The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (Division Two of APA) is pleased to announce the STP Civic Engagement Award. Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Consistent with APA's Citizen Psychologist initiative, this award recognizes leadership and engagement in applying psychological science to make a difference in communities at the local, national, or global level. This could be done directly through community involvement or indirectly by incorporating civic-engagement pedagogies (e.g., service-learning) into teaching.
2022 Award Recipient
Fanli Jia, Chair of the award committee, is pleased to announce that the recipient of STP’s 2022 Civic Engagement Award is Dr. Karen Z. Naufel, Professor of Psychology at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Naufel’s scholarship has helped students and teachers engage the public with the field of psychology. By applying psychological science to civic engagement, Dr. Naufel and her team (Squashing the Spread) have played a vital role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in her local community. In recognition of their work to build community partnerships, Statesboro's Mayor presented Dr. Naufel’s team (Squashing the Spread) with a Key to the City.
2022: Karen Z. Naufel, Georgia Southern University
2021: Justina Oliveira, Southern New Hampshire University
2020: Bethany Fleck Dillen, Metropolitan State University
Applications will be reviewed by STP’s Civic Engagement Award Committee. Each awardee will receive a plaque, a monetary award of US$1,500, and up to US$1,500 to attend STP's Annual Conference on Teaching if they do not have travel funds from other sources. The award is open only to STP members. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. STP reserves the right not to make an award if the STP Awards Committee believes no applicant is qualified in a particular year.
The deadline for nominations is February 10 of the award year. Applicants will receive notification of award decisions no later than March 1st of the award year. The award recipient will be invited to receive the award during STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching of the award year (typically held in October each year).
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Required documents for nominations/self-nominations:
Examples of Significant Contributions.
Please note that this is a list of examples, and it is not intended to be exhaustive.
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Please contact the Chair of the Committee on Civic Engagement Award (Dr. Fanli Jia) with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fanli Jia (Chair), Seton Hall University, New Jersey
Leah Gensheimer, Avila University, Missouri
Karen Longest, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma
Maria Mouratidis, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Maryland
Casey Swanson, Plymouth High School, Michigan