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 APPLICATIONS: Society for the Teaching of Psychology Director of Regional Programming

STP seeks a new Director for Regional Programming. APA has seven regional psychological associations each of which has an annual meeting/conference. The Director of Regional Programing works together with the STP regional coordinator for each conference and the STP’s Vice President of Programming to develop and facilitate teaching of psychology programming at the regional conferences. To this end, the director travels to each of the regional conferences one time during the three-year term. The director also participates on the Harry Kirke Wolfe and G. Stanley Hall Lecture committee, contributes to the STP newsletters and TOPNEWS monthly, and works with STP’s executive committee on special initiatives as needed.

The current Director of Regional Programming will mentor the incoming Director. The position is a 3-year term starting January 1, 2018 and ending January 1, 2021. STP pays for all travel up to $4500 per year and for the first year provides one course release up to $4000.

Candidates for this job should be willing and able to travel, should enjoy meeting new people, enjoy engaging in social networking, and be a successful communicator via in-person, email, and telephone. Additionally, the candidate should be comfortable speaking to large audiences on behalf of STP to recruit new members and introduce STP speakers and programs.

Additional Qualifications:

  1. Must be an STP Member.
  2. Willing to travel to all regional APA conferences within a 3-year period.
  3. Preferably attend one of the regional APA conferences on a regular basis.
  4. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.

If interested, or if you have questions, please contact Aaron S. Richmond at

The application deadline is March 17th, 2017 

Please complete the application below and email it to Aaron S. Richmond by the deadline.

  1. Name:
  2. Email:
  3. Affiliation/state:
  4. Please list, if any, your past and present involvement with STP:
  5. A statement of why you are interested in this position and the qualities that will aid in your success.
  6. Please provide a current CV.


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 members of STP, have completed their doctoral degrees, and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting February 1, 2017.  Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please reply by January 15, 2017 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 applications for the current cycle is February 1, 2017. 

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

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;; 607-274-7386. All materials must be received by May 1, 2017.  


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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