Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Early Career Psychology Committee

The Early Career Psychology (ECP) Committee is charged with spearheading activities and opportunities to aid Early Career professionals through education, training and networking, as well as representing ECP interests in division matters. Our goal is to help serve the needs of new faculty members as they develop their courses and research programs. Specifically we want to assist ECPs with faculty development issues while focusing on the importance of pedagogy and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

STP defines early career as a member who is within ten years of beginning teaching of psychology and who is not a student. Any STP member who meets this definition qualifies for the ECP resources described below.

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ECP Resources

General Resources for ECPs:



  •  A Compendium of Scales for Use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning The compendium is divided into two sections, 1) choosing, using, developing, and validating scales, and 2) scales for use in SoTL including a broad range of topics such as critical thinking, learning and self-efficacy, professor-student relationships, well-being, service learning, and student perceptions of learning and teaching. 
  • So you landed a job – What’s next: Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists.
  • Introductory Psychology Teaching Primer: A Guide for New Teachers of Psyc 101: Do you have to teach the introductory psychology course for the very first time and have a finite and limited amount of time to do so? How do you begin? What do you need? This primer is designed to answer these questions! If you are a graduate student or new faculty member approaching this course for the very first time, this is for you.

Journal Articles:

  • Good, J. J., Keeley, J. W., Leder, S., Afful, S. E., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013). Supporting Our Junior Faculty: Assessing the Concerns and Needs of Early Career Psychologists. Teaching of Psychology40(4), 340–345. 

External Resources:

    Teaching Awards & Funding for ECPs:

    Committee Members

    Current Members

    Courtney Gosnell

    Courtney Gosnell, Pace University (Chair)

    Dina Gohar

    Dina Gohar, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

    Ciara Kidder

    Ciara Kidder, Oregon State University

    Vishal Thakkar

    Vishal Thakkar, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Amanda Woodward

    Amanda Woodward, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

      Emeritus Members

      Stephanie Afful, Lindenwood University
      Sara Branch , Hobart and William Smith Colleges
      Bethany Fleck, Metropolitan State College of Denver
      Jessica Good, Davidson College
      Heather Hussey , North Central University
      Ho Phi Huynh , Armstrong State University
      Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
      Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University
      Sadie Lader, High Point University
      Julie Lazarra, Paradise Valley Community College
      Angela Legg , Pace University
      Karenna Malavanti, Baylor University
      Albee Mendoza, Delaware State University
      Molly Metz, University of TorontoLyra Stein, Rutgers University
      Janet Peters, Washington State University
      Christina Shane-Simpson, University of Wisconsin Stout
      Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, University of New England
      Daniel Storage, University of Denver 
      Jordan Troisi, The University of the South

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