ropp at


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 S. Richmond (, Vice President of Programming

  • Annual Conference on Teaching, Regional Conference Programming, STP Programming at APA, APS, SPSP, NITOP, G. Stanley Hall Lectures, SoTL Writing Workshop Coordinator, STP Programming at International Conferences, PTOP Listserv

Meera Komarraju (, Vice President for Membership

Amy Fineburg (, 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, Conference Speaker Grant Program

Susan Nolan (, Vice President for Diversity and International Relations

  • Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee
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