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

Director, Department Consulting Service (3-year term beginning January 2016).

The Director for Department Consulting Service provides recommendations of consultants to Psychology departments for curriculum (evaluation, development, designing/improving special programs or courses, fieldwork or honors); faculty (writing grant proposals, developing funding sources, writing for publication, promoting professional development, enhancing/evaluating teacher effectiveness); advising (student advising for career planning, graduate school preparation, changing enrollments, minority recruitment and retention); research facilities (designing psychology labs, designing teaching facilities, computer applications for courses, labs, or administration); and departmental program evaluation (self-assessments, program evaluation, department evaluation. The Director is also responsible for advertising services by posting to email lists, STP blog, and other publications; reviewing applications for new consultants and submitting nominated individuals to the APA Board of Educational Affairs for approval; maintaining a database of approved consultants; reviewing consultant evaluation forms submitted by departments; and submitting an annual report to the Vice President for Resources.

The Director processes approximately 35 requests for consultants annually.

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to STP’s Vice President for Resources Sue Frantz at Deadline for applications is November 15th.

Associate Editors, STP eBooks (2-year term beginning January 2016)

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology has established and is continuing to build its e-book publishing program (go to At present, we have 18 single-volume e-books in our portfolio, and two multi-volume editions). We also have four more-books currently underway.

The editorial board of our program is made up one editor-in-chief and six associate editors. At the end of last year (2014), three of our associate editors rotated off the board. STP is soliciting three new associate editors who will serve for a 2-year term as beginning January 1, 2016.

Associate editors are assigned two tasks. The first is to develop and/or edit one or more e-books that advance the causes of the Society during their term as an associate editor. This can be done in one of two ways.  First, you can take full responsibility for developing the topic, solicitation of authors, timeline, and final decisions regarding acceptability of manuscript for your e-book, which is entirely under your control. The second way is to edit an e-book that has come to us as an unsolicited proposal from colleagues.  In either case, the editor’s job is simply to serve in an oversight capacity— reading (and perhaps offer commentary) on your book just prior to the final draft stage.

The second task is to serve as a reviewer for unsolicited proposals. We receive several each year, but the task is not a time-consuming one. Our main job is to help the proposal author(s) take what we hope is a good idea and develop it into a truly useful and outstanding e-book.

If you have not looked over the home page for the Society’s e-book program lately, please do so. I think you will find that we’ve developed a really diverse, interesting, and practically functional portfolio of (free) e-books. In addition to the e-book(s) that you may develop or edit, we will continue to publish the series of E-xcellence-in-Teaching essays as well as the series of Teaching in Autobiography books.

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to STP’s eBook Editor-in-Chief Rick Miller at Deadline for applications is November 15th.

Co-Editor, This Is How I Teach Blog (3-year term beginning January 2016)

The co-editors of the This Is How I Teach blog invite members of STP to share with the blog’s readers how they teach using a standard set of questions. Co-editors make available on the STP website two blog posts per month.  Blogging experience is not needed.

To apply to join Maggie Thomas as co-editor please send a letter of application and CV to STP’s Vice President for Resources Sue Frantz at Deadline for applications is November 15th.

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 Recruitment, Retention, and Public Relations (RRR) 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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