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 / Applications for Teaching of Psychology Editor
The Executive Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology announces that it is beginning the process of selecting a new editor for its journal, Teaching of Psychology. The editor normally serves a 6-year term and may be reappointed for a second term. Andrew Christopher will have completed two terms as Editor at the end of December 2020.  The Executive Committee seeks to appoint the next editor by the end of 2017 to allow for a smooth transition.   

The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who (a) are active members of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology; (b) have published in the area of teaching; (c) have previous experience as editor, associate editor, or reviewer for a professional journal; and (d) can commit ample time and other necessary resources to maintain the high quality of our journal.
Persons making nominations should do so in writing (or via email) to the Chair of the Search Committee and should ask nominees to send a letter of application detailing their relevant experience and qualifications for the position; a current copy of their curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three individuals who can speak to their qualifications for the position. Self-nominations (with applications) are invited. Letters of nomination and application materials should be sent to Dr. Jeffrey Holmes; Dept. of Psychology, 953 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850; jholmes@ithaca.edu; 607-274-7386. All materials must be received by May 1, 2017.  

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 bakersc@jmu.edu. The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2016.

Call for Member: STP Membership Committee 

The STP Membership Committee (MC)  is looking for one new member. The term is three years (2017-2019). 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 ksage@collegeofidaho.edu. 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 15, 2016. Position starts January 1, 2017.


Nominations being accepted for Associate Chair - Excellence in Teaching Awards

Please nominate a colleague or self-nominate for the position of Associate Chair, Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Associate Chair works with the current Chair, Eric Amsel of Weber State University, to coordinate the nominations, judging, and public recognition processes for the Excellence in Teaching Awards program with STP. The Associate Chair will become the Chair in January 2019 and serve a 3-year term as Chair. 

Nominees who have previously received an Excellence in Teaching Award from STP are strongly encouraged to apply, but other candidates will be considered. Anyone interested in nominating a colleague or self-nominating should send a vitae and cover letter to Eric Amsel, Chair, Excellence in Teaching Awards - eamsel@weber.edu by December 15, 2016.

Nominations being accepted for SoTL Writing Workshop Director

Please nominate a colleague or self-nominate for the position of SoTL Workshop Director with STP. The SoTL Coordinator oversees activities related to the scholarship of teaching and learning workshop held annually at the Annual Conference on Teaching, which includes recruiting mentors, reviewing applications of mentees, and running the two-day workshop. The ideal candidate should be someone who has previously attended the SoTL Workshop. Please send a vitae and cover letter to Regan Gurung, SoTL Coordinator - gurungr@uwgb.edu - by December 15, 2016.

Call for Applications: TWO OPEN POSITIONS on the Early Career Psychologists Committee

STP is now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for TWO new member of the STP Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Committee. Nominees must be members of STP, within 7 years of having completed their doctoral degrees, 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 who agree to be contacted, and a two-page maximum statement of interest in the position. Please address any past or current involvement in STP, attendance/presentations at STP conferences, and your ability/willingness to travel to at least one teaching conference each year for ECP Committee business. Please reply by December 31, 2016 to alegg@pace.edy or stp-ecp@teachpsych.org.

The ECP Committee is comprised of five members who are engaged in establishing their professional careers. The Vice President of RRR will serve as ex-officio member. The Committee is charged with spearheading activities and opportunities to aid ECPs through education, training and networking, and representing ECP interests in division matters. Possible projects include presentations and social hours at upcoming conferences, overseeing ECP travel/poster awards, as well as maintaining the current listserv and resources for ECPs.

Please direct any questions you may have about this committee to any of the current ECP Committee members:
Chair: Angela Legg, Pace University, alegg@pace.edu

Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, rajiv.jhangiani@kpu.edu

Heather Hussey, Northcentral University, hdhussy@gmail.com

Ho Huynh, Armstrong State University, ho.huynh@armstrong.edu

Lyra Stein, Rutgers University, lyra@rci.rutgers.edu

Call for Volunteers - Membership Communication Committee

STP’s Membership Communication Committee (MCC) is looking for one coordinator and one monitor to help with STP’s active Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/33366519348/). Both people should be available to monitor STP’s Facebook group.  Specific duties include responding to Facebook posts, approving new member requests, deleting inappropriate posts and banning inappropriate group members, and providing relevant STP resources on posts. The coordinator will have the additional tasks of coordinating the effort between the all the moderators, reporting to and working with the chair of MCC, assisting the MCC chair with choosing new monitors, responding to requests for posting about STP issues, and providing statistics on STP’s Facebook group. The three-year terms for these positions will begin in 2017. 

If you would like to apply for either of these positions, please send a cv and cover letter to the chair of MCC, Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu. Applications should include any relevant social media experience, if applicable. The deadline for applications for the coordinator position is January 15, 2017.


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Sue Frantz (sfrantz@highline.edu), 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 (arichmo3@msudenver.edu), 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 (meerak@siu.edu), Vice President for Membership

Amy Fineburg (afineburg@jefcoed.com), 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 (susan.nolan@shu.edu), Vice President for Diversity and International Relations

  • Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee
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