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


Coordinator for SPSP Preconference on Teaching

STP programming is searching for an organized, motivated, and enthusiastic individual to be the coordinator of the STP preconference teaching workshop held in conjunction with the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference. Next year’s conference will be held in San Diego, California on January 28th -30th, 2016. The primary responsibility of the program coordinator is to coordinate all aspects of the preconference, including applying to SPSP to hold the preconference, soliciting, obtaining and coordinating invited speakers and submissions for presentations from attendees; coordinating registration of participants; coordinating with vendors to organize catering and audiovisual services; and organizing the event on the day of the preconference. The incoming coordinator will train for one year with a past coordinator, then continue to serve the remainder of their 3-year term beginning June 1, 2015. STP pays a travel stipend each year of up to $1200 to attend the SPSP conference.

If you are interested, please complete the application below and email it to Aaron S. Richmond at  by Friday, May 29th. Preference will be given to individuals who have attended the SPSP preconference teaching workshop in the past and are interested in becoming involved in STP.

In your application, please provide answers to the following questions/statements:

  • 1.     Please provide your name, email, phone number, and institutional affiliation.
  • 2.     Please provide a current curriculum vita.
  • 3.     How many times have you attended SPSP and/or the STP teaching preconference?
  • 4.     Why are you interested in this position?
  • 5.     If any, please list all conference programming experiences and/or relevant skills and experiences.
  • 6.     Please list any prior or current positions held in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.


Small Partnerships Grant Committee
The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) provides support in the form of small grants to promote communication and collaboration between psychology teachers from different institutions. The goal of the program is to bring together individuals to engage in planned activities to promote the teaching of psychology or who desire to work together to think about the ways in which the teaching of psychology can be improved.
STP is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for two individuals to serve on a committee that will: a) solicit applications, b) evaluate applications, c) select and notify the recipients, and d) provide feedback to the VP of Recognition and Awards regarding the selection process. All current members of STP are eligible for these positions. Both of the new committee members will serve for three-year terms (through the 2018 grant cycle).
To apply, please send a brief letter stating: 1) your interest and experience (if any) related to the position, and 2) a current CV. Applications should be sent to Keli Braitman, Chair, Small Partnerships Grant Committee, at, and are due by June 20, 2015.

This is a great opportunity for new members of STP to get involved! Please feel free to contact Keli with questions. 


Excellence in Teaching Awards Committee 

This committee requests nominations and self-nomination of STP members interested in serving as the associate chair of the committee for a 3-year term. Committee members review nominees for the awards bestowed to STP members for outstanding performance in each of six categories: 4-year college or university (Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award), 2-year college (Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award), high school (Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award), first 7 years of full-time teaching at any level (Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award), graduate student (Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award), and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Those interested in serving in this capacity, please contact our current committee chair: Amy C. Fineburg, Chair of the STP Teaching Excellence Committee (e-mail:, ph: 205-612-6314), by June 30, 2015


SoTL Grants Committee

Each year, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) administers a program of small grants to provide support for research projects on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The grant program is open to members of the Society for the Teaching Psychology who teach Psychology at 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools.  We need grant reviewers for the 2015-16 cycle. The commitment is minimal but critical. The grant application deadline is October 31st, reviews will begin immediately following, and the committee will meet 1-2 times via conference call to make final decisions before December 1. Get involved with your fellow SoTL colleagues and provide an important service to STP…join our grant review team.  To inquire or to volunteer, contact Marya Howell-Carter, SoTL Grant Chairperson at or 631-420-2236.


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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